Brock Lesnar has spoken about his struggles with anxiety, revealing that it takes him days to recover from performing in front of an audience.
Former WWE Champion Brock Lesnar is one of the most intimidating figures in the wrestling world today, something he uses to his advantage to portray the no-nonsense ‘Conquerer’ we regularly see dominating all competition in the ring.
However, during a recent interview on the Pat McAfee Show, Lesnar allowed the world to see a side of himself that he usually keeps out of the public eye when he opened up about his mental health and the anxiety he has struggled with throughout his career.
Lesnar explained that it takes him a few days to recover from performing in front of audiences and that he can get nervous around people.
“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.”
‘The Beast Incarnate’ went on to say that being in front of an audience is exhausting and he needs to take time to recharge afterwards.
“Like I’ve got to go through all this thing, and that’s just who I am. 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.”
Brock Lesnar will next hit the ring at Elimination Chamber on February 19th where he will attempt to recapture the WWE Championship inside the eponymous match which also features Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles, Seth Freakin’ Rollins, Austin Theory and Riddle.
H/T to Wrestling Inc for the above transcription.