All Elite Wrestling Star The Blade (Pepper Parks) recently took to his Instagram and revealed that he has been dealing with anxiety, depression and confidence issues for a while now, while also posting a photo of himself and his wife, AEW Star The Bunny (Allie). The Blade also noted on his Instagram post that he first noticed an extreme spike in these issues during the pandemic, which made him realize he has been suffering from these issues all his life, but he just did not recognize what the issues were until then.
The Blade also said that he reached out for help from his friends and family as well as from a couple of therapists and thought he had it under control from self-management until he had another spike, so he took more drastic measures and talked to the executives of All Elite Wrestling. Blade then said he would like to express a huge thank you to everyone in the company, who has been incredibly supportive of his mental issues.
Blade last competed for All Elite Wrestling on the October 6 episode of AEW Dark: Elevation, where he teamed with the Butcher, Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen to defeat the team of Chuck Taylor, Lee Johnson, Brock Anderson and Wheeler Yuta in an 8-Man Tag Team Match. The Blade has been paired with The Butcher since making his debut for AEW and they are part of the Hardy Family Office stable.
You can check out The Blade’s full Instagram post below: