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    Posted: 29/November/2017 at 11:36
Quote Braun Strowman recently did an interview with Pro Wrestling Illustrated to talk about his rise in WWE. Here are the highlights:

Animosity towards his push in the WWE locker room: “Yeah, there was a little bit of animosity, I could tell. But, you know, this is a great place. It’s a great company to work for. And I won everyone over because of how hard I worked, putting my body on the line and doing everything I can to get better — listening, watching other matches, watching the whole entire show.

“At first, yes there were some of those guys who had been working years and years and years just to get here. But it’s not like I didn’t put in my time and pay my dues to get here. I traveled around the world competing in strongman contests, paying my way to do all that on my own dime for years. And then I had an opportunity when WWE saw me at The World’s Strongest Man. We talked, exchanged information.”

Working hard to get to where he is: “I went down and had a trial and earned a spot in the developmental program down at the Performance Center and worked my tail off down there, earned a spot on NXT, got called up, and continued to work hard and get to where we’re at now.”

Strowman’s interview with Pro Wrestling Illustrated is available at this link.

 
Hardly a shock there was jealousy towards him. There are only so many top places in the company, so some people have to miss out.
 
He's done really well to win over locker room doubters, by improving tremendously since his debut.
 
He's not just been handed the opportunity on a plate. He travelled the world doing his own thing, joined developmental, joined NXT and joined the main roster, so it's been a long journey.
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He has been booked excellently for a big monster heel and theres no surprise there is jealousy in there.

He is fast and athletic for a big man and deserves to be a main eventer
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Quote During a recent interview with The Metro, Braun Strowman discussed a variety of topics. You can check out a bunch of highlights below:

On why he should be on the cover of WWE 2K19: “I’m the man that has done things that aren’t feasibly possible because I am not a human being, I am an entity. I am something that WWE has never seen before, much less anyone else on the face of this earth. I’ll argue this time and time again. There is no-one else like me who can do what I can do because if there was, they’d be here working and I wouldn’t be. I’m gonna be the best at this, and it’s just a matter of time before I have the entire WWE Universe behind me. I think I’ve got most of them so far, but I won’t be satisfied until I have every WWE fan supporting me. If that’s not good enough to get on the cover of WWE 2K19, then I guess I’m going to have to drive to 2K and smash some skulls in!”

On whether he was motivated by people being skeptical when he started: “Oh, without a doubt. I am a firm fan of shutting naysayers up, I’ve done it my whole life. People have doubted my abilities through different phases, and time after time I’ve made them put their feet in their mouth. I’m going to continue to do that, and all the people that doubted me and hated me for coming in with no experience and who called me a flop, all those same people are now praising me and loving me. It’s great, I’m happy that I was able to turn those heads and open their eyes. Sometimes it doesn’t take spending 15 years wrestling all over in little venues, sometimes it just takes listening and working hard and having a good mindset. Everything I do in life, I try to be the best at.”

On his relationship with Roman Reigns: “Roman and I are very similar in a lot of aspects regarding our work ethic and outlook on life. That’s been one of the reasons why we have such great chemistry and been able to go and do the things that we do. I fully trust Roman, he’s never once steered me astray or suggested anything stupid for me to do that would make himself look better. He’s a team player, he’s here to make the product better. A lot of guys get caught up in what everyone thinks about them instead of what everyone thinks about the match. At the end of the day, the match is what the people come to see. People have their favourite characters, but the characters are just characters until the match happens. Roman has been a big help in steering me the right way, and when I do something that isn’t good, he’s right there to let me know that I did something that sucks. That’s the cool thing about the locker room right now, everyone is trying to make the product better.”

On his preference between wrestling as a babyface or heel: “I like working as a bad guy, and I don’t plan on changing the way that I work if they want me to be a good guy. I’m Braun Strowman, you can’t put me in a category with anyone. I’m my own entity, there’s nobody else like me, so I’m going to continue going out there to be Braun. I’m no good guy or bad guy, I’m Braun.”

