Mon. Dec 6th, 2021

The Blade took to Instagram today to reveal that he is dealing with anxiety, depression and confidence issues.

The AEW wrestler hasn’t worked for AEW since October 6th when he was part of the Dark: Elevation taping prior to the live episode of Dynamite that night.

In the post, The Blade mentioned that he has noticed an “extreme spike” of those emotions during the pandemic and another recent spike that led to him talking with AEW Executives about it. He wrote the following:

“Hello, my name is Jesse Guilmette, and I struggle with anxiety, depression and confidence issues. I first noticed an extreme spike in these feelings during the pandemic, which also made me realize I’ve suffered from these issues all my life. I just didn’t recognize what they were until then. So I reached out for help from some friends and family, tried a couple therapists and thought I had it under control from self-management. Until I had another spike recently. So I took more drastic measures this time and talked to the executives at @allelitewrestling . Getting the courage to speak up to them was more difficult than it sounds, and I’d like to express a huge thank you to @docwholifts_1 , @meghalegalgirl10 , @tonyrkhan and everyone at AEW. When I’m not feeling the best, I simply remember that EVERY response I’ve received from the people I’ve opened up to has been incredibly positive and supportive.

It’s feels good to tell you this and to take off my mask. It helps to talk about my struggles instead of holding them inside, and I’m feeling more confident and comfortable around people. Thank you for listening. I’m sorry if I’ve been distant lately. I love you and I can’t wait to see you soon.”

Since arriving in AEW, The Blade and The Butcher have been a fixture in the tag team division. AEW did book The Butcher in singles action at the latest AEW Dark tapings last month.

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