Adam Scherr (Braun Strowman) was released from his WWE contract earlier this year along with a plethora of other stars. He did make an appearance on Free The Narrative II: The Monster In Us All, an EC3 project, but as far as live wrestling is concerned, he had remained rather quiet for the most part.
As he awaited his no-compete clause to end, behind the scenes, he would post, he being rather active on social media and it was clear that the “Monster Among Men” was working on his body, wanting to impress one and all once he did return to the ring.
It had been teased by many promotions that he would be possibly starting with them, even in a pretty infamous video of Scott D’Amore stating that Impact’s Bound For Glory was in fact Braun For Glory. Regardless, when that Impact Wrestling event occurred, Strowman was not at all present.
Many wondered just where he would end up. As we reported back in June, it seemed as though Strowman was in fact asking for a reputed 5 figures for appearances at independent shows coming up once his no-compete clause with WWE came to an end, but such claims were negated by Scherr.
Independent promotions cannot pay a whole lot of money for huge stars and usually when huge wrestling stars show up for these types of shows, they usually do so, taking quite the cut in pay, understanding that the promotions need the support of said established wrestlers. If the money can instead be put back into the promotion, in the end, it’s a good thing for the promotion and the wrestlers that need jobs.
According to PW Insider though, the reports about his asking price were in fact true and they stood by their reports:
“Strowman’s manager Nick Antocelli has quoted “20-25K” for a three hour appearance to multiple promoters that have reached out with their interest in Strowman in making appearances.”
Regardless, it would seem that Strowman has finally wrestled his first march and it was for Great Lakes Championship Wrestling at their Blizzard Brawl event. It took place in Wisconsin’s Waukesha County Expo Center.
Strowman joined forces with EC3 in a match against Jake Something and Rohit Raju, both Impact Wrestling roster members. Who knows what this will lead to moving forward for Scherr, but the match was a good one, many in attendance appreciative of the action and the surprise.
We wonder only what he was paid for this appearance. It must be noted that both Scherr and EC3 donated the proceeds they made from their meet and greet at the event to the victims of the terrible Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy that occurred recently.