Earlier this month, WWE shocked WWE Universe fans with a new wave of layoffs, including some of the top names on the company's main roster. The main name to be released is certainly that of former WWE champion Braun Strowman who, after years spent in the upper echelons of Vince McMahon's federation, was released quite surprisingly.
Many were the insiders and fans of the WWE Universe to ask themselves the reason for this choice and although the official nature is missing, the motivation would lie in economic issues with the WWE who didn't want to pay the high wages asked by Strowman.
WWE released Braun Strowman earlier this month
There are many rumors about the future of the wrestler, there are those who believe in a return to WWE and those who think instead of AEW. In the last few hours after NXT TakeOver: In Your House, a fan asked WWE to do the match between Karrion Kross and Braun Strowman.
Monster Among Us responded positively to this hypothesis by stating that they would like to fight against the current NXT Champion and stated: "I would love to face him, but I will decide when the time is for this challenge" The response of the NXT champion was not long in coming and even added that he is already preparing and that a challenge between them in the future is inevitable.
Kross said: "The Monster Among Men. You and I will try to annihilate each other, all this is inevitable. I can't wait for it to come to this. I'm preparing for this event." The rumors about Strowman's future are many and at the same time in an interview with TMZ Sports Mark Henry talked about the possibility that Braun Strowman will arrive in AEW: "He is at the top of my list, obviously it does not depend only on me but there is interest from both sides.
I hope that at the end of the non-compete clause with WWE Braun can sign for us." Following his WWE release, fans have been speculating what the future could hold for The Monster Among Men. In an interview with TMZ Sports, AEW's latest acquisition Mark Henry teased that Strowman could sign with Tony Khan's company after his 90-day non-compete clause.
"[He's] super high on my list. It's not all a Mark Henry decision but there is already interest on both sides so hopefully by the time he's allowed to wrestle, in August- I think the middle of August then we can have a serious conversation about contractual things of that nature, but right now there's interest on both sides," said Mark Henry.