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Lana Reveals Battle With Depression, AEW Reaches Out

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Lana has bravely lifted the lid on her battle with depression during her recent WWE Network Chronicle.

When asked how the last year had been for her during the worldwide COIVD-19 pandemic, the former ‘Ravishing Russian’ broken down in tears and struggled to talk about the depression she had gone through after the departure of husband Miro from WWE:

“It’s been really hard. Not having 300 days on the road, being at home, then all of a sudden no fans and then of course being with the person from the very beginning…like travelling with that person, literally 24/7 being with that person and then that person’s not there…it’s really hard. And I don’t even know sometimes how I keep pushing through.”

The next part of the documentary was hard to get through as the star broke down further to reveal the hurtful and thoughtless comments she received from fans on social media when all she wanted was some interaction:

“For me, what was really really hard was like, usually like going to arenas and people boo you then it’s something about the energy you’re like, ‘I’m in control of this’, but then suddenly when I don’t interact with any people whatsoever and I’m just at home and I post something, and everyone is just so mean [crying]. It’s like I couldn’t handle it anymore. ‘Cus that’s like my only interaction with human beings is my Instagram account or Twitter and now everyone in comments are like, ‘you should be fired, why are you not fired, you suck, you’re this, you’re that’ and it’s like damn. I remember texting my parents and being like, ‘please pray for me, my mental health is doing really bad.’ I’m really depressed. I can’t take it anymore. I’m just so sad I don’t wanna do anything. Like why even try? Why? It doesn’t matter. You work hard, you can’t do this, you can’t post because everyone is going to tell you to go jump off a cliff and kill yourself like you’re worth nothing, so it’s like, why?”

Following the airing of the documentary, All Elite Wrestling – the company that currently employs her husband, Miro – reached out to Lana. AEW’s CBO, Brandi Rhodes took to social media to extend the olive branch, stating:

“If you ever need anybody to hype you up and remind you how amazing you are and how much this social media [poop emoji] doesn’t matter, reach out to me @LanaWWE. I’ve got you.”

At WWE Survivor Series on November 22, Lana was the sole survivor in the Team Raw vs. Team SmackDown Women’s Survivor Series Match after spending weeks prior going through the announce table on WWE’s red brand.