Wrestling Origins: Braun Strowman

Wrestling Origins: Braun Strowman

Braun Strowman seems to be on track to becoming
one of WWE’s top big men in the coming years. This mountain of a man is a tremendous athlete,
who although doesn’t have tons of wrestling experience, is a huge presence in the ring
and is comfortable on the mic as well. His recent push as a singles competitor has
allowed him to develop further as a wrestler, and recently he’s landed a spot on RAW’s
team for Survivor Series. Today, Wrestling Hub presents Wrestling Origins:
Braun Strowman. Adam Scherr was born in Sherrills Ford, North
Carolina, on September 6th, 1983. Adam says he’s a country boy and was always
“country strong”. He was a huge kid, and would eventually graduate
high school at 6 foot 5, 305 pounds. What’s even more interesting is that Adam
didn’t lift weights until well into his teen years, he really was just naturally jacked. His dad wouldn’t let him lift until he was
about 16 due to that old myth about stunting your growth. Regardless, when he did start lifting in high
school Adam was comfortably bench pressing and squatting around 300 pounds. Jumping back a bit for a second, Adam was
a huge fan of wrestling since he was a teenager. He remembers watching from Monday Night Wars
to the early 2000’s when he graduated high school. Though he was a huge fan, Adam says “he
never thought in a million years” that he would become a wrestler in the WWE. Fun fact: Adam mentioned on the Stone Cold
Podcast that he didn’t have cable in his house until he was 13 years old. Anyways, since Adam was absolutely massive,
of course he was naturally expected to play football. Adam played his first two years of high school,
but wasn’t allowed to play after that due to doing poorly in class. His bad grades would prevent Adam from getting
into a good college and continue playing, which really hurt his chances at playing pro-football. However, he would play what he calls “semi-pro”
football for about 4 years after high school and was quite good. He would even attend the NFL Combine in 2007,
but his lack of college experience meant nobody was really interested in the big man. Around this time, Adam was working as a security
guard at a nightclub. He says that while working there, he was noticed
by a professional strongman, somebody who trains to complete huge feats of strength. He says the strongman saw potential in him
due to his immense size and stature, thus recommended he look into becoming a strongman
himself. He would start training specifically to become
a strongman in 2009. He would set a record for the fastest person
to turn pro by earning his professional status in just 2 years after winning the NAS US Amateur
National Championships. It’s worth noting that Adam was a bit different
than other strongmen in the sense that he wasn’t all about lifting, but he enjoyed
being a showman as well. He says he loved getting the crowd pumped
up, which was easy with the natural charisma he possesses. From there he would win the 2012 Arnold Amateur
Strongman Championships, among many other competitions, and in 2013 would be invited
to the legendary Arnold Strongman Classic. To put into perspective how significant that
is, this event is known for only inviting the 10 strongest men on the planet. Unfortunately, he would suffer an injury during
his first lift at the event. Around that time, Scherr revealed he was undergoing
negotiations with WWE, and on May 12th, 2013, Adam Scherr was signed by the company. The WWE was turned on to him by Mark Henry,
who had met Adam at a competition where they quickly became friends. He would start training at the WWE Performance
Center in Florida in July of 2013 and was given the name Braun Stowman, which would
eventually become Braun Strowman. He made his first televised appearance as
one of Adam Rose’s Rosebuds in May, and would make his wrestling debut at a NXT live
event on December 19th, 2014, where he defeated Chad Gable. He would also have a few more dark matches
on NXT and Main Event as well. He would continue training for a while and
would surprisingly make his debut on RAW on August 24th, 2015, as part of the Wyatt Family,
where he attacked Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose. This is very uncommon in today’s WWE, as
most superstar spend a long time down in NXT before getting called up. He would have his first televised match the
next week where he defeated Ambrose, though via disqualification. Strowman fit in well with the Wyatt’s, and
would have his first PPV match at Night of Champions in 2015 where he helped defeat Roman
Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and Chris Jericho. Constantly improving his ring skills, Strowman
would appear in the 2016 Royal Rumble and scored 5 eliminations before being eliminated
himself by Brock Lesnar. However, Strowman would return with the family
and eliminate Lesnar, which helped put over Strowman as a “monster” according to Dave
Meltzer. From there the Wyatt’s would quickly feud
with Ryback, Big Show, and Kane where the teams traded wins. After their match at WrestleMania 32 was cancelled,
the Wyatt Family would begin a feud with The New Day for the Tag Team Championships, though
couldn’t capture them. At the 2016 WWE Draft, Strowman was split
up from the Wyatt Family and drafted to RAW, starting his run as a singles competitor. Strowman would change up his appearance a
bit and get some new music to help create a new persona for him. Braun would start squashing local talent for
weeks, most notably the legendary James Ellsworth. This would turn into handicap matches, sometimes
3 on 1, but would continue to dominate. Most recently, a feud was seemingly set up
with Sami Zayn, but the two never had a one on one match. Instead, Braun would eliminate Zayn in a Battle
Royal, winning himself a spot on Team RAW at Survivor Series in the process. And that was Wrestling Origins: Braun Strowman. If you couldn’t tell, I’m a big fan of
this guy and I think he can really be successful in the WWE, so let me know what you think
of him below. As always if you liked the video give it a
thumbs up and subscribe for another episode of Wrestling Origins every Friday. Thanks for watching, and I’ll catch you
in the next one!

