American professional wrestler and former strongman, Adam Scherr is better known by his ring name Braun Strowman. He is famous for his time in WWE. During his career in WWE, he is a one-time Universal Champion, a one-time WWE Intercontinental Champion, and a two-time WWE Raw Tag Team Champion (with Nicholas and Seth Rollins). What’s more, he is also the winner of the 2018 Men’s Money in the Bank contract, the winner of the titular match at the Greatest Royal Rumble event, and the winner of the 2019 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal (making him the only wrestler to win both a Rumble and an Andre Battle Royal). Recently, he was released by WWE on 2nd June 2021. In August 2014, he joined the wrestling group The Wyatt Family. He was one of Adam Rose’s party poopers, named Rosebud. In the year 2020, at WrestleMania 36, he won the Universal Championship, his first world title. He has been portrayed as an unstoppable monster, earning the moniker “The Monster Among Men”. He wears a black goat mask during ring entrances and promos. As a former strongman, he had won several Strongman competitions for the U.S from 2009-2012. He won the 2012 Arnold Amateur Strongman Championships on March 4, which took place during the Arnold Sports Festival alongside the 2012 Arnold Strongman Classic. In his early 20s, he used to work as a mechanic and a security guard at a nightclub in North Carolina. One day, he ran into a couple of strongmen who were working at another bar, and when they saw him, they invited him to come out and give the competition a try.
Braun Strowman was released by WWE
WWE announced another round of cuts that includes some shocking names including Braun Strowman. Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Lana, Murphy, Ruby Riott, and Santana Garrett were all released by WWE on Wednesday (2nd May 2021). “WWE has come to terms with the releases of Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Lana, Murphy, Ruby Riott, and Santana Garrett. WWE wishes them the best in all of their future endeavors,” the company said in a statement released. His release was due to his massive contract agreement of 2019 by virtue of which he reportedly earned more than $1 million a year. Braun Strowman released a statement on Twitter early on Thursday morning, where he wrote: ‘What a chapter in life!!! #ThankYou’.
- Being a professional wrestler and former strongman.
- For winning several championships such as Europa Battle of Champions (2010), Monster of the Midland (2010), Summerfest Strongman Competition (2011), NAS US Amateur National Championships (2011), Central GA Strongest Man (2011), West Carry Fall Festival of Power (2011), and Arnold Amateur Strongman Championships (2012).
- For his strength and power in the ring. He is known and feared by his opponents as the unstoppable ‘monster’.
What is the Real Name of Braun Strowman?
With the real name of Adam Joseph Scherr, Braun Strowman took birth on 6th September 1983. His birthplace is in Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, the United States. He holds American nationality and he belongs to American-White ethnic background. His zodiac sign is Virgo and he is Christian by religion. He also has a sibling, a younger sister whose name goes by Hannah. About his parents and family, he was born to his father, Rick Scherr, and his mother, Sara. His father is widely regarded as one of the greatest slow-pitch softball players of all time and is a USSSA Hall of Fame member who still holds the All Time World Series records in home runs (101), hits (166), and RBIs (202). He experienced his childhood in Arkansas and Tennessee.
Concerning his education details, he attended Bandys High School where he was on the football, track and field, and wrestling teams. He graduated from high school in the year 2001. Then, he enrolled in a community college. He spent the next four years playing football semi-professionally for the Hickory Hornets, supplementing his income by working as a doorman and mechanic.
How was the Career of Braun Strowman?
- As a former strongman, Scherr earned his Strongman Corporation (ASC) Professional Card on 5th November 2011 winning the NAS US Amateur National Championships.
- He later won the 2012 Arnold Amateur Strongman Championships on 4th March.
- On 8th July 2012, he competed in the SCL North American Championships finishing in 5th place.
- After then, Scherr signed a contract with the professional wrestling promotion WWE in the year 2013 and made his debut match at an NXT live event in Jacksonville, Florida on 19th December 2014 against Chad Gable where he defeated him.
- Scherr tweaked the ring name Braun Strowman on the August 24 episode of Raw and made his main roster debut by attacking Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns and establishing himself as the newest member of The Wyatt Family alongside Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, and Erick Rowan.
- Later, he wrestled in his first WWE pay-per-view event match on September 20 at Night of Champions, where The Wyatt Family defeated Ambrose, Reigns, and Chris Jericho in a six-man tag team match after Jericho passed out to Strowman’s lifting arm-triangle choke.
- The Wyatt Family then defeated The ECW Originals (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley (collectively known as The Dudley Boyz), Rhyno, and Tommy Dreamer) in an eight-man tag team elimination tables match on 13th December.
- He made his appearance on Royal Rumble on 24th January 2016 and also he appeared on 3rd April at WrestleMania 32 during The Rock and John Cena’s confrontation with The Wyatt Family.
- As of July, The Wyatt Family began a feud with the WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day, which saw them defeating The New Day in a six-man tag team match on July 24 at Battleground.
- He was drafted to the Raw brand as part of the 2016 WWE draft and he separated from The Wyatt Family and began his singles career.
- He defeated James Ellsworth, Sin Cara, Sami Zayn on Raw.
