Defeating Omos at WWE Crown Jewel, Braun Strowman had a successful return to premium live events. For ‘The Monster of all Monsters’, it marked his first PLE appearance since WrestleMania Backlash in May 2021. Despite the match being somewhat praised online, heralded as Omos’ best in-ring showing, it didn’t stop Strowman from trolling fans on social media.
Taking to Twitter, the one-time WWE Universal Champion mocked Dave Meltzer’s star rating system, claiming to have received 47 stars and stating that wrestling isn’t about “flippy floppers”. Instead, it’s about giants and monsters such as himself and ‘The Nigerian Giant’.
The comments have drawn negative opinions of Braun Strowman as a result. NJPW’s Will Ospreay, who had previously complimented Roman Reigns and Logan Paul for their clash on the same show, questioned why Strowman was angry about making so much money, whereas Ricochet referenced a past incident, imploring anyone to avoid standing on a scale as it will result in lawsuit threats.
Braun Strowman Has Previously Hit Out At The Wrestling Community
This isn’t an isolated incident for Braun Strowman openly criticising an aspect of professional wrestling. During the pandemic, he posted to Instagram, slamming anyone offering help and assistance to wrestlers who were in need of financial assistance, stating that they should “change professions” if they couldn’t afford their bills:
“Here we go with more of the somebody pay for my bills stuff. If you can’t afford to pay your bills maybe you should change professions. That’s why I quit strongman. I loved it, but I couldn’t afford to live so instead of making a go fund me or a Patreon wanting someone else to take care of me I went out and worked harder than I ever have in my life to get to where I am. What happened to being accountable for your own actions????!!!”
Braun Strowman was also made redundant during the pandemic, being released from WWE on June 2, 2021. He subsequently wrestled for and founded Control Your Narrative, while also making a one-off appearance for a pre-Tony Khan-owned Ring of Honor.