After he was released by WWE, details have begun to emerge about the “monster deal” that Braun Strowman had with the company.
Strowman initially signed with WWE back in 2013, before debuting with The Wyatt Family in the August of 2015.
By 2019 and after an impressive solo run on the main roster, the “Monster Among Men’s” contract was due to expire. Obviously, Strowman signed a new deal with the company, which was in effect until his release.
According to Fightful Select the terms of that contract could have played a part in his release. The report notes that while Strowman’s release was a surprise to many outside of WWE, it wasn’t to some talent close to the situation.
The report went on to reveal that Strowman was being paid more than $1 million per year.
“His contract came down to the wire in the summer of 2019, and he was signed well into 2023, for what WWE sources claim was over $1 million per year.”
Braun Strowman recently competed in a triple threat match for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania Backlash against Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre. Lashley retained the title and is set to defend it against McIntyre at WWE Hell In A Cell.
Alongside Strowman, Aleister Black, Ruby Riott, Santana Garrett, Lana, and Buddy Murphy were also released.
These releases come after the April 15th releases that saw stars such as Samoa Joe and The IIconics leave the company. These were then followed by a clear out of NXT in May when several WWE developmental talent were released. Those releases included controversial referee Drake Wuertz and former NXT North American Champion Velveteen Dream.
Inside The Ropes will update the story as it develops.