On who has helped him learn in the ring: “I can say that about every single person I’ve stepped in the ring with since I debuted on Raw. I’m the least experienced wrestler on the roster, so to be able to go out and work with these guys that have traveled around the world and been doing it for a long time is great. Just picking little things here and there that I need to critique in my game, listening to them has been rewarding. I don’t listen to everything though, everything isn’t for everybody. There’s different flavours of ice cream, but at the end of the day, we’re all eating ice cream. If I had to pick who I’ve learnt the most from, it’d be Big Show and Roman Reigns.”

On looking back at his year: “Everything is so fresh in WWE it’s hard to take it all in sometimes. I get moments when I’m riding the road late at night and I get to reflect on my thoughts a little bit. Man, it really is crazy to see how far I’ve come in literally two years. It blew my mind thinking about Summerslam this year, being part of the main event there almost two years to the day I debuted on Raw in the same building. When I made that debut it was only the eighth time I’d wrestled in front of people. Two years later, main eventing Summerslam with three of the greatest talents on the face of the earth in front of a sold out crowd in New York. It’s crazy to think about still.”

On who he’d like to have a match with: “AJ Styles is definitely someone I’d like to get in and have a singles match with. Other than that, there’s not a whole lot of guys I haven’t worked with yet.”

On being on Raw with Finn Balor: “Finn and I are good friends behind the scenes, but I haven’t had a lot of opportunities to work with him. We worked a couple of times recently at some live events, but I really haven’t had a lot of time to be in a programme with him to pick his brains. He’s suggested stuff here and there, and they’ve helped me out. Everyone in the locker room is here to help one another, there’s no toxicity going around where people are trying to stab each other in the back. We’re all here to make the product better, and continue to show the world that we are the best at this.”

On how he’s progressing in interviews: “They’ve done a really good job with keeping everything kinda short and sweet. I’m not nervous about having to go out there and do lengthy promos, but my character is more of a less talk more action kinda guy. The shorter promos they have me do are effective because I back everything up that I say. I don’t say much, so it doesn’t take much to back it up. That’s been the whole thing, less talking and more action with Braun, and it’s seeming to work.”

 
He's got to be the favourite to be on the video game cover next year, as in the new year he's probably going to be pushed even more than he already is.
 
Very high praise to sickly proportions about Roman, which will go down well with those in office.
 
Like he says his interviews are short and sweet. But they are going to have to be expanded soon if he's going to be in the main event scene and maybe even the champion.
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Quote Braun Strowman recently appeared as a guest on ESPN Radio's "J&J Show" to promote an upcoming RAW show in Memphis, Tennessee.

During the interview, Strowman spoke about enjoying being a WWE Superstar because it allows himself to portray a character that is completely opposite to his real-life personality, and one of the worst parts being the lack of privacy that comes with the lifestyle.

As Strowman explained to the "J&J Show" hosts during the appearance on the show, when it comes to dealing with adult aged fans in real-life he can simply slip into his WWE alter-ego, whereas with younger fans he can't do that because they are his single favorite part about being a WWE Superstar.

"When it comes to the kids, I always have time for [them]," said Strowman. "Literally, that is my favorite part about being a WWE superstar is the influence that we get to [have] with the little ones. Just seeing their faces, walking around the arena now that, per se, I'm more liked by the crowd and almost a good guy. Just on my way out of the ring high-fiving the kids, just the looks on their face. I mean, it's really, really special."

Strowman continued, "There's so many opportunities to open a kid's eyes and show them a window of things that they're not used to seeing. Just that little split second when I stop on my time just to give them a handshake or a high five. That, in my opinion, leaves a lasting impression... At the end of the day, that's the best part about all of this."

Check out the complete Braun Strowman interview at ESPN.com.



Braun strikes me as a good guy in real life and someone that would be great with the kids no matter what. 

He's definitely someone that the company can back as a top guy and even right now as the Monster among Men he is definitely a guy I could see being the top dog all around he's great as a face or a heel but he's perfect that lone tweener no one is safe from him and that's what makes him the perfect monster character to fill in the boots left by the Undertaker.

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