Former WWE Superstar Braun Strowman has claimed that WWE made him a “corporate monster” meaning he was unable to show much of the man behind the character.
The star signed with WWE in 2013, briefly appearing in NXT before arriving on the main roster as Braun Strowman in August 2015. The giant attacked Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose aligning with Bray Wyatt and The Wyatt Family.
The alliance continued up until the 2016 WWE Draft where Strowman was drafted to Raw with Wyatt and Erick Rowan heading to SmackDown.
In the years that followed, Strowman went on to win pretty much every major title WWE had to offer including the Universal Championship.
However, after failing to win the WWE Championship at WrestleMania Backlash in May, Strowman was released a month later.
Appearing on Busted Open Radio, Strowman, real name Adam Scheer, opened up about life since leaving the company. After leaving WWE Strowman took on EC3 at “Free The Narrative II: The Monster In Us All,” saying it was the first time that he was “100% creative.”
“I’ve been this monster and I had this unbelievable career being this monster, this corporate monster that I was made and turned into. But I didn’t always have the opportunity to show Adam, the human side, that I’m a real person. Even though I am gigantic and I can rip people’s skin off with my bare hands, I’m still a caring, kind human being. And this was the first time I had an opportunity to be 100% creative,”
Speaking elsewhere about his time in WWE, Braun Strowman revealed that he nearly quit before even arrived on the main roster due to the toll wrestling was taking on his body.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.