Adam Scherr

Braun Strowman Talks About Where He May Land In Wrestling Business In Post-WWE Run

Adam Scherr recently spoke with the ‘All Lions’ section of the official Sports Illustrated website for an interview.

During the discussion, the former WWE Superstar better known as Braun Strowman was asked about his free agency status and confirmed that he met with AEW officials recently about possibly joining the promotion.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview where he touches on this topic and more.

On what he has been doing since his WWE departure: “Well, I’m enjoying having some time down, you know. Running hard for eight years, being on the road for six years with WWE was an unbelievable opportunity and unbelievable experiences I got to see in life. But, I also missed out on a lot of things in life in normal day-to-day stuff, with seeing my family, people getting married, births and you know, unfortunate funerals and stuff like that. I’ve been catching up on some of the day-to-day life. But, I worked on a project with a fellow WWE superstar, EC3, who wrestles for Ring of Honor now. We produced, all ourselves, a series called “Free the Narrative,” but it’s free. It’s on FITE TV. There’s one out already, “Free the Narrative 1,” where EC3 wrestles Matt Cardona and I’m in “Free the Narrative 2.” It’s 90 minutes of cinematic-style wrestling. It’s more than wrestling. It’s a movie where wrestling is small, but we narrate over the top of it and we tell stories of what the talent, what the wrestlers have gone through in life, trials and tribulations and how they’ve overcome it. It’s really based around mental health. I’m a very big advocate for mental health, and this was something for me to be able to express myself and get rid of some of the burdens and some problems that I was carrying inside of me and being able to talk and let it out. But, there are so many other people. There are so many other faces you recognize in it. Former WWE superstar Wesley Blake, who is Weston Blake now, wrestled Skyler, who was an Impact Wrestling star. So, there’s a lot of faces in that, but it’s basically a lot of day-to-day life, of controlling your narrative, controlling what you can control in your life, and then learning how to deal with the things that you can’t control, coping with things and then being able to overcome these mental obstacles.

“Also, I’ve been working on a mental health app that I have coming out called “Diskuss.” One of my business partners, John Paul DeJoria, who is one of the founders of Paul Mitchell and used to own Patron, he’s one of the backers of it. It’s something that is very, very important to me that will be launching very, very soon. It’s an app subscription on your phone that gives you licensed, certified mental health professionals in the palm of your hand. You can FaceTime, you can phone call, you can text message for those days when you don’t have someone to reach out to. When you’re having a bad day, you’re on the ledge and you need somebody to talk to. It gives people an opportunity to have someone to talk to so they don’t do the irrational things. It’s such a stigma in the world. I think with everything that’s happened with the pandemic, it’s opened a lot of people’s eyes to being more observant about mental health and caring more about it. I had an unbelievable opportunity with WWE, and to be able to now have this platform and this voice to be able to help other people around the world is very near and dear to me. And, that’s one of the things I’m working on, first and foremost, the most right now before I decide who, where, what or when I put my wrestling boots back on.”

On if he has had a chance to sit back and look at all of the hot matches that AEW has been hosting: “Yeah, we’ve sat down, and discussed stuff like that with my agent and things like that. We’re just trying to find a fit now, where everything kind of will work together, since now, there’s so many things that I’m working on in my personal life. I don’t have as much time to devote to the full-time schedule to wrestle now. So, it’s trying to find somewhere where I’ll be able to land in there to show up, have fun and entertain the people, but still be able to work on my side projects along the way.”

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