Wrestling superstar Braun Strowman says he owes his life to Vince McMahon after the WWE supremo helped him through one of the darkest chapter of his life.
Strowman - the two-metre tall, 175kg powerhouse - may be one of the most imposing figures to ever step foot inside a wrestling ring.
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Outside the ring, however, Strowman has revealed a troubling chapter in his life that left him vulnerable and contemplating suicide.
Strowman, whose real name is Adam Scherr, spoke about the life-changing meeting with McMahon on a recent episode of WWE Chronicle.
“I got to the point where I was on the verge of... I had enough," Strowman said.
“I kind of busted in on Vince one day in a meeting and I was like ‘I need to talk to you’ and he kicked everybody out of the production meeting and he sat down and talked to me.
“Not like boss to employee but like man to man, almost like a father-son thing.”
Strowman admits his personal struggles are not something he likes talking about, but says the support from McMahon is something he'll never forget.
WWE star can’t thank McMahon enough
“I’m very thankful to have a relationship with him like that because I might not even be here.
“I don’t even like talking about this out loud but I was thinking about killing myself a couple of times.
“That I got to that point, I should have talked to somebody sooner. I never knew how much he cared about me.
“I thought I was just a number in a system.
“That day he made me realise that I’m more important than a number I can’t thank him enough for doing that.”
Strowman competed against Roman Reigns and "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt in a Triple Threat match at WWE Payback on Monday (AEST).
The blockbuster showdown saw Reigns win the Universal Championship after defeating his two rivals in the pay-per-view spectacle.