With these helping hands. Braun Strowman is as ready as you can be to move up the ladder in WWE. While he hasn’t won any titles yet in the company, it’s clear that he has something special about him and could be ready to become World Champion at some point this year. But what helped get him here?

Strowman recently appeared on “Busted Open Radio” along with Mark Henry, who Strowman credited with a lot of the successes he’s had in his career so far. The interview also talks about what Strowman learned down in NXT and a variety of other issues. Here are some highlights with transcription courtesy of Wrestlinginc.com:

On Henry’s Influence

“Truth be told, I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for Mark Henry. I traveled around the world doing strongman competition. That’s the first time I met Mark, back in 2010 when I competed as an amateur. I introduced myself and said ‘I’ve always been a fan of his in WWE and what he’s done in the strength sports world.’ We sparked a friendship from there and he pretty much turned WWE’s eyes on me. Long and behold, here we are today.”

On Any Regrets in His Career

“If I could go back and do it all over again, I would be smarter with protecting myself and my brand, being a big man, not letting people talk me into doing stupid things I should not have been doing.

“One injury that was really close to ending my career is I ruptured a disk in my back and it cut into my side nerve and paralyzed my back. The folks at WWE take such great care of us with injury and make sure we are running at peak performance. I went to the doctor in Pittsburgh, I had to be pushed through the airport in a wheelchair because my left leg was 100% paralyzed. I had surgery and when I woke up, I walked to my recovery room. The man upstairs is certainly looking out for me.

“Having peers like Mark and Big Show, these big men that have paved the road to where I’m going and taking me under their wing and teaching me the things to do and not to do… I could not have been put in a better position. I feel like I hit the wrestling lottery. I’ve been in the right place at the right time.”

And on the Opportunity WWE Has Given Him

“They have given me so many opportunities. They give everyone opportunities for everyone to grab the brass rings. I love competition and I’m a sore loser. In my opinion, losing is when I mess up a spot. I’m really hard on myself and it pisses me off. I want to be perfect. I want to be the best, or I don’t want to do it at all.”

You can watch the full interview here:

Braun Strowman: "I'm Going To Be A WWE Hall Of Famer"

And the best thing Strowman has ever done, which you should watch again:

Braun Strowman bashes Elias with a bass: Raw, Feb. 12, 2018

Opinion: Strowman is just so much fun and if it wasn’t for what seems to be an obsession with keeping the Universal Title on Brock Lesnar until “Wrestlemania XXXIV”, he would be at least a former World Champion. I’m hoping to see him get an even bigger push this year, hopefully with a title reign included.

How far can you see Strowman going? Will he be a World Champion in 2018? Let us know in the comments below.


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