During a recent interview on Control Your Narrative, former WWE Superstar Braun Strowman talked about how the negativity from toxic internet fans affected him in 2020.
Here’s what he said:
“When I started hating myself and realizing I wasn’t happy (is when I knew I needed to leave WWE). And a lot of it boils down to just what I mentioned earlier about having to be on all the time.
And the criticism from the f**king fans, and it’s not even the fans, the fans aren’t the ones. It’s the dorks on the internet that opinion and couch cushion book shows, and do all this stuff, and just non-stop talk sh*t about what we’re trying to do.
I didn’t see any of you guys getting cast and thrown into the deep end of the pool, you know, in the middle of a pandemic when the whole world is in a frenzy not knowing what was going on.
I jumped on a jet and flew back. I had no idea they were putting me over to beat Goldberg. I came back because people need an outlet, people need a way to check out from reality, and by me going to work and me being selfless and putting my health, my life on the line while not knowing what was going on – I knew in the back of my mind, yeah, I’m not going to make everybody happy.
You can’t make everybody happy, but there are people sitting at home that are scared, they don’t know what’s going on in the world and if I can take them out of that reality for three minutes while I’m out there wrestling, then I did my job. Because at the end of the day, that’s what it’s about.
People watch wrestling to get caught up in it and forget about the bullsh*t that’s going on in their lives. And having to listen, and hear, and read all this crap about this sucks, and this, and blah, blah, blah.
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