Konnan Says He Suffers From Manic Depressive Disorder

- Mister Saint Laurent reporting…

This week on MLW’s Konnan Show presented by Masked Republic’s LuchaShop.com, Konnan had a lot to say about the erratic nature of many of wrestling’s top stars over the years. He even revealed for the first time that he himself suffers from Manic Depressive Disorder.

“When I was 16 years old, I had gotten arrested and they sent me to a psychologist to see what my problem was. They said that I was a manic depressive and I got scared because I heard the word ‘manic.’ What am I, a maniac or something? But that would happen to me. Sometimes I would go into these deep funks of depression where I just didn’t want to talk to anybody or do anything. I didn’t want to be around anybody, but then I would have these super euphoric highs where I just wanted to talk to everybody and I was in a really crazy mode.”

“I would go between these two things and I remember talking to Raven, who is another very creative guy and he used to tell me to take Zoloft. He said it was an antidepressant. So I would take it, but I think I wouldn’t take enough or I wouldn’t take it long enough.”

MLW’s Konnan Show is available on MLW.com, iTunes and syndicated by Stitcher.com.

Dave Meltzer also appeared on the show and discussed the following topics:

-Dave Meltzer’s journey into the wrestling business.

-Dave Meltzer receiving threats from various wrestlers back in the kayfabe era including the Road Warriors.

-What major power brokers and wrestling minds did Dave Meltzer learn the intricacies of the wrestling business from?

-Dave Meltzer talks with the guys about Dana White going to war with Dave about a recent Observer article focussing on the trials and tribulations of the May UFC on FOX sports special and Konnan and Court chime in on Dana with some harsh words by Court Bauer for Dana.

-When Konnan & Court Bauer first came across Dave Meltzer and the Observer Newsletter.

-Dave Meltzer’s first seeing Calibri – who would go on to become WWE’s Rey Mysterio.

-Whether Lucha Libre could successfully expand to the U.S. today.

-Konnan answers your mailbag questions!

Carlito Colon of WWE and Puerto Rico fame jumps on with Konnan, Court and Mister Saint Laurent next Monday on www.KonnanShow.com!

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  • jdl

    No one is surprised that Konnan is medically a few cars down the crazy train.

  • Blaze

    He has something that cannot be medically proven. Taking Zoloft and other "antidepressants" is just going to make it worse.

    • Don

      True, often it is the cause of these disorders. But hey, in the US all that matters is they are getting paid, they don't care about the citizens' health at all.

  • John

    I am a bit dissapointed by the above comments. Firstly, the phrase 'crazy train' is highly offensive – not least to people who have had, or have mental health problems. Would you put something racist, sexist or homophobic on a forum. Have some respect for the man. Secondly, health professionals do follow certain guidelines before making a mental health diagnosis. Unfortunately a blood test or x-ray can not, as of yet, tell a medical professional if someone has a mental health problem. Until, that day comes, and I am sure it will, they have to use medically tested and much used questionnaires and guidelines. Lastly, it is wrong to say anti-depressants do not work. They work for a lot of people with mental health problems. I know because I have used them. Not all drugs work for all people, just like chemotherapy doesn't work for all cancer patients. It is medically acknowledged that in a small number of cases there is a risk of anti depressants making people feel worse initially, but most people do feel better within a few weeks when they get into the system. And no, I do not work for a drug company or am a medical professional. I am someone who has suffered from depressive illness over the years and has been helped by drug treatment.

    • outkazt09

      there’s no science to back up these claims that the psychiatrist make. I want proof if I have a disorder not just an opinion or a gut feeling as to what I have.