Braun Strowman was interviewed Wednesday for CBS Sports' "In This Corner" podcast, and spoke about his rise from "the Big Wyatt in the black sheep mask" to the main event of SummerSlam in almost exactly two years.
He gave a lot of credit to his dance partner over the past several months: Roman Reigns.
"Roman Reigns is, if not the best, one of the best performers in the world, hands down. I don't care what anybody says. He does it night after night, and it doesn't matter who he's with, they tear the place down. Lately, it has been me and him blowing the roof off the arena on every place we walk into on God's green earth."
"That's the thing that people just don't get and that's the work ethic behind Roman Reigns. He's just a tough S.O.B. I've spent so much time in this program, just nailing him and nailing him, and whether it's stubbornness, stupidity or heart, he just keeps getting back up, which just keeps giving me a reason to knock him back down."
Strowman knows that a lot of fans see him as the face and Roman as the heel, but The Monster Among Men doesn't subscribe to the old way of thinking.
"That has been brought up before, and I feel like the days of faces and heels are coming to an end. We are two superstars. We are just megastars going out there and doing what we do which is entertaining. It doesn't matter who you love or who you want to cheer for; at the end of the match, you are on your feet, you are going crazy, you have lost your voice, and we did our job."
Strowman and Reigns are just two of the four superstars who will be in the Summerslam Main Event on August 20. The other two are Samoa Joe and Brock Lesnar--two other guys who aren't really faces or heels, just big bad asses who like to beat people up. It's the size of the four men, as well as their rarity-to-the-point-of-almost-extinction that has Strowman calling the quartet "four dinosaurs."
"In today's era, the giants are trying to be phased out. Three of the four guys are over 300 pounds in this match, and the other one is no slouch at 270 or 280. We are throwbacks; we are what put WWE on the map. We are attractions, and we are superstars and larger-than-life characters that you can't walk around on the street and see, so you buy the ticket. You come to the show and you watch us tear the Barclays Center apart for the Universal Championship."
Strowman stopped short of predicting a victory for himself, but he did say that when it comes to the things he can do in the ring, we ain't seen nothing yet.
"There's quite a few things I haven't shown yet. I'm just beginning to open the pages in the book of Braun Strowman and bring out some of the things. I've shouted this from the rooftops, and I'll say it again: There's not another man on this Earth who is my size who can do what I do."
You can listen to the entire interview with Braun Strowman in the audio player below.