There is more to it than that. The biggest WWE story of the week, and possibly even the year so far, has been the amount of releases from the company. A variety of wrestlers from all levels of the roster have been let go, with some of them being quite the surprise. That was the case this week as well, and now we know a bit more about the biggest name to be released.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, Braun Strowman was mainly released from the company because Vince McMahon did not have anything for him creatively. Strowman was reportedly making over a million dollars a year, which was seen as too much for someone who was not doing anything. Strowman was seen as being two years past his prime, which led to his release.
The other factor in letting Strowman go was the new group of giants that WWE had debuted on the main roster. With names like Omos, Shanky and Commander Azeez, Strowman’s size and power did not stick out as much. Omos stands nine inches taller than Strowman, which means Strowman’s size did not stand out as much. There is no word on if Strowman may be brought back to WWE one day.
Strowman had a lot to offer WWE during his time. Check out what he did for the company:
Opinion: I find this one a little hard to accept, as Strowman may have been two years past his prime, WWE made the decision to not go with him two years ago. Strowman was known as the monster who always came up short in the big moment and only won the Universal Title because Roman Reigns was gone. The fans loved him and he was ready, but WWE waited a very long time to make the jump. That is not Strowman’s fault, but now that WWE had nothing for him, he is out of a job. It might make business sense, but it is hardly the most fair situation.
What did you think of Strowman? Where will he go next? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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