In a recent interview as part of Callihan Uncensored, Jake Crist discussed several topics, including his recent return to IMPACT Wrestling.

“I can’t even put it into words, I can’t even express the meaning, three years of hard work, dedication, going to the gym, dieting, I know it’s cliche to say all of those things, but that’s exactly what I was doing.

I’m telling you, I came out the better person in the end and I’m very, very happy that I got that opportunity. Not only was I happy that I was able to overcome all of the odds that I’ve overcome, but to do it by my best friend’s side was just the icing on the cake.

It was overwhelming, I can’t even put into words how much every single person that came up to me and said something amazing about how great I looked, or how young I look, or how fantastic of shape I was in, it was awesome, it was the best feeling ever, it made every bit of those three years, every second of that, it made it all worth it.

There were days that I literally made myself go to the gym, like I made myself quit drinking and put down the bottle. Anything that you can think about that would set you over the edge and make you want to do those things, I literally had to block those things out to get to this point in my life and I’m so happy and grateful that I’m at the end now, that’s 100% fact. If I didn’t do that, if I didn’t make a change, I wouldn’t have had these opportunities, I know that for a fact, I’m on the best run of my life.”

The full interview is available at this link.