What's the story?
Braun Strowman is "The Monster Among Men" and many fans regard him as their favourite current Superstar. But even though Strowman appeared to jump to WWE out of nowhere like a well-placed RKO, he actually worked hard at his success before jumping over to WWE.
Strowman recently spoke to Al Castle for the February 2018 issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated where he opened up about some of the bitter vibes he might have received when he made his emergence onto the WWE landscape and changed it forever.
In case you didn't know...
WWE was once known as "The Land Of Giants" but in recent years WWE has given the spotlight to plenty of average sized, yet incredible athletes.
However, Braun Strowman's insertion to WWE has meant a big change in things once again because there's a massive man on the loose and he's bent on destruction.
The heart of the mater...
During his hour-long interview with Pro Wrestling Illustrated, Strowman addressed several topics, but when Castle asked if there was any resentment in the locker room from people who had paid a lot of dues and worked many towns in order to get to WWE, Strowman was quite open in his reply.
"Yeah, there was a little bit of animosity, I could tell. But, you know, this is a great place. It's a great company to work for. And I won everyone over because of how hard I worked, putting my body on the line and doing everything I can to get better -- listening, watching other matches, watching the whole entire show.
At first, yes there were some of those guys who had been working years and years and years just to get here. But it's not like I didn't put in my time and pay my dues to get here.
The "Monster Among Men" went on to explain how he had worked for years making his way up the strongman circuit. He travelled the world using his own money to follow his dream in that world and WWE happened to see him compete at The World's Strongest Man competition and the rest, as they say, is history.
But by no means was it a sure thing or an easy ride for Strowman and WWE. He had to try out everyone else and make it on NXT. Although he wasn't featured in NXT before moving right up to be a part of the Wyatt Family, he continued to learn from every ounce of information he could absorb which is a practice he continues to this day.
Strowman might go on to become one of the greatest big men in pro wrestling history. He's already improved leaps and bounds since his debut and obviously has a mind for the business.
It could be entirely possible to see Braun Strowman pick up several championships and even more main event victories along the way and eventually find himself in the WWE Hall Of Fame at this rate. But he had to start just like everybody else.
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