Braun Strowman has a ton of momentum behind him but his character can also be pretty goofy at times. After all, there are only so many times you can throw someone into a woodchipper before it stops becoming something you can argue isn’t a cartoon. But Braun is still on the top of his game and one of the biggest babyfaces in WWE.
Steve Austin recently opened up about Strowman on The Steve Austin Show where he went into some detail about how WWE might need to be careful with boking The Monster Among Men.
“Well, I want to see, what do they call him, ‘The Monster Among Men’? That’s what I want to see out of Braun Strowman. A couple of weeks ago at that pay-per-view when he picked out that kid as his tag partner. Man, if you’re the kid, Nicolas, man, props to you. That’d probably be like, no pun intended, being a kid in a candy store, one of the greatest days of your life, being able to go out there in a 20×20 [foot] ring with a WWE Superstar the magnitude of Braun Strowman, and go out there, and be right there, front row, well, he’s on the apron, while Braun was taking care of business. That must’ve been a blast.” Austin continued, “I want to see Braun Strowman in serious mode and you want to have moments of levity of moments of character development, and advancement, and in pushing the creative envelope in certain aspects.”
“But, yeah, man, I knew several months ago when I talked to Braun on the podcast, well, a couple of years ago, I just liked what I saw in the kid. I knew that he had the gift of gab. He’s a very interesting person. He’s very articulate. He’s very eloquent, very well-spoken. He’s a big ass strongman from Kentucky or wherever the hell he’s from [North Carolina, USA]. I want to see him in situations of impending danger. I want to see him in situations of… and that’s with respect to the [pro] wrestling business… I want to see him with title shots on the line and stuff like that. I want to see him respond to things that they’re going to throw at him from a creative standpoint more than being a comedy guy. I don’t need Braun Strowman at 6’8″, 370 lbs. I like for him to make me say, ‘holy s–t! I can’t believe this guy just did that.'”
Austin makes some very good points. It might be best to let Braun be his own unique self because in the end, that’s what brought him to the dance in the first place.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription