Brock Lesnar is a former WWE Universal Champion and he recently spoke about dealing with anxiety. Although he is known for being almost indestructible in the ring, he actually dealt with anxiety in the past. He appeared on The Pat McAfee show to speak about it.
According to him, being a WWE performer takes a toll on him mentally.
Brock Lesnar Reveals That He Has To Deal with Anxiety
“I have a total crash after being in front of audiences,” Lesnar told The Pat McAfee Show.
“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*ck 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 actually comes from a family of fighters, according to him. He grew up with his two older brothers. He grew up in Webster, South Dakota. “The Lesnar family were fighters,” Lesnar recalled. “And so I grew up six years younger than my two older brothers who were getting out of jail on Monday mornings to go to school because of street fights and you know.
So I grew up with that stigma. We went to street dances, I went there to fight. That’s what we did. That’s what I did, anyway. And then it was girls after that and maybe I’ll have a couple of drinks”. Brock Lesnar is currently set to appear at WrestleMania.
He will fight for a major WWE Title as he won the Royal Rumble match last month. This will let him choose any champion that he wants to fight at WrestleMania.