Apollo Crews made an appearance on “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia” and during it, he talked about his rocky relationship with his parents might be affecting his ability to try something different in his career.
Here is what he had to say (H/T to WrestlingNews.co):
“I feel like being that with them has carried over in my older years. My wife has helped me grow and helps push me outside my comfort zone. I struggled with always staying with what I feel comfortable with. I think that’s what holds me back sometimes is that it’s hard to step out of that comfort zone. Trying something different, if it maybe an outlandish character, I think I should just be me on TV and maybe that doesn’t translate well to the fans. Maybe that’s why they don’t understand who I am. It’s when you see people break outside that comfort zone is when they see a lot of success in life in general. You have to take those risks and I’ve always been timid with that.”
“I think that’s what has held me back. I feel like somewhere along the way, I got too comfortable and I lost that drive. Winning the title did actually put me back on track. This isn’t it. The hard work is going to begin now. Let’s see what you are made of. It’s not like I can go back and kick my feet up. The next day I’m back to square one and I’ll say I know what I have to do to get back there and I’m going to make it happen.”