THE WWE RELEASE OF BRAUN STROWMAN WAS A SURPRISE TO MANY
Throughout his main roster career, the Braun Strowman character had been heavily pushed by the company. He was debuted as the part of The Wyatt Family and was part of high-profile feuds against the likes of The Brothers Of Destruction before he was given a singles push. As a singles competitor, he was presented as the most fearsome superstar in the company and was exclusively used in high-profile rivalries. He became a World Championship and won the largest (albeit, most bizarre) Royal Rumble in the company’s history.
AEW EMPLOYEE MARK HENRY COMMENTED THE POSSIBLE REASONING BEHIND THE RELEASE
Thus, the release of such a wrestler has raised questions, and Mark Henry, who himself made a surprise AEW debut, has his opinions on the situation. On Renee Paquette’s Oral Sessions podcast, he commented about his talent scouting work, for which he did not receive or expect a payment. Strowman was one of the talents he scouted. Then he commented about the gigantic release.
“I wouldn’t have let him go. But you know what? If he wasn’t happy, and he asked them for more grace, more time or more money or something and they didn’t want to pay it, you’ve got to part ways. But I don’t know what the circumstances were with their relationship. With me I knew what that was. With him I don’t know,” Henry said.
Henry speculated a disenchantment in the mind of the released superstar. “But if I were to speculate, there was an opportunity with him and Brock three years ago, and it never came. During the pandemic he had a little shine, but it wasn’t like if he was to be in that role now. And I don’t know if it was going his direction. Maybe he was the one that was disenchanted. I don’t know, I’d love to ask him,” Henry said.