Kurt Angle has explained why he thinks WWE made a big mistake when they released Braun Strowman even though the big man has returned to the company earlier this year.
There were many wrestlers released by WWE in 2020 and 2021 as the company decided to trim the roster significantly during the pandemic era when they weren’t able to run shows regularly. From March 2020 to July 2021, WWE shows were held without regular fans aside from WrestleMania 37.
In June 2021, Braun Strowman was released by WWE even though he was a main event-level performer that was a former Universal Champion. That was the decision made by former WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon as well as the former Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis. Strowman has since said that his release left him speechless at the time. He didn’t see it coming or know why it happened.
The good news is that Strowman returned to WWE more than a year after his release on the September 5th edition of Raw now that Triple H is running the creative aspect of WWE as the Chief Content Officer. Strowman appears to be in the best shape of his career as well.
“Braun is a very valuable asset. He should have never left WWE. It should have never happened. The guy knows how to wrestle. He knows how to talk. He looks great. He’s a 350-pound monster. You don’t let a guy like that go. I don’t know how or why that happened. Maybe it was for money reasons. I don’t know.”
Kurt Angle went on to say that Strowman is now “in the right place” since he’s back in WWE.
“But Braun Strowman is back in the right place. He needs to be in WWE. That’s where he deserves to be. I really enjoyed being around Braun. He was such a good guy. He had a great sense of humor and he was a lot of fun to be around. I really liked him.”
Strowman is currently on the Smackdown brand and he’s in the World Cup tournament hoping to earn a shot at the Intercontinental Title GUNTHER, who he interacted with for the first time last week on Smackdown as GUNTHER showed some fear towards the big man.