Brock Lesnar has opened up about his struggles with anxiety, explaining that he takes him days to recover from performing in front of an audience.
For his entire wrestling career Brock Lesnar has carried an aura of invincibility, and someone that you simply don’t mess with. His intimidating reputation gave birth to his on-screen character, as well as characterising how he was seen by many backstage.
It even transferred to his career outside of wrestling, where he was and to some extent still is, regarded as one of the most feared combat athletes in the world.
However, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t face struggles with anxiety and mental health in the same way as millions of others. The usually guarded Lesnar, gave a glimpse into these struggles during a recent appearance on the Pat McAfee Show.
During the conversation, Lesnar admitted that he takes him days to recover from performing in front of an audience, revealing that this is why he prefers to be alone after shows.
“I have a total crash after being in front of audiences, Like, I go hibernate in Saskatchewan. Like, my downers – like, the anxiety from that – like, takes me a few days to recover. Forever, yeah it’s been that way. Like, I used to be on – have big wrestling matches in high school and – like, to come down from big arenas it’s like, I get nervous around people and I’m awkward as f*ck. Yeah, but I’m putting on a show.
“Like I’ve got to go through all this thing, and that’s just who I am,” Lesnar continued. “And I like to go and just get away from the people. And it’s not that I dislike people. I mean, it’s not been that way, but some people, yeah, I don’t like. I just like to be left the f**k alone, and because I’m like – like, I’m in front of an audience then it just exhausts me. And so I’ve got to go and like, recharge up.”
Elsewhere during the interview, Lesnar also opened up about his WWE future and how he’s simply having fun during his current run with the company.
Brock Lesnar will be back in action at Elimination Chamber on February 19th when he takes on Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles, Seth Freakin’ Rollins, Austin Theory and Riddle in an attempt to win the WWE Championship.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.