100 thoughts on “Wrestling Origins: Braun Strowman”

  1. his match last night against big show impressed me. I was a fan, but now I'm a mega fan of braun. I'm hoping he crushes roman at fastlane

  2. Let me get this straight, literally 0 wrestling experience but he was strong so WWE gave him a contract. While there are many talented wrestlers in the indies who would kill for that opportunity. I dont even know if im surprised or not.

  3. Braun loved to party all night every night until he became a black sheep! If Adam Rose was still in WWE, and Rose and Strowman were like, "Do I Know You?" to each other and then they try to recruit Simon Gotch and became a trio known as the Lousy Lemons! (because they were all heels together at the time after Adam's heel turn) (Also, I'm NOT adding a certain lassie to the Lousy Lemons because she's way too (mimics electric guitar) Smokin', Smokin'!)

  4. That was a terrible photo used for Sherrils Ford NC. We're not at the coast, were in the western side of the state at the foothills of the mountains.

  5. If you haven't already, can u please do WO on Roman Reigns, Nikki Bella, Becky Lynch, Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose?
    Thanks in advance and no rush 👍👏👊

  6. braun stroman is one of the most dangerous athlete. his speed is absolutely terrifying . ive never seen a giant move so fast . his athleltism is mind blowing . he should be given a shot at universal championship

  7. sadly the more I watch these the more i dislike Roman..seeing how all these guys busts their butts to get where they are while Roman just sailed in on his family name while not even having a passion for wrestling ..also seeing how Strwoman just gets better and better and just got fed to him

  8. This guy might end up killing someone, his strength isn't natural, he's NOT Sampson lol, but seems crazy strong.

  9. i gotta say strowman is probably the best heel in wwe right now. and i love it. i wanna see a David and Goliath story between him and one of the experienced cruiser weights like nakamura or aj styles. it would make a great story line imo.

  10. WWE should've had Braun retire Undertaker to become the WWE Big Dog. Would've been more believable to see him take on that fearful roll dominating the roster. Mistake on Vince's part. My opinion.

  11. Not playing his last two years of high school football or being able to play in college "really hurt his chances of playing pro football"… you don't think?

  12. Do undertaker, kane, stone cold, the rock , mark henry, cesaro, drew mcintyre, wade barrett & sheamus please. 🙂

  13. Braun Strowman ripped out of his mother, killing her during childbirth, before violently attacking a doctor. The doctor began to run, and Braun screamed "I'M NOT FINISHED WITH YOU" before flipping the hospital on it's side. He then lived in the forest for decades, beating bears to death with his fists, and slamming gorillas through trees. He stumbled into Vince McMahon's office one day, Vince nutted, and signed him immediately.

  14. Braun & Sami did have a match they had a match at a PPV you should know this if your a big fan of his like I am

  15. Um…is it just me, or did he say "NFL COMBINE", while showing an NHL COMBINE?

    Dude, I can't take you seriously at all from now on. LMAO!

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