Strowman the showman
Braun is leading a new flock of aggressive WWE Superstars.
WWE Special Sunday 28 May e.tv (*194) 13:00
“Any opportunity the WWE gives me, I take the ball and run with it.” And boy, is Braun Strowman running. He’s gone from a sheep in the Wyatt Family to being a champion-destroying, truck-flipping, ring- destroying wrestling monster!
The 33-year-old (whose real name is Adam Scherr) is 2.05m tall and 175kg – the only active wrestler physically bigger than him is Big Show (2.13m and 170kg). Before joining the WWE in 2013, Braun was a World’s Strongest Man competitor and he literally throws opponents around the ring like rag dolls… even Big Show. The behemoths actually broke the ring when they went to war on WWE Raw in mid-April and social-media-loving Braun posted to his Instagram email@example.com: “I’ll remember this night for the rest of my life! #ThankUBigShow”
RULING OVER ROMAN
Thanks to his popularity as a villain, Braun is already a main-event draw – CEO Vince McMahon has him in a feud with “next big thing” Roman Reigns that could headline WrestleMania 34 in April 2018. And there’s nothing ordinary about their fights – Braun flipped an ambulance with Roman in the back during Raw in April and at Payback on 30 April, Braun left Roman a bloody, limping mess. Wrestling pundits like Sean Rueter from Cagesideseats.com say that “you will be hard-pressed to find folks who didn’t think it [their match] was a great one”, not least because the WWE Universe is still peeved at Roman ending The Undertaker’s career at WrestleMania 33 on Sunday 2 April.
THAT’S MR TEDDY TO YOU
But while the man-muscle-mountain is a wild- eyed, uncontrollable wrecking ball in the ring, outside it’s a different story. He loves WWE meet-and-greets with young fans. He goes fishing with his dad Rick, an ex-pro softball player who was nicknamed “Crusher” for hitting over 1 800 home-runs. And he loves cuddling with his 11-year- old rescue pitbull. Not bad for the meanie that WWE Diva Charlotte calls “one of the nicest guys you’ll meet”.
Braun Strowman’s like a caged animal in the WWE ring.
Nice-guy Braun loves meeting fans, big and small.
He was a sheep in the Wyatt Family.
Braun flipped an ambulance with ease.