At the WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, Braun Strowman lost to Sami Zayn – along with Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro – ending his five-week reign as Intercontinental Champion. This was also Zayn’s first singles championship since his debut on the main roster in 2015.
Although being one of the most intimidating and dominant wrestlers on the roster, as well as background of being a former strongman, the WWE superstar only has two Raw Tag Team Championships on his resume other than the IC title, along with winning the Greatest Royal Rumble and Money in the Bank.
Unfortunately, for Strowman, he was one of only a few people who was unable to successfully cash-in his MITB contract for the Universal Championship or WWE Championship.
Braun Strowman Height Makes Him a Scary Monster
Adam Joseph Scherr currently is billed as 6-foot-8 and well over 300 pounds. The 36-year-old has several powerlifting championships from strongman competitions in the United States, including the Arnold Amateur Strongman Championship, Europa Battle of Champions, Central GA Strongest Man, Monster of the Midland, NAS US Amateur National Championship (where he earned his ASC strongman corporation card), Summerfest Strongman, and West Cary Fall Festival of Power.
Scherr graduated from Bandys High School in 2001 before going to community college in 2003. He also played semi-professional football for the Hickory Hornets.
Although his birthplace was Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, he is a fan of the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers because his father Rick Scherr has played as a slow-pitch softball player in Wisconsin, Texas, and his home state. He also has a younger sister, Hannah Scherr.
In 2010, Strowman met Mark Henry while competing for the Arnold Classic. Henry encouraged Strowman to pursue pro wrestling, but he first declined due to wanting to continue his strongman career.
A few years later, he called up Henry again to see if the opportunity still was on the table. Henry stated yes, called Vince McMahon, and Adam Scherr was off to Tampa, Florida to start training in the WWE Performance Center.
Braun Strowman Starts Career in WWE
In 2013, Scherr made his in-ring debut competing in NXT live events, defeating Chad Gable, Steve Cutler, Dash Wilder, and Tye Dillinger. Just six months after his in-ring debut, Scherr was called up to the main roster as a member of the Wyatt Family wearing a black sheep mask, also changing his ring name from Braun Stowman to Braun Strowman. His first match was a DQ win against Dean Ambrose on the August 31, 2015 episode of WWE Raw.
Although less than five years as an American professional wrestler, The Monster Among Men has used his running powerslam to become one of the most popular names in WWE. Since his singles career in professional wrestling, Strowman has been a part of major feuds on with names such as Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre, and Brock Lesnar, among others.
Strowman was drafted from Raw to SmackDown on the October 11, 2019 episode of SmackDown. His first main feud was with King Corbin, but he has been feuding with Cesaro, Zayn, and Nakamura for several months.