Booker T discussed his reaction to Braun Strowman’s WWE release during a recent edition of the Hall of Fame podcast.
Here is what he had to say:
“Yeah, it definitely made me go, ‘Wow. Braun Strowman?’ And then I started looking at it from a business perspective, you know, if it is true, the rumors out there saying Braun Strowman had a huge contract and he was making a lot of money. When doing budget cuts, that’s the one thing you’re going to be thinking about – ‘Who do we really need? Who’s the guy we really need here to keep this thing running?’And take nothing away from Braun Strowman. He was an enigma, he was a guy that was somewhat of a throwback to the guys that did it much before him. Look at Braun Strowman, even being the enigma that he was, it was kind of hard to match Braun Strowman up with more than two or three guys on the roster. He was a throwback to the way a wrestler was back in the day.
But just think about it. In Japan back in the day, it was the battle of the giants. The Stan Hansen’s of the world. The Big Van Vader’s of the world. If you look at Japan now, it’s totally different. The wrestlers are totally different. The way they wrestle now is totally different. That’s the only thing I’m saying – I’m not throwing shade or anything like that. You say, ‘Who are the guys we’re really gonna need right now to fuel this thing to take us where we want to be?’ Is Braun Strowman one of the guys? Obviously, they didn’t think he was one of the guys or it could’ve been something I don’t even know about as far as contract.”
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