Former WWE Superstar Braun Strowman has revealed that his WWE run was nearly over before it began as he was ready to walk away from the company.
Strowman joined WWE in 2013 where he was part of NXT but he only had a handful of matches under his belt before he made his WWE Raw debut on the night after SummerSlam 2015 as the black sheep of The Wyatt Family.
From there success was on the cards for The Monster Among Men as he captured the WWE Intercontinental Championship, the Raw Tag Team Championship with 10-year-old partner Nicholas, and the WWE Universal Championship, cementing his place as one of WWE’s major stars.
The wrestling world was therefore shocked when Braun Strowman was released from his WWE contract at the beginning of June 2021 alongside five other WWE Superstars.
Speaking to Control Your Narrative, Strowman revealed that he nearly walked away from wrestling before he made it to WWE’s main roster and is still counting the cost of his career on his body:
“I’m constantly in pain. There was many times, even in my WWE career, I was like a month away from quitting when I was in developmental because I didn’t know if I could take it anymore. I’d had so many injuries, and had literally had life-changing injuries. January 2015 I ruptured my S5 L1 disc in my back and it cut my sciatic nerve and completely paralysed my left leg. I had like a 65 percent chance of getting it back and I got 85 percent of my leg use back. That’s why I’m very, very f*cking sensitive when people talk crap about my legs being small, I can’t help it.”
Under his real name of Adam Scherr, Strowman recently competed in the main event of Free The Narrative 2. In the first wrestling match of his post WWE career, Strowman defeated former WWE Superstar and TNA World Champion EC3.