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Braun Strowman – “I Am The First & Biggest Star To Come Out Of The Performance Center”

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Former WWE Superstar Braun Strowman has reminisced about one of his few matches on NXT and claims he is the biggest star to come out of WWE’s Performance Center.

Now known by his real name of Adam Scherr, the giant star joined WWE in early 2013 and like other competitors signed to the company, headed to the Performance Center in Orlando to hone his wrestling skills.

While developmental systems in days gone by such as OVW or FCW were more low-key, NXT became one of the hottest properties in wrestling with shows selling out the same arenas as main roster shows and pay-per-views.

Stars such as Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Finn Balor, Bobby Roode, and Andrade all competed for WWE’s developmental brand despite all having extensive experience of wrestling elsewhere. For a time it was believed, everybody hoping to grace Raw or SmackDown would have to spend some time being showcased on NXT but in August 2015 that all changed when Braun Strowman showed up unannounced on Raw as the black sheep of The Wyatt Family.

Strowman went on to build a stellar career in WWE and captured the WWE Universal Championship as well as the Intercontinental Title, and the Raw Tag Team Championship – once memorably with 10-year-old Nicholas as his partner.

Now Braun Strowman has taken to social media to share a photo from the seven-year anniversary of one of the handful of matches the star had as part of NXT, adding:

“Holy Fing 7 years ago to like one of four Nxt matches I had before I went to the main roster. #ISkippedNxT#TheFirstAndBiggestStarToComeOutOfThePC#TheresNoOneLikeMe”

According to cagematch.net, Braun Strowman only competed six times as part of the NXT brand. Strowman faced off with some well-known names of the wrestling world on the black and gold brand as he did battle with Chad Gable, Steve Maclin, Shawn Spears, and Cash Wheeler.