That would be an explanation. WWE is a wrestling business but at the end of the day, it is indeed a business. The entire point of the promotion is to make money, which can be a little more complicated when you have so many things going on at the same time. The wrestlers themselves can be rather expensive, and that might have led to one of the recent releases.

Braun Strowman was one of several WWE stars released from the company on Wednesday. According to Fightful Select, Strowman’s release was not a surprise to those in the company as he had a large contract with the company. Strowman had signed a “monster” deal in 2019, reportedly worth over a million dollars a year through 2023. There is no word on where Strowman will appear next.

Strowman debuted on the main roster in 2015 as part of the Wyatt Family. He would go on to a singles career in 2016, ultimately showcasing his strength on numerous occasions. Strowman chased the WWE’s two World Titles for years without winning a singles championship, though he did win the Greatest Royal Rumble in 2018. Eventually Strowman would win the Raw Tag Team Titles, Intercontinental Title and Universal Title.

Strowman was a big star for a long time. Check out some of his successes in WWE:

Braun Strowman’s most jaw-dropping feats of strength: WWE Playlist

Braun Strowman uses Alexa Bliss to entice “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt: SmackDown, August 14, 2020

Opinion: This does add a bit more of an explanation, as Strowman was easily the biggest star out of the group of releases. He was competing for a World Title at last month’s pay per view and now he is gone. That contract probably did him no favors with the company, though they were the ones who agreed to it in the first place. Strowman is going to wind up somewhere though, as the free agent market just got a big star.

What did you think of Strowman’s time in WWE? Where will he wind up? 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, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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