Colt Cabana explained in this interview with FastCompany.com that he used his run in WWE as motivation to do more things once he was back on the independent circuit. He started a podcast, selling T-shirts, and doing stand up comedy.
“I used comedy as a defense mechanism. I had one of the worst WWE runs ever. The same thing has happened to others, and those wrestlers disappear from the scene.”
“I hit it head on. One of the first things I did was go on a standup comedy tour with [wrestler] Mick Foley, where a lot of my act was making fun of how bad the character Scotty Goldman was, and how awful I was in the WWE.”
Cabana was in WWE from 2007 – 2009. Cabana then explained that he is complete control of his career.
“I’m my own everything. Agent, manager, booker, promoter, everything. I rush home from a tour of Japan to sit and fulfill orders. I’ve built this thing all up myself that I just don’t want anyone else messing with,” he said. “It might be the downfall of everything, but when I get something done, I feel productive, and I feel like I’m earning every single dollar I make.”
You can read the entire interview here.