WWE News: Braun Strowman reveals how his career almost ended
'The Monster Among Men' was almost a man with a short career.
What’s the story?
During a recent interview on the most recent Busted Open Radio, WWE Superstar Braun Strowman told hosts Dave LaGreca and former WWE Superstar Mark Henry, how his wrestling career almost came to an abrupt end.
In case you didn’t know…
Braun Strowman signed with WWE in early 2013. He has next to no experience n the business, having been signed based on his size. Strowman made his professional wrestling debut at an NXT live event in Jacksonville, Florida, on December 19, 2014, defeating Chad Gable.
Strowman spent much of 2015 as a 'Rosebud' for Adam Rose.
The heart of the matter
During his appearance on Busted Open Radio, Strowman commented on his career almost coming to a premature end: "If I could go back and do it all over again, I would be smarter with protecting myself and my brand, being a big man, not letting people talk me into doing stupid things I should not have been doing.
The Monster Among Men revealed how an injury could've almost ended his WWE career and praised the WWE doctors and medical personnel for the care they show towards the WWE Superstars: "One injury that was really close to ending my career is, I ruptured a disk in my back and it cut into my side nerve and paralyzed my back. The folks at WWE take such great care of us with injury and make sure we are running at peak performance.
"I went to the doctor in Pittsburgh, I had to be pushed through the airport in a wheelchair because my left leg was 100% paralyzed. I had surgery and when I woke up, I walked to my recovery room. The man upstairs is certainly looking out for me. ''
Strowman will be one of the seven participants in the men's Elimination Chamber match at the pay-per-view event.
Protecting yourself is a common mistake a lot of big men make when training to be a wrestler. It can often result in a near career-ending injury, as it exactly did to Strowman. Thankfully he made a full recovery to become one of WWE's most entertaining Superstars.