Braun Strowman has recalled the right hand he received from an irritated Brock Lesnar and says “sh*t got real” between the two men.
Braun Strowman has been known as The Monster Among Men, towering over the majority of his WWE opponents. However, being 6’6″ didn’t stop the former Universal Champion from being on the receiving end of a stiff punch from Brock Lesnar.
This led to an angry Lesnar reacting with a legitimate right-hand punch to the jaw. Something that five years on, Strowman looks back on proudly as he described in an interview with BT Sport:
“Sh*t got real! I mean at the end of the day it’s two scary guys, two dominant males not wanting to give an inch to either one and we took it from each other. Things happen, we’re not playing, we’re not ballet, we’re not badminton. We’re physical, he’s 300lbs, of just unadulterated animalistic beast and I’m a 385lbs monster. Things happen. At the end of the day, we made one hell of a segment, that’s what really happened.”
“I pat myself on the back, I think I’m the only person in history to take an overhand right from Brock Lesnar and not get knocked out. Anytime you get in the ring with The Beast and mix it up, the bigger the challenge the better. If you’re not wrestling the best, then who’d you beat?”
Ahead of the 2023 Royal Rumble, Strowman was speaking with BT Sport about what it was like working with Brock Lesnar.
Lesnar would go on to win the 2018 bout, keeping the Universal Title until losing to Roman Reigns at Summerslam later that year.
Braun Strowman made a return to WWE last September and is currently feuding with Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER.
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