Having returned to WWE, Braun Strowman has described the emotions he felt when he made his way back through the curtain.
Braun Strowman was released by WWE shortly after WrestleMania Backlash in 2021, in a move which was a shock to many. Shortly after Vince McMahon retired from WWE and Triple H took the lead on creative, stars who had previously been let go were returning to the company with ‘The Monster Among Men’ heavily tipped by many to make a comeback.
The speculation came reality when Strowman made his return on Monday Night Raw on 5th September 2022, annihilating all competition on his path that night.
Speaking with Corey Graves on his After The Bell podcast, Braun Strowman has discussed what it felt like to return to a WWE ring, and the emotions after the appearance.
You know honestly, as much as I don’t want to admit it, because I’m supposed to be this big giant tough monster, I had to swallow back the emotions. It was really really hard to stay in character. I heard that roar, I heard the place come unglued, and look I’m just giving myself goosebumps thinking about it. I’m home, a year and a half away from the business watching my friends go out to entertain.
We came back through the pandemic of being able to be in front of the WWE Universe and I wasn’t able to be a part of that made me kind of jealous. But you know that same feeling walking out there Kansas City Monday night after a year and a half of the WWE Universe not seeing the Monster Among Men, Oh my God, the pop, that’s what we all work for that’s what everybody does this for.
I mean, there’s no feeling that can mimic that energy. That excitement when you walk out in the entire building loses their mind because you’re there and you can see in my entrance when I was walking, walking out like it was everything I could do to keep that emotion inside of me of just like yeah, like I cried when I came back through the curtain. And once I got away from everybody, I finally was able to absorb it and let it in because I love this and I miss it. I’m home. It’s good to be back.
Despite making his return as part of the red brand, Braun Strowman quickly made his way to the following Friday’s edition of SmackDown, and it is being reported that he is set to be positioned as one of the biggest babyfaces for the show.
With thanks to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.