Colt Cabana is trying to move on from his legal battle with WWE doctor Chris Amann. But it's not easy.
In 2015, Amann filed a lawsuit against Cabana and CM Punk over comments made by both men on Cabana's podcast following Punk leaving WWE. The case finally went to trial this past June, with the judge ruling in favor of Cabana and Punk.
Speaking to The Mirror, Cabana opened up about how he's had a tough time turning on Raw or SmackDown since the lawsuit came about.
"In that suit, when it first came about, it was hard for me to watch. It was really hard for me to turn it on, and be like, 'oh look at this', knowing that this doctor was trying to get $40 million out of me,” Colt said. "The wrestling I like is... I never wanted to be that guy, but I don't watch that much. I really like watching Netflix and comedies, that's really what I love. I love watching live wrestling. When I'm at the shows, I love watching it live, I love watching it in person."
Following the trial, Cabana sued Punk for $200,000 in damages with an additional $1 million in punitive damages for breach of contract and fraud over Punk alleging to pay Cabana's legal fees. Going through a court battle with and against his former best friend has taken a toll on Cabana. He likened the experience to when he was released by WWE in 2009 and uses the ring as an escape.
"When I got fired from WWE I was very down, very depressed - and this is the same situation that's happened recently with all this stuff," he said. "But I just remember when I was in the ring wrestling, it was the best, and everything went away and I didn't have to think about these issues."It was just 20 minutes of escape, and you're just chasing that. So it's always like, when stuff is down you try to book as many shows as you can. And I'm doing that, I'm working a lot these days, yeah."
Cabana has been keeping busy in September, working All In and for other Independent promotions. ROH recently announced that Cabana will compete at Death Before Dishonor, teaming with Flip Gordon to face Bully Ray and Silas Young in a tables match.