During a recent interview with The Kingston Whig-Standard, former WWE Superstar and current SmackDown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan discussed a few different topics while promoting this Sunday night's SummerSlam event, including revealing that he suffered a mental breakdown when he was initially forced to retire from active competition. Below are highlights:
On Suffering a Mental Breakdown When He was Forced to Retire
"I had to go out to Florida (to shoot Total Divas) and we're in John Cena's house for four weeks or whatever and there's cameras just on you all the time. I just had this horrible mental breakdown."
Using Nature to Cope with the Situation
"That's what I needed. I needed to get away from all of that and just get out to be by some trees. It's hard for me. I don't do really well in cities, which is crazy given that we're flying in and out of these major cities every week. Brie describes it as anxiety. And she would be accurate. I get this anxiety in cities and places like that. When you grow up in kind of a small town and when you grow up around a lot of green and trees and nature and that sort of thing, sometimes I think it's a little mentally disconcerting to be around this concrete."
To check out the interview in its entirety, click here.