Bryan Danielson Admits He Went “Deep Off The Rails” During Mental Health Struggles

Coming out of retirement, Bryan Danielson had a great run in WWE, becoming the WWE Champion once again, where he made people boo the idea of recycling. However, he left the company in 2021 and didn’t wish to sign a new one. Apparently, Bryan Danielson wanted a lighter schedule and had a desire to bleed in his wrestling bouts. This made Danielson to depart from the WWE.

The road to his current status was a tough one for him as well as his family. During a recent appearance on “Unconsciously Coupled” podcast, Bryan Danielson shared about his struggles with depression during the time he was retired. He pointed out the moments that he now regrets not to have been a part off due to him fighting his demons at the time.

“Brie ended up coming back and doing more wrestling, but what we thought was going to be her last match, I’d gone off the rails. Like, deep, deep off the rails, So I wasn’t there for what, in theory, could have been her last match. So deep, deep guilt for that. For her mom and Johnny’s [Laurinaitis] wedding, I wasn’t there for that because I’d had a really bad episode. There are those kind of things. Then there’s the everyday – I don’t want to say everyday guilt, but for example, guilt with the kids, more so, where it’s like I can’t, you know, I play with them, but I’m really just on the floor.”

Bryan Danielson

Danielson has been vocal about his struggle with depression in the past. Bryan has stated that one struggling with depression should try their best to beat it, not only for oneself but also for their families. Soon after his defeat by MJF, Danielson released an emotional promo, wherein he stated that everything he does is for his family and indicated that it is probably time for him to hang his boots.

We will have to see what comes next for The American Dragon.

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