Braun Strowman was released from WWE during their slew of budget cuts. He has controlled his narrative since then, but a new regime change in WWE might bring the Monster Among Men back.
Triple H brought back lot of released talent already. According to Sean Sapp behind Fightful’s paywall, Braun Strowman’s name is going around backstage, and he could return at this point.
Among names pitched or discussed for a WWE return include Braun Strowman. Strowman was released by WWE on June 2, 2021, just about nine months after holding the WWE Universal Championship that he won at 2020’s WrestleMania.
Strowman had re-signed with WWE in 2019, landing a major seven figure, multi-year deal that has paled in comparison to some of the newer contracts WWE has handed out over the last year. He actually got down to the last few months of his deal, and sources in WWE said that he played “hardball” during his negotiations. In the year or so since leaving WWE, numerous talent have noted to Fightful that his comments on independent wrestlers rubbed them the wrong way, though at this point they weren’t even sure if he meant it or was doing it to garner heat. Other sources within WWE complimented Strowman for looking “ring ready” physically, saying he looks better now than when he was in WWE.
Since his release, Strowman has only worked eight matches, with half of them being on Control Your Narrative shows. We’ve not learned if or how far negotiations have been, or what the specific pitches were involving him.
Braun Strowman was making a reported $1.2 million a year, so WWE saved a lot of money off their bottom line when they cut him. We’ll have to see if he can get back with WWE, because he still hasn’t been around AEW or Impact Wrestling at this point.
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