- On the October 31 episode of Raw, he won a battle royal by last eliminating Zayn for a spot on Team Raw for the traditional Survivor Series five-on-five elimination match.
- After losing to Zayn before Braun defeated Zayn in a Last Man Standing match on the 2nd January 2017 episode of Raw to end their feud.
- At WrestleMania 33 in April, he competed in the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal but failed to win.
- He later became involved in The Miz’s feud with the reformed stable “The Shield”.
- On the March 12 episode of Raw, Braun won a tag team battle royal to determine the number one contenders for the Raw Tag Team Championship at WrestleMania 34.
- Then, he feuded with Kevin Owens from April to August.
- He alongside Bobby Lashley defeated Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn at Backlash and won the Money in the Bank ladder match at the namesake pay-per-view on June 17.
- He suffered a legit elbow injury, which would require surgery. He returned at TLC in December, where he defeated Corbin in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match to earn a Universal Championship match against Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble.
- He defeated Lashley in a Last Man Standing match at Extreme Rules to end the feud.
- He started an on-air feud with boxer Tyson Fury. Against Tyson Fury, Braun lost the fight.
- As part of the 2019 draft, Strowman was drafted to the SmackDown brand.
- On the 10th January 2020 episode of SmackDown, he defeated the Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura in a non-title match to secure a title opportunity in the future.
- He defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to win the Intercontinental Championship, his first singles title in the WWE.
- He defeated Goldberg at WrestleMania to capture the Universal Championship, his first world championship in his career.
- At SummerSlam on 23rd August, Braun lost the Universal Championship to Wyatt in a Falls Count Anywhere match, ending his reign at 141 days.
- Being a member of the SmackDown roster, he made an appearance on a Raw Underground segment on the September 14 episode of Raw and defeated Dabba-Kato on Raw Underground on the September 21 episode of Raw.
- As part of the 2020 Draft in October, Strowman was drafted to the Raw brand and fought against Keith Lee.
- He returns to WWE on the January 29, 2021 episode of SmackDown taking out AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, and Cesaro.
- On the February 22 episode of Raw, he faced Bobby Lashley losing the fight.
- At WrestleMania 37, Strowman defeated McMahon in a steel cage match.
- At Wrestlemania Backlash, he failed to win the title from Lashley in a triple threat match also involving McIntyre.
- On 2nd June 2021, Braun Strowman was released by WWE.
- Besides this, Braun is a playable character in the video games WWE 2K17, WWE 2K18, WWE 2K19, WWE 2K20, and WWE 2K Battlegrounds. He has appeared in film and TV shows such as “Three Count” in 2016, “Homles & Watson” in 2018, “The World’s Strongest Man” in 2012, and “Dus Ka Dum” in 2018.
Awards and Achievements
- Ranked No. 6 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2018
- Most Improved (2017)
- Worst Feud of the Year (2020) vs. Bray Wyatt
- Worst Match of the Year (2020) vs. Bray Wyatt at The Horror Show at Extreme Rules
- WWE Universal Championship (1 time)
- WWE Intercontinental Championship (1 time)
- WWE Raw Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Nicholas (1) and Seth Rollins (1)
- WWE Greatest Royal Rumble
- Money in the Bank (Men’s 2018)
- André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal (2019)
- WWE Year-End Award for Male Superstar of the Year (2018)
Who is Braun Strowman Dating?
Unmarried man, Braun Strowman is currently single and he is very focused on his career. He is building his career rather than spending his time being in a relationship or making a girlfriend. Whereas rumors hit him back if he was secretly dating WWE Diva Alexa Bliss. But both of them have not stated anything which means that they are not dating. Not only this but also there was news about him previously dating Kailey Dawn Farmer aka Kamilla Kaine (Wrestler). Back then, he was in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend but sadly, they broke off. His first ex-girlfriend’s name is unknown at present. Along with focusing on his career, he is also in search of the perfect partner to start a love life. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay.
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Braun Strowman is the godfather of Knash Rotunda, Bray Wyatt, and JoJo Offerman’s son.
How much is Braun Strowman Net Worth and Earnings?
Braun Strowman is a professional wrestler who has made a huge amount of money from his career. As of 2021, the net worth of Braun is believed to have $1 Million and his salary is $300K at present as per sources. Whereas, he is making an annual income of around $70,000 from his career. His major source of wealth comes from his wrestling career and he is living a luxurious lifestyle. He is satisfied with his earnings.
How tall is Braun Strowman?
Strong man, Braun Strowman is a very handsome person standing tall at the height of 6 ft 8 in. His bodyweight is 156 KG or 343 Pounds. He went through a significant growth spurt in high school; he was 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) during his freshman year and grew to 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) by the time he graduated from high school. His other body measurements have not been disclosed yet. He has a very charming personality attracting a lot of people towards him. He has a pair of dark brown eyes color and his hair color is also dark brown. He has a long thick beard with a high forehead and frown lines. He has big glaring eyes. His chest size is 26 in, waist size is 42 in and biceps size is 24 in. Moreover, he has inked a lot of tattoos on different parts of his body.