Braun Strowman on how comedy helps him connect.
Listed on WWE.com at 6'8" and 385lbs, there aren't many men in the world made like Braun Strowman. "The Monster Among Men" certainly uses his size and strength to his advantage in WWE, flipping over vehicles and ripping down structural rigs, but there's also a comedic side to Strowman. His vignettes with Alexa Bliss during Mixed Match Challenge allowed him to display his comedy chops, showing the world a different side of the monster.
"It's fun to throw the comedic stuff in there because it helps with people being able to connect with my character," Strowman told Gamespot. "Because before, when I was just this cold, calculated killer, it was hard to relate to me, being the size that I am. Let's face it. I'm larger than nature intended, and there's not a lot of people walking around on this earth that know what it's like to walk a mile in my shoes. So I think with the adding the little bit of comedy in there shows a little more of a human side, and it allows my fans to engage with me even more and know that I have traits that everyone else does. That I'm yeah, not just this giant that does whatever he wants to do, that I have personality."
When asked what he could possibly flip over next, Strowman revealed his idea for a battle royal.
"I've pitched a couple of times in battle royales where I come out of nowhere and lift up the ring and dump everybody out of the ring before, so that I think would be a fun one," explained Strowman. "I don't think there's much left to flip unless I ripped a whole roof off the stadium or something like that. I think I've destroyed about everything they've put in front of me. And Lord knows I'm glad I don't have to pay for all the stuff that I break."
This past Monday on WWE Raw, Strowman gained the Raw Tag Team Titles alongside Seth Rollins. It's the second time he's held Tag Team gold, first winning the belts at WrestleMania 34 with 10-year-old Nicholas. While fans haven't seen Nicholas since the duo relinquished the belts, he remains tied to Strowman forever.
"Right now, Nicholas is doing Nicholas," said Strowman. "He's been taking karate classes, staying in school, and doing his schoolwork, which I told him is the most important. He's got his whole adult career to come back and wrestle if he wants to wrestle. Right now, he needs to worry about being a kid and having fun and continuing to ride that high of winning those tag titles a couple of years ago with me in New Orleans and enjoying life. But you never know man, at WWE we like to keep you on your toes, and you never know what's going to happen."
Even though Strowman and Rollins are the Raw Tag Team Champions, Strowman has his eye on the bigger prize; Rollins' WWE Universal Championship.
Strowman recently appeared on the NotSam Wrestling Podcast with Sam Roberts. During the interview, he stated that Vince McMahon only knew him from his time as a Rosebud. You can view his full comments by clicking here.