Braun Strowman is demanding absurd fees for appearing in indies show

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Braun Strowman is demanding absurd fees for appearing in indies show

The most sensational name to emerge from the last wave of WWE layoffs was certainly that of Braun Strowman, former Universal Champion of the McMahon company, who in recent weeks had struggled and not a little to reach the new step of his path on Monday Night Raw, not even finding a new opponent, after exiting the title lap that counts of the federation flag show.

After years of construction, his character had come to have a very high aura of success, with the bearded giant from Raw managing to defeat none other than Goldberg in the penultimate edition of Wrestlemania, number 36. But all this was not enough, with the McMahons who in the end decided to also cut his contract, which in the last year had brought him over a million dollars in his pockets, excluding bonuses.

Braun Strowman worked for WWE from 2013 to 2021

Apparently, according to what was stated by the well-known site PW Insider, several independent companies were said to have immediately set their scouts in motion, to go and test the ground for possible participation of Braun Strowman in their companies, once his expiration non-competition clause with WWE.

The answer that would be coming to all these companies, however, would be far too high, given that the amount requested by the athlete is composed of at least 5 figures and therefore we are talking about tens of thousands of dollars for a single appearance in the ring.

As reported by the well-known overseas site, in fact: "We heard from some indie promoters that Braun Strowman is asking for a price that is currently in the five-figure range. They confirmed that Strowman is currently doing very well financially and wouldn't even need it right now, so he could decline any booking but if the promoter were to show up with the right offer and the right price, it would be a different story."

As dear old Ted DiBiase would say and this is the case to say: "Every man has his price!" According to the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer, WWE released Braun Strowman because of the feeling that he was “two years past his peak”.

The additions of giants such as Omos (221cm), Shanky (216cm), and Commander Azeez (206cm) to WWE’s main roster also reportedly contributed to the release of Strowman (203cm). “With Strowman (Adam Scherr, 37), who was on a $1.2 million guaranteed deal and had just a few weeks back denigrated all non-WWE wrestling and said he would never work anywhere else, the decision was made because of the feeling he was two years past his peak and he had become obsolete as the roster giant because of Omos on Raw, Commander Azeez on Smackdown, and perhaps Shanky on Raw, being on the main roster who were so much bigger than he is,” Meltzer wrote.