WWE Star and current WWE Universal Champion, Braun Strowman posted on Instagram about his WWE career recently. Strowman is now in his 7th year as a professional wrestler. He began his professional wrestling career as a complete newbie.
Strowman is now known as the Monster Among Men and started his proper pro-wrestling career as a member of the Wyatt Family. The Wyatt Family was at that time a popular heel group and was led by Bray Wyatt, who now plays The Fiend Character.
Braun Strowman on his career
In his post, Strowman revealed that his journey was not easy as he injured himself multiple times during his early days. He signed a contract with WWE in 2013 and is a former Strongman. His first appearance on WWE TV was in 2014 as a member of “Rosebuds”, a group which was led by Adam Rose.
His NXT debut was in 2014 against Chad Gable. "So it dawned on me just now. This selfie I took was 7 years ago this past weekend when my life forever changed. You see in this pic this was my tiny @kiamotorsusa #Soul that I packed with everything I owned to head to Florida with 150$ to my name.
For the 8 months prior to that, I was pretty much homeless. I would stay at friends houses and sleep where I could because I was jobless minus some part-time security work here and there. I had put every ounce of my being into strongman for many years.
I moved to fl in 2012 and things didn't turn out as planned. I tried everything I could to make a living and still compete at the highest level in strongman and there just wasn't enough money in the sport at the time to live and do it and at that level.
There was no time for a full-time job because training and traveling were so demanding. But walking away from a sport I loved so much was very hard to do. I devoted my life to training and trying to be one of the strongest men to walk the earth.
"Now looking back it was the best decision of my life. I took a chance I had no idea what I was getting into when I started with @wwe 7 days into learning to be a wrestler I had two broken ribs. For pretty much two years when I was in developmental I was injured from ribs to torn PCL to rupturing my L5S1 disk and paralyzing my left leg that required emergency surgery to allow me to walk again ( thus why my left calf pretty much doesn't exist to this day because of the atrophy) I refused to let any of that stop me because I fell in love with the Business that is sports entertainment and I knew deep down inside that God put me on this earth to be one and I am beyond blessed to look back now and see what I had to go through to get to where I am now.
And the moral of this whole long sappy post is if you refuse to give up on yourself the world won't give up on you!!!!! And don't let anyone ever tell you hard work doesn't pay off!!!!!! #DontGiveUpOnYourSelf #YouCanDoIt #HardWorkPaysOff #ChooseYourOwnPath"