The Dutch Destroyer won the NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans, and it was a very emotional moment for Aleister Black. Normally very stoic, he couldn’t help but smile from ear to ear after earning the top prize in NXT.
Black released a statement on his Instagram account, admitting the problems he has dealt with over the years stemming from anxiety and depression.
Aleister Black wanted to remind the WWE Universe that anyone could be fighting the fight he does each and every day outside of the ring. This wasn’t the first time Black has admitted to dealing with this, as he revealed back in October that he’s been paralyzed by anxiety and depression before.
It seems that mental health is an important cause for Black. Everyone has their own demons that they face, and it’s great to see someone in his spot be so open about his own personal battles.