Braun Strowman, the WWE superstar who returned to the company in 2020, recently opened up about his newfound perspective on his career. In an interview with "The Ringer Wrestling Show," Strowman explained that his time away from WWE gave him a new sense of introspection that made him realize that being too much of a "perfectionist" during his first WWE run tainted his perspective.
Strowman admitted that he used to be "worried about little things that were out of my control" and lost sight of what was truly important. He acknowledged that he often took his success for granted during his first stint with the company, thinking it would never end.
However, his surprise release from WWE in 2021 allowed him to reflect on his career and how much he valued it. "You get caught up in the hustle and bustle that comes with this celebrity life, and it turned me into something that I wasn't," Strowman said.
"It turned me away from this shy, bullied kid that was going to prove the world wrong that told him he couldn't do anything. And I started turning into those people who told me I wouldn't amount to anything."
Strowman had an "epiphany" during his time off that made him realize "how amazing" his life in WWE had been.
He now takes every opportunity the company gives him and does the absolute most with it, knowing he doesn't know when his last chance will be.
Braun Strowman Reflects on Career and New Perspective
Strowman's new perspective has allowed him to, even more, appreciate his time in WWE and focus on what matters.
He hopes his story can inspire others to do the same and not take their opportunities for granted. "It's amazing what a little bit of time off will do for your mind and soul," he said. People need to hear that sometimes, it's okay to step back, reassess, and reevaluate your priorities.
Strowman's return to WWE has been met with great enthusiasm from fans, who have long admired his strength and intensity in the ring. With his newfound perspective, he seems poised to take his career to even greater heights and inspire others to do the same.
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