Erick Rowan says he’s refusing to hold any grudges post-WWE release and using his friends/family for inspiration.
Appearing on the “Fueled By Death Cast,” the wrestler commented on his release saying wallowing in negativity isn’t going to solve anything. “I can be shocked and upset, but what’s that going to do,” he asked. “You just embrace it. You go every day, one step at a time like everybody else.”
Ruud also said he doesn’t have to look far to be reminded that other people are hurting too.
“I have a lot of friends in the music industry, I have a lot of friends in the service industry. They’re all being hit right now, really hard. There’s nowhere for these people to go to work right now. Nothing’s open. Everything’s taking a big hit,” he explained. “So, I don’t think it’s fair to point and be upset about any kind of situation. There’s no point in doing that. That’s just negative energy and you don’t need to feed a negative situation with more negativity.”
Furthermore, Ruud looks at his two children and wants to act as an example for them. “As much as I have goals in my life, I want them to see that you might not always be going up. You’re going to have peaks and valleys in your life. You always want to keep striving for what you want to do,” he said. “Don’t give up just because somebody says ‘hey, you’re not good enough’ or ‘hey, you can’t do this right now.’ Keep going for what you want to do and the sky’s the limit.”
Listen to the full interview below.