Braun Strowman has come through the ranks in WWE over the past year. After being drafted out of The Wyatt Family last summer, Strowman has finally come into his own on Monday Night Raw.
The Monster Among Men has his sights set on Roman Reigns at FastLane in a few weeks time. Over the past couple weeks, he has proved that he is the real monster in WWE by brushing aside Mark Henry and spearing Goldberg.
Braun is definitely being built up as the new monster in the company, but because of how quickly he has risen to the challenge in WWE, there isn’t a lot known about the big man.
Braun is seemingly a private superstar and given that he doesn’t use Social Media very often, it is hard for fans to follow him and his life outside of the company.
Ahead of what could be a huge victory for Braun and then his first WrestleMania one-on-one match, here are 15 facts about Braun Strowman that every WWE fan needs to know.
15. He Helped Enzo When He Broke His Leg
Enzo told the story of when he broke his leg down in NXT when he and Cass joined Stone Cold on his podcast. Enzo stated that he was in a match when it happened and didn’t fully realize it was broke until afterward.
By this point, Enzo was being told that he needed to go to the hospital and he refused an ambulance as he didn’t want people to make a fuss. Instead, Braun Strowman carried Enzo out to the car so that he could be driven to the hospital. The two men were working together in NXT at the time and have remained good friends ever since, even currently working on the Raw roster together. So, it seems that Enzo doesn’t only have one giant as back-up anymore.
14. He Debuted As Braun Stowman But WWE Changed It When He Joined The Wyatt Family
Braun Strowman made his NXT debut on December 19, 2014 when he defeated current SmackDown Tag Team Champion Chad Gable at an NXT Live show. He then went on to have just eight matches over the next few months as he prepared himself for a call-up with The Wyatt Family.
He was known as Braun Stowman when he debuted in NXT, but this was then changed to Strowman when he joined forces with Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and Bray Wyatt. It is unknown why WWE made the name change or even why the “r” makes that much of a difference. He has seemingly had much more success on the main roster since the name change, which means it was obviously a good idea, right?
13. He Was Once Fat Shamed By WWE Fans
WWE Superstars gain plenty of attention from WWE fans, which in turn translates to merchandise sales. At times, the attention is unwanted and Braun was the victim of trolling attempts that called him fat, following his main roster debut with The Wyatt Family back in 2016.
Strowman took it with a pinch of salt before responding that he had just weighed himself and he was only 377 pounds, attaching a picture that showed his muscles. It is worth noting that WWE actually bills Braun at 385 pounds right now. It is possible that Braun has gained a couple of pounds over the past few months but it’s more likely that WWE is inflating figures again.
12. He Is Unpinned On Raw
Braun Strowman was drafted to Monday Night Raw back in July and he has since remained unpinned on the weekly show ever since. Seven months later, Braun has still yet to be kept down on the mat for a three count.
Braun has come close, though, he failed to defeat Sami Zayn in ten minutes when they faced each other at RoadBlock: End of the line last year. At Survivor Series, he was eliminated by count-out after he tried to make it back to the ring in time as James Ellsworth held back his legs. A seven-month unpinned run is incredible for someone that has only been on the main roster for a few years, but it will be interesting to see if that all ends at FastLane in a few weeks time.
11. He Has Never Wrestled For An Indy Promotion
The 16-time Champion and undisputed face of WWE John Cena has never wrestled for an Independent promotion before either. Cena made his debut back in 2002 a time when the business was completely different. Strowman literally made the switch from being a Strongman competitor to a professional wrestler. He signed for WWE in May 2013 and made his debut in December 2014. This means that as an untrained wrestler walking into the Performance Centre back in 2013, it took him just over a year to earn his craft and be able to be put into a sanctioned match. That is a remarkable record, perhaps we have been forgetting to give Braun Strowman the respect he deserves.