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Braun Strowman: ‘I will never wrestle for anyone other than myself or WWE’

Strowman appeared on After The Bell with Corey Graves.
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Braun Strowman says his team "talked to everybody" during his free agency but he doesn't ever plan on wrestling for anyone other than himself or WWE. 

Strowman was released from WWE on June 2, 2021. He made his return on the September 5, 2022 edition of Raw. During an episode of After The Bell released on Friday, Strowman spoke about conversations his agent had with other companies during the time he was away from WWE. 

"We talked to everybody, people reached out about stuff and I kind of played around with the ideas. I always said in interviews, and people thought I was stupid for it, I said I would never put on a pair of boots for anybody besides WWE and I stuck to my word. I never put on another pair of boots, I went out and started my own thing, worked for myself, gave young talent a place to come and work, make a living, hone their craft inside CYN. Like I said, I stuck to my guns, I will never wrestle for anyone other than myself or WWE and here we are, the monster is home," Strowman said. 

Strowman also commented on his release from the company and his feeling that perhaps he needed a break from WWE for a little while. 

"I honestly needed a break. Nine years with the company at that point basically in the driver's seat of a Ferrari doing 200 miles an hour for nine years straight, everything's just blowing by you, tunnel vision. Now, I have this opportunity to step outside the bubble of the business and go 'holy s**t, I have done a lot of stuff.' In five and a half years, I've literally beaten everyone there is to beat in WWE, I've won every title except the US Championship, I've main event'ed every pay-per-view, I've sold out every building on this Earth, you name them, I've been in the ring with them."