For better or for worse, Braun Strowman has been one of WWE's most popular wrestlers over the past decade. His size and his physique immediately made him a special attraction in the eyes of fans, but the Stamford company was able to fully exploit his enormous potential only at certain stages of his career.
His best year was definitely 2017, but his momentum suddenly collapsed after he remedied a resounding defeat by Brock Lesnar at No Mercy. It is true that 'The Monster Among Men' would eventually win the Universal Championship at WrestleMania, but his reign never found proper recognition from the WWE Universe.
After losing his belt at the hands of 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt a few months later, his WWE adventure went into a downward spiral until the day he was released. His name was in fact included in the list of athletes forced to pack to mitigate the harsh consequences of the global pandemic.
In a long interview reported by Sportskeeda, Strowman admitted he risked leaving WWE even before his Raw debut in August 2015.
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“During my WWE career, there have been numerous occasions where I have come very close to giving up everything.
When I was in the development circuit, I had serious doubts that I would make it into the company" - Braun Strowman said. "I had suffered a flood of injuries and my life was gradually changing due to living with pain" - he added.
Strowman has only fought one match outside of WWE so far, the one against EC3. Despite the rumors of the last few weeks, it seems that Vince McMahon has no intention of re-signing Braun. "There has been no offer and there is no interest in bringing him back.
His 90-day non-competition clause has now expired, so he is free to start a new pro-wrestling adventure” - reads the Ringside News portal. 'The Monster Among Men' continues to work on his physique after his WWE release and regularly updates fans via Instagram.
He looks shredded and is ready to wreak havoc in the squared circle. Braun Strowman was quite a popular back when he wrestled for Vince McMahon. He got over as a monster heel during his run with The Wyatt Family. Strowman was later heavily pushed as a singles act.
His loss to Brock Lesnar at No Mercy 2017 severely hurt his push, and it took a while for WWE to make him relevant again.