Braun Strowman Credits Ryan Braun For Inspiring His Name

Braun Strowman reveals how he came up with his name.

This past weekend, Braun Strowman was a guest at the Milwaukee Brewers game, throwing out the first pitch. While making the media rounds, Strowman did an interview with the Journal Sentinel where he discussed the Brewers influence on his wrestling name.

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"We were coming down to a time crunch with my new character name, and everything that I had submitted either had legal issues or they didn't like," explained Strowman. "Randomly, SportsCenter was on at the WWE Performance Center, and they were talking about Ryan Braun and I was like, 'Braun...brawn. That's got a pretty good ring to it, and it fits me my build and everything. So, I pitched Braun. Originally it was Stoman and then we changed it to Strowman, and here we are. The rest is history. Ryan Braun is a big contributing factor to The Monster Among Men becoming a real-life character."

Ryan Braun is the Milwaukee Brewers left fielder and 2011 NL MVP. He's also a five-time Silver Slugger winner as the top hitter at his position.

Strowman was not used last night on WWE Raw, but did appear after the taping in a dark segment.

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