In one of the latest episodes of WWE Chronicle on the WWE Network Braun Strowman opened up about being unhappy with his position in the company last year around the time of the Elimination Chamber PPV:
“I got to the point where I was on the verge of I had enough. I kind of busted in on Vince one day in a meeting and I was like ‘I need to talk to you’ and he kicked everybody out of the production meeting and he sat down and talked to me. Not like boss to employee but like man to man, almost like a father son talk thing.”
“I’m very thankful to have a relationship with him like that because I might not even be here. I don’t even like talking about this out loud but I was thinking about killing myself a couple of times. That I got to that point, I should have talked to somebody sooner. I never knew how much he cared about me. I thought I was just a number in a system. That day he made me realize that I’m more important than a number I can’t thank him enough for doing that.”
Hearing such open honesty from Strowman like this shows a new side to the big man and his relationship with Vince. This isn’t the first time a wrestlers possition on the roster has lead them to mental health issues with many taking to alchohol and medications to manage. Braun taking the positive steps of talking about his struggles with Vince and now openly will hopefully help others in a similar state.