Braun Strowman is reportedly commanding a booking fee fitting for ‘The Monster Among Men’ as he begins planning for life after WWE.
Strowman was perhaps the most surprising and high profile of the six stars released by WWE on the 2nd of June. Strowman joined former NXT Champion Aleister Black, Ruby Riott, Lana, Buddy Murphy, and NXT star Santana Garrett in leaving the company for what Head Of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis referred to as budget reasons.
PWInsider has reported that independent promoters that have reached out to Braun Strowman regarding appearances have been quoted a fee “currently in the five-figure range.” The report also notes that the former WWE Universal Champion is fairly set financially and doesn’t immediately need bookings. Released stars from WWE are often subject to a ninety-day non-compete clause so a move to another major company such as AEW or IMPACT would still be some way off for Strowman if he does decide to continue his wrestling career.
The subject of Strowman’s WWE contract that could very well have set up the star financially for life has been reported as one of the reasons he was released from the company, as the star was seemingly making monster money in WWE.
Most recently the giant star has been seen on social media tinkering with some monster automobiles, but wrestling fans will be hoping his days under the hood of a Mustang are short and Strowman makes a return to the squared circle soon. Strowman’s former Wyatt Family brother Erick Rowan recently had some comments about his exit from WWE.
On recently departed star from WWE who won’t have to tout himself around the independent scene is Andrade. The Mexican star and former WWE United States Champion shocked the wrestling world when he made his unannounced debut by the side of Vickie Guerrero on a recent edition of AEW Dynamite now under the name of Andrade El Idolo.