Matt Striker was recently interviewed by The Roman Show and he delved into some heavy subjects. Among these were his struggles with depression and being a victim of sexual abuse when he was young.
Check out some highlights below:
On being a sexual abuse survivor:
There’s a lot of things that happened in my life that I don’t share because they are mine, but if I can ever speak about experiences to help people I am not a shame to say right now I was sexually abused, when I was nine years old by a stranger. I struggle with depression. I struggle with social anxiety. When I am not Matt Striker I am the quietest person in the world, but the thing is this, either you give it the power to beat you or you beat it.
If he’ll return to wrestling on television in MLW or Lucha Underground:
Never say never. It’s not lost on me that I woke up this morning. Everything else is downhill. There’s people that had plans today and didn’t wake up. There’s an old saying ‘If you want to make God laugh tell him your plans.’ I make no plans.
On MLW’s upcoming PPV Nov. 2:
MLW has a great roster of wrestlers that you wont see anywhere else and know with Jim Cornette and Rich Bocchini making the call. You have the identity. I think MLW needs to do what MLW does. It’s nice to have variety. It’s great to be able to choose. It’s like you go to the supermarket and all they have is milk after a while you’d hate milk. Then you see chocolate milk and you say ‘Oh, chocolate milk.’ Everyone needs to have preference.
If Lucha Underground will return:
The beauty of pro wrestling and Lucha Underground is that we can create stars overnight. We can take you and put you in a match with Vampiro and next morning everyone will know your name and you’ll be trending worldwide. I am not concerned. Lucha Underground needs to find a new home or maybe a new network.