WWE Network officially released a new episode of ‘WWE Chronicle’ this weekend that features Lana talking about struggling with depression and being separated from husband Rusev (known as Miro in AEW).
Lana said, “It’s been really hard. Not having 300 days on the road, being at home, then all of a sudden no fans. Then, of course, like being with the person from the very beginning, like traveling with that person, being literally 24/7, being with that person and then that person is not there, it’s really hard. I don’t even know how sometimes I keep on pushing through.”
She also went into detail about how she has been having mental health issues and struggling with depression. Lana said, “For me, what was really, really hard was, usually going to arenas and people boo you, it’s something about the energy, you’re like, ‘oh, I’m in control of this,’ right? But then when all of a sudden I don’t interact with any people whatsoever and I’m just at home and I post something and everyone is just so mean. I couldn’t handle it anymore, because 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.”
She said that it has gotten so bad sometimes that she texted her parents asking for prayers. “I remember, texting my parents and being like,’ please pray for me, my mental health is doing really bad, I’m really depressed. I just — I can’t take it anymore. I’m just… I’m so sad. Like, I don’t want to do anything.’ Like, why even try? Why? It doesn’t matter. You work hard. You do this like you can’t post because everyone is going to tell you to go jump off a cliff and kill yourself and like you’re worth nothing.”
Numerous people have been reaching out to show their support including AEW’s Brandi Rhodes. Brandi said, “If you ever need anybody to hype you up and remind you how amazing you are and how much this social media doesn’t matter, reach out to me . I’ve got you.”
You can watch a clip of the show below. Let us know what you think in the comments below. Thanks to Fightful for providing transcriptions.
this is so heartbreaking 😢 pic.twitter.com/e3BUGHtG32
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