During a recent appearance on Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast, “The Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman talked about being confident about being a WWE Hall of Famer and if being in a tag team match at WrestleMania 34 (and not in the main event) was disappointing.
Below are the highlights:
On being confident about being a WWE Hall of Famer:
“A lot of it is WWE Creative really hitting the nail on the head that we do, and the other half is just my work ethic. I want to be the best. I don’t believe going out and competing for second best. If I can’t be the best at something then I don’t want to do it, and that has always stuck with me. I had that mentality when I competed at World’s Strongest Man. I brought that mentality here. I am going to be a WWE Hall of Famer. I am going to main event WrestleMania and that’s just the fact of it.”
On if being in a tag team match at WrestleMania 34 (and not in the main event) was disappointing:
“That’s the thing, everyone is like, oh you should be main-eventing, but I’m like, I’m just getting started. I’m just wetting my beak right now. We have a lot more to do and why rush everything right now? The machine is behind me. The Universe is behind me. Let’s enjoy this. Let’s have fun, and let’s go out there and do it together.”
Speaking of Braun Strowman’s WrestleMania 34 match, WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin had the following to say regarding Strowman picking up a kid as his tag team partner and then defeating The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro):
“Braun Strowman is over like rover, a lot of potential, a lot of momentum, a lot of great storylines for him. But the fact that he goes out there in the crowd and picks some kid, it’s almost like a disservice to Cesaro and Sheamus who’ve been working their a**es off. Two physical specimens, have really gotten some chemistry together as a team. Not to be taken lightly. Braun’s a big guy, but you know, Cesaro’s one of the strongest guys in the locker room. Sheamus is a brute.
They can’t monetize this person who was picked from the crowd. And, I don’t know, I wasn’t really down with it, and that’s with respect to a darn good tag team like The Bar. And then Strowman picks someone [from the crowd], I just, man you’re walking a fine line with him, because you have this brute force killer who’s legitimately one of the biggest, strongest men in the world. It didn’t do much for me.”
Speaking of Strowman, he recently defeated Samoa Joe at a WWE Live Event in Pretoria, South Africa. Below are the results from that event:
– WOKEN Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt def. The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro)
– WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Cedric Alexander (c) def. Drew Gulak to retain the Title.
– Braun Strowman def. Samoa Joe
– Asuka def. Sasha Banks & Bayley
– Apollo & Titus O’Neil def. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
– RAW Women’s Championship Match: Nia Jax (c) def. Sonya Deville to retain the Title.
– Roman Reigns, Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins & Finn Balor def. Elias, Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas