Former WWE Superstar Braun Strowman revealed that he collapsed at home after his match with Bray Wyatt and had to be taken to the hospital.
At The Horror Show at Extreme Rules in July 2020, the former WWE Universal Champion wrestled ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt in a cinematic match dubbed a ‘Wyatt Swamp Fight.’ Wyatt won the non-title match, which was poorly received online, and the two men then met the following month at SummerSlam, where The Fiend defeated Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship.
Speaking recently with Control Your Narrative, Strowman slammed the match’s detractors:
“The criticism from the f*cking fans, and it’s not even the fans, it’s the dorks on the internet that opinion and couch-cushion book shows and do all this stuff, and just non-stop talking sh*t about what we’re trying to do.
“Listening to these guys bury and just crap all over the match, the cinematic match I had with Bray Wyatt, they say it’s the worst match of the year, the worst thing I’ve ever seen. People don’t have a clue what went into doing that. I worked for 28 hours straight, trying to get this out to our fans, get a product out to get people to take their mind off what’s going on in the world.”
Braun Strowman then addressed the physical toll the match had taken on him, revealing that he had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance after collapsing in his shower:
“I went to work the next day after filming it, wrestled on television. I got home that night at 12 o’clock at night, was taking a shower and collapsed in my house. I had to have an ambulance come and get me from my house because I collapsed from dehydration, I went into full body cramps. They double pulled me on the way to the emergency room, I took four liters of fluid to get myself to stop cramping, and to have to sit there, and listen to people just criticise and naysay, that’s just… it made me hate everything.”
Strowman competed under his real name, Adam Scherr, for the first time since leaving WWE at Free The Narrative 2. In the main event, The Monster Among Men defeated former TNA World Champion and WWE Superstar EC3.