It was during his traveling with WWE that Jacobs, a staunch libertarian, formed a close bond with Daniel Bryan, the roster's most outspoken leftist. Jacobs has made mutual understanding the core of his political philosophy and enjoyed exchanging countless ideas in political discussions and debates with Bryan.
"Bryan and I are on such opposite ends of the political spectrum," said Jacobs, a Republican. "But we respect each other as human beings and value each other's opinions, so we had conversations and learned from each other. I learned a lot from Bryan, even if we didn't always agree."
Jacobs's dark, sinister character had an incredible run, primarily thanks to Jacobs' versatility in the ring and his ability to showcase different parts of his personality in the character, but he was able to showcase an entirely new piece of his personality when working alongside Bryan in Team Hell No.