Braun Strowman has revealed that he sensationally nearly quit WWE before he had even made it to the main roster.
The Monster Among Men signed with WWE back in 2013, making a handful of appearances in NXT over the next two years before arriving on the main roster. Strowman debuted on Raw in August of 2015 where he attacked Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose, cementing himself as the newest member of the Wyatt Family.
With the faction being split up during the 2016 Draft, Strowman embarked on a run as a singles star which would eventually lead him to the Universal Championship.
However, despite challenging for the WWE Championship in early 2021, Strowman was released by the company in June alongside Malakai Black among others.
Speaking to Control Your Narrative, Strowman reflected on his time with WWE, revealing that his career with the company was nearly over before it began.
“I’m constantly in pain. There was many times, even in my WWE career, I was like a month away from quitting when I was in developmental because I didn’t know if I could take it anymore. I’d had so many injuries, and had literally had life-changing injuries. January 2015 I ruptured my S5 L1 disc in my back and it cut my sciatic nerve and completely paralysed my left leg. I had like a 65 percent chance of getting it back and I got 85 percent of my leg use back. That’s why I’m very, very f*cking sensitive when people talk crap about my legs being small, I can’t help it.”
Performing under his real name Adam Scherr, Strowman recently competed in the main event of Free The Narrative 2. At the event Strowman defeated another former WWE Superstar in the form of EC3.