WWE LAYOFFS/LEAD STORY: Strowman 2020 IG post comes back to haunt him after WWE release


Posted on 6/03/121 by Colin Vassallo




Three days ago on social media, Braun Strowman posted a
photo high-fiving a fan with the comment, “Soon!!!!!
#LetsGo.” Today, the former Universal champion was
unceremoniously released from his big WWE contract.

The man who just two months ago was involved in a steel cage
match at WrestleMania against Shane McMahon is now on the
unemployed list and a now-deleted post from last year is
coming back to haunt him.

“Here we go with more of the somebody pay for my bills
stuff. If you can’t afford to pay your bills maybe you
should change professions,” Strowman wrote on Instagram in
March 2020 after the coronavirus pandemic hit and
independent wrestlers struggled to make a living.

“That’s why I quit strongman. I loved it, but I couldn’t
afford to live so instead of making a GoFundMe or a Patreon
wanting someone else to take care of me I went out and
worked harder than I ever have in my life to get to where I
am,” he continued. “What happened to being accountable for
your own actions????!!!”

And that he did. Strowman apparently signed a new WWE deal
in 2019 worth upwards of $1 million according to Fightful
Wrestling and his huge deal probably played a role in cost-
cutting.

Strowman was last seen at the Backlash pay-per-view where he
was part of a triple threat match for the WWE title against
Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre. He apparently suffered an
injury in that match and was not seen again.

Since 2013, Strowman won the Intercontinental title, the Raw
Tag Team titles, the Money In The Bank, and the Universal
title.

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