Braun Strowman Shares Mysterious Message On His Wrestling Future
On Wednesday, WWE announced the releases of Braun Strowman, Santana Garrett, Murphy, Lana, Aleister Black and Ruby Riott.
Strowman, nine months removed from a Universal Championship reign, was in the midst of a four-year contractr that he signed with the company in July 2019. Apparently, his massive contract (reportedly worth over $1 million a year) was a key factor in WWE’s decision to release the Monster Among Men. It will be at least three months since we see the released talents back in the wrestling industry, as they all had the standard 90-day non-compete clauses in their WWE deals.
The former Universal Champion took to Twitter and shared a rather mysterious message regarding his wrestling future, quoting the hit song “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd:
Dave Meltzer noted in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Strowman “said he would never work anywhere else.” Whether or not he actually decides to move away from wrestling remains to be seen. Should he opt to continue, however, Strowman will surely receive plenty of interest from other companies.
Strowman’s release came as a surprise for many reasons. He was frequently used in the main event and top mid-card scene over the past three years, and he was clearly one of Vince McMahon’s personal favorites. Needless to say, there’s a giant void to fill on Monday Night Raw now.
Strowman Had A Great Run With WWE
His tenure with the company ended much sooner than expected, but nonetheless, Strowman enjoyed a superb run with the WWE. He filled McMahon’s need for a dominant giant during a time where Kane and Big Show were simply working part-time schedules. Strowman was also a worthy Universal Champion during a difficult phase for the company last year, and that shouldn’t be forgotten. It simply wouldn’t be a surprise to see him in the Hall of Fame one day.