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Braun Strowman Says Injury And Illness Led To “Chaotic” RAW

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The April 26th episode of RAW saw Braun Strowman defeat Drew McIntyre to earn a shot at the WWE Title at WrestleMania Backlash.

However, the journey to get there was far from straightforward. In a chaotic night, Strowman wrestled three times before standing tall at the end of the show. The former Universal Champion initially took one T-Bar and Mace in a Handicap match, before being joined by Drew McIntyre to face the same opponents. Strowman later appeared backstage with MVP, before going on to win the main event.

Speaking in a new interview with Bleacher Report, Strowman said the chaos was down to people being ill and getting injured. However, he was also quick to praise the locker room for their hard work during such a tough situation.

“The boys and girls in the back, we all work really, really hard,” he said. “It’s been a little chaotic because everything’s been all over [the place], and people get sick and things change last minute. And part of me enjoys that, I’m not going to lie.

“This past Monday was a prime example. Everything was crazy because people got hurt, people were sick and stuff changes. All of a sudden, you’re in three matches in an hour and 10 minutes’ worth of a three-hour show. You’re freaking out, but when you get out there and get it done and hit a home run, it’s such a satisfying feeling.”

Strowman continued, detailing the difficulty of producing so much television every week, especially with the changing dynamic with how people consume their entertainment.

“It’s a tough time right now. With how technologically advanced, everybody is and the media and stuff like that,” Strowman said. “It’s a challenge for everything that’s on television to try to draw live viewership. I’ll be honest, I haven’t even had cable in my house in the last decade. I keep up with our shows via our apps and social media.

“I think we’re doing a good job with everything that’s out there in the world, with everything at everyone’s fingertips. I think we constantly go above and beyond to do everything we can to keep our viewers entertained and to draw in new viewers and demographics.”

Elsewhere in the interview Strowman discussed his recent WrestleMania match with Shane McMahon. Strowman said that the pair had been wanting to work together for some time. Adding that McMahon is “a lunatic.”