Braun Strowman admits he was “p*ssed” about sudden creative changes in the WWE

Braun Strowman has revealed his past frustrations over WWE changing their minds about him.

At 6-foot-4 and weighing nearly 400 pounds, Strowman is a larger-than-life athlete. When The Monster broke out into a singles career, many believed it would only be a matter of time before he became a world champion as he was exactly what Vince McMahon was looking for in a wrestler. However, despite being part of many title matches, Strowman was never chosen as the man.

At WrestleMania 36, ​​Strowman finally became Universal Champion after defeating Goldberg in the empty Performance Center. However, despite becoming champion, this was never what was supposed to happen as the original match would have had Goldberg defending the title against Roman Reigns. With Reigns withdrawing from the pandemic WrestleMania due to health reasons, Strowman was brought in as a last-minute replacement.

Speaking to Chris Van Vliet about his first title win, Strowman stated that there were plans to make it happen sooner, but Vince McMahon changed his mind, which Strowman admitted he was “p*ssed” about:

“In my mind I didn’t know how long it would take, but I knew it was going to happen. I’ve been really good at manifesting things in my life because I just grew up with nothing so I had to work for everything. All I’ve ever gotten in my life is forgiven a damn hard time and my French. But yeah, so knowing that, I can’t remember which documentary it is. I’ll start talking at the beginning of it, it shows the full circle where at one point we came close to being champions, something happened and Vince had a change of heart.

And the show comes to this interview after I had this meeting with him and I was devastated. Because I thought: I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, what I’m doing wrong, this and that. And that whole documentary leads to me being told that it’s not my time to be a champion. And it led to me beating Goldberg and becoming the Universal Champion. And it’s so crazy to see this all come to fruition in the story.

When asked what it meant to beat the Hall of Famer to become champion, Strowman added that beating one of his idols was huge and stated that Goldberg enjoyed doing it too:

“It meant the world because, like I said, as a kid growing up I idolized him to be friends with him, you know, unfortunate circumstances with everything going on with the pandemic and what was happening, he wanted me. So he chose me to do that and carry the honor and pass that torch. (Did he contact you to tell you that?) At first they didn’t contact you, but when we got there there was a whole thing going on. He goes to me and says, look, don’t make me paraphrase it wrong. He said I can count on one hand how many people I would do this for and I have three fingers left.”

Braun Strowman recalls supportive conversation with Triple H

Strowman recently returned to Raw after being sidelined for the better part of a year due to neck fusion surgery. At the time of the injury, Strowman was understandably concerned about his future in the ring and in general. During the same interview, Braun Strowman described a very comforting conversation he had with Triple H.

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