On August 27th, former WWE personality, Jason Sensation, wrote on his Twitter timeline “I got my gun through security & will shoot myself in the head & kill myself during tonight’s #RAW in Toronto. Don’t ya dare miss it!!! Thanks for the memories @WWE.” And the cry for help was heard by the community.
Jason Sensation was extremely apologetic the following day and blamed his outburst on his depression and various mental health issues. However, there was more to this story than first appeared, as Sensation eventually opened up about his struggles since his brief moment in the spotlight in 1999/2000.
“I say something stupid every now and then because I’m hurting and I’m just trying to get a reaction out of them. Do you even notice me? Why can’t you see me? It’s from a place of being hurt and never even getting a mention back. I can never get a mention back.” said Sensation.
As a wrestling fan, I remember Jason Sensation as a very lanky guy with nothing close to a wrestlers body, or the ‘look’ needed to be a top wrestler, in fact, he was not even a wrestler. He was brought in to do impersonations of other wrestlers, and he did those very well, especially of the late great Owen Hart. However, in the wrestling business, once your storyline has run its course, unless they have other ideas for you, you’ll be shown the exit door.
For Jason Sensation, it just feels like there is a lack of understanding on how the wrestling business works, and it feels very similar to how former child stars may react after Hollywood brings them in and then spits them out.
To be in the entertainment business from a young age onward, you must improve your skills. If no one is buying what you’re selling, then it’s a harsh reality to handle because it’s a self-esteem drug you want back in your life desperately. Without that drug, voids try to be filled in other ways, and if they can’t, depression and other mental health issues might show their faces more transparently as one’s self-esteem may feel assassinated.
Hopefully, Sensation gets the help he needs, and learns how to move on from the past because clinging to a specific period from your past means that you don’t feel there’s anything in the present or the future that could be better. Life isn’t easy. It’s hard. However, you control it, and it’s up to you to take the chance to live in the present and give something else a chance. You never know where something new might take you.
If you feel like you’ve been losing your own war lately, please do get help as soon as possible or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
If you or a loved one you know is showing signs of a Mental Health Disorder, whether it be Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Scizophrenia, Addiction, Body Dysmorphia etc., or maybe you just need someone to talk to, please do get the help you need. If you feel like you need to talk to someone right now, you can talk to one of the many fantastic therapists at Better Help by CLICKING HERE.
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