Braun Strowman

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Five things you didn’t know about Braun Strowman

The Monster among men Braun Strowman has made his way back to WWE, and this time he will be a part of Friday nights on Smackdown.  

Braun Strowman

Photo: WWE

Former WWE Universal, Intercontinental and two-time WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Braun Strowman has made his way back to WWE, and this time he will be a part of Friday nights on Smackdown.  

Strowman has made a name for himself in WWE history, first as a member of the bone-chilling Wyatt Family and then as a one-man army. 

During his time at WWE, he has had memorable battles with the likes of Goldberg, Randy Orton and Bobby Lashley – these remarkable performances have ensured he etches his name as a legend to the WWE Universe.

With ‘The Monster Among Men’ taking aim at carving his own legacy in the WWE, here are some facts you may not know about Smackdown’s newest member.

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Many fitting names for Braun Strowman 

Due to his sheer size Braun Strowman has earned himself some terrifying nicknames that best describe his stature and style. With nicknames such ‘The Abominable Strowman’, ‘The New face of Destruction’, ‘The Mountain of a Man’ or ‘The Black Sheep’ he is sure to petrify every opponent. These nicknames are absolutely fitting given Braun’s height (6 ft 8 Inches) and weight (175 kg). 

Success runs in the Strowman family 

A winning mentality and competitiveness runs in the Scherr family, with Strowman’s father widely regarded as one of the greatest slow-pitch softball players of all time. His father, Rick Scherr, is a United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Hall of fame member who holds the All Time World Series records in home runs (101), hits (166), and RBI (202).

Taking after his father and following his successes at WWE, The Abominable Strowman has accolades of his own proving that the championship DNA runs in his bloodline.

Strowman had a former semi-professional career in American football

Growing up in a sport-crazed family and with his natural, larger-than-life-size Strowman pursued a career in the NFL after high school. His American football semi-pro career lasted a mere four years, leaving the ambition of turning pro behind.

Braun Strowman is a former national strongman champion

Prior to joining WWE, Strowman was a proficient strongman competitor. A career that began in 2009 where he turned pro in late 2011. At the height of his strongman career, he could deadlift over 400 kg’s and could squat more than 300 kg’s, respectively.

His strongman career was cut short due to an injury during the 2013 Arnold Classic – thereafter he began his career pro wrestling.

Braun Strowman
WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman appears on Friday Night Smackdown. PHOTO: WWE Press Kit

He has already starred in several films

In 2016 and 2018 Braun made appearances in the 2016 indie-film, Three Count as well as Holmes & Watson. On Three Count, he acted as a strongman while on the comedy film, Holmes & Watson, starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly he made a cameo appearance as a wrestler.

Upon his return to the WWE Smackdown stable, The Monster Among Men has already secured his first win over The Alpha Academy. 

Visit the WWE Network to watch Braun Strowman destroy both Chad Gable and Otis and live updates on his next appearance in the squared circle at WWE Smackdown.

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