Braun Strowman has emerged like a house of fire in 2017 for WWE. But he's well aware that his size has much to do with Vince McMahon's affection for him.
When speaking to Metro, Braun Strowman opened up about his relationship with Vince McMahon, and how his size plays into that.
"Vince is very keen on the larger than life human beings, especially because of the shock and awe value. Even before I was a WWE Superstar, when I walk into a room I don't care who is in there, I take focal point. People stop what they're doing to look at me when I walk in, and now they can put a name to it. That's been a huge factor in WWE since the beginning of the company. It's a huge favor for me that I'm larger than life and having these genetics and the look that Vince likes.
"But it's more than a look, there's a lot of guys that look big and tough but being able to put that into play in WWE is difficult. Being able to go out there night after night and work with people and not injuring and hurting people, that was a big thing when I first came in that I had beat into my head from developmental. I have to be one big strong rough and tough guy, but at the same time, I have to be safe. If I'm not safe no-one is going to want to work for me.
"Vince has seen how hard I want to be good at this, and how much I want to succeed. I'm going to be a WWE Hall of Famer when it's all said and done, in my mind that's what I want to do. I want to main event Wrestlemania, and I think that shows through to Vince, and is why he's been in my corner, because he knows I want to be the best I can be. I'm not a fly by night guy, I want to be remembered forever as Braun Strowman, the monster among men."
Strowman has already been through the WWE Raw Roster pretty thoroughly, but has his eyes set on the top dog on the Smackdown Live side of things.
"AJ Styles is definitely someone I'd like to get in and have a singles match with. Other than that, there's not a whole lot of guys I haven't worked with yet."
You can see Strowman's full interview with Metro at this link.