Former WWE Superstar Braun Strowman has said that he was made in to a “corporate monster” by WWE which meant that he couldn’t show what he wanted to about his own personality.
After signing with the company in 2013, The Monster Among Men quickly moved from NXT to the main roster in August 2015. It was at this point he attacked Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns to join The Wyatt Family.
He remained a part of Bray Wyatt’s team up until the 2016 WWE Draft, where Strowman was sent to Raw whilst Wyatt and Erik Rowan ended up on the SmackDown roster.
Despite going on to win titles across the board with the company, The Monster Among Men was released by WWE in June 2020, after failing in his title shot at WrestleMania Backlash a month before.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio Braun Strowman, who is now going by his real name of Adam Scherr, has talked about his life following his departure from the company. He spoke of how, despite his monstrous character fitting in with the company, he felt like he was turned in to a corporate version of himself rather than being able to show his true personality.
I’ve been this monster and I had this unbelievable career being this monster, this corporate monster that I was made and turned into. But I didn’t always have the opportunity to show Adam, the human side, that I’m a real person. Even though I am gigantic and I can rip people’s skin off with my bare hands, I’m still a caring, kind human being. And this was the first time I had an opportunity to be 100% creative.
Whilst Strowman has not rushed to make multiple appearances since his WWE departure, he has also recently spoken of which former star from the company he would like to step up and challenge him.
With thanks to Sportskeeda for the transcription.