Braun Strowman is making fans and memories every time he steps in the ring nowadays. But there was a time when he was green and not aware of all the risks in pro wrestling.
The Monster Among Men recently spoke to Busted Open Radio where he revealed that one injury he suffered early in his WWE tenure not only put his career in jeopardy but it also left him in a very scary situation where his left leg was paralyzed and he wasn’t able to walk.
“The one thing, if I could go back and do it all over, just at the beginning, being a little bit smarter with protecting myself and my brand, you know being a big man and not letting people talk me into dumb things that I shouldn’t be doing. Injuries happen, and one injury, in particular, was really close to ending my career.”
“I ruptured a disc and it cut into my side nerve and it paralyzed my left leg. The folks with WWE, they take such great care of us with injuries and making sure we’re running at peak performance. I went to Pittsburgh with one of the head neurosurgeons in the country, and they got in there and I had to be pushed through the airport to the plane and into the hospital in a wheelchair.”
Thankfully, Braun Strowman works for WWE which is a publically traded company that does everything they can to ensure their talents get the best medical treatment available.
“My leg was 100% paralyzed, I couldn’t use it. I went in and had surgery, and an hour and a half after I came out of anesthesia I got up and walked to my recovery room. The man upstairs has looked out for me throughout these times with stuff like that, and with veterans like Mark [Henry] and Big Show and the big men that have paved the road for where I’m going now. Taking me under their wing and teaching me a lot of the things to do, and the things not to do; I couldn’t have been put in a better position with everything. I’ve just… I feel like I’ve hit the wrestling lottery.”
It’s a great thing Braun Strowman was able to heal up and get back to business because WWE would be a totally different place today without the Monster Among Men.
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