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WWE News: Braun Strowman reveals why he owes his WWE career to Mark Henry

Riju Dasgupta
FEATURED COLUMNIST
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4.05K   //    19 Feb 2018, 10:33 IST

Whom does Strowman attribute his WWE career to?
Whom does Strowman attribute his WWE career to?

What's the story?

The Monster Among Men, Braun Strowman, was a guest on a recent episode of Busted Open Radio, where he was interviewed by Dave LaGreca and WWE legend, Mark Henry. During the course of the conversation, Strowman revealed how he got his first break.

Funnily, it was Mark Henry who gave Strowman a shot at living his WWE dream.

In case you didn't know...

Right now, Braun Strowman is a featured attraction on RAW and finds a way to amuse his fans every week, with different feats of strength.

He's bridged the gap between the big man and the more athletic high-flier, by performing at a caliber that most professional wrestling big men have not been traditionally known for, historically.

What makes this such a unique feat is the fact that Braun Strowman does not have an independent wrestling background, and hails from the 'strongman' world instead.

The heart of the matter

Here's what Strowman said about first getting in touch with Mark Henry, and transitioning it into a career in WWE: (H/T Wrestling Inc.)

Truth be told, I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for Mark Henry. I traveled around the world doing strongman competition. That's the first time I met Mark, back in 2010 when I competed as an amateur. I introduced myself and said 'I've always been a fan of his in WWE and what he's done in the strength sports world.'

From that first encounter was formed a bond, that would allow Strowman to sign with the world's largest professional wrestling promotion:

We sparked a friendship from there and he pretty much turned WWE's eyes on me. Lo and behold, here we are today.

What's next?

Braun Strowman will take on six other men in the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, where he could earn a shot at Brock Lesnar and the Universal Championship, at WrestleMania 34.

Author's take

Both men have traveled similar paths to get to WWE. Therefore, it is not odd that Henry was the one who helped Braun Strowman out.

The question remains on whether Strowman can have as long and prosperous a career as Mark Henry, in the company.


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Riju Dasgupta
FEATURED COLUMNIST
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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