New WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman made history at WrestleMania 36 on Saturday night by capturing his first ever WWE Universal Championship, and he did it at what will perhaps go down as the strangest WrestleMania of all-time.
The champ recently spoke with the UK based radio show talkSPORT to discuss his infamous incident with Brock Lesnar at the 2018 Royal Rumble. During the match the two were seen to hit one another with some stiff blows, most noticeably when Lesnar punched Strowman for real. And let’s be honest, I don’t care who you are, no one wants Brock Lesnar to punch them.
So what really happened? Strowman is finally ready to let the world know.
“We laughed about it afterwards,” Strowman said. “It is what it is. We got to the back and I said ‘Hey, my bad,’ he said the same thing and we went about our business. We’re both grown ups, we both knew what we were getting into and at the end of the day, we’re both very dominant males and neither of us wanted to give in an inch, so in the end we took an inch from each other.”
“Working with Brock I go in with the mentality that it’s a real fight. You have to. I remember Royal Rumble a couple of years ago, I got a little ants in my pants, so did he and we threw some heavy hitters at each other and carried on from there. Let’s face it, Brock’s one of the baddest human beings on the planet and I enjoy it, I like the physical aspect of it.
“I didn’t get into this thinking it was water polo or tennis or anything like that, I knew this was a full contact sport and when you’re in the ring with Brock Lesnar it is full contact. Ask anybody’s that’s worked with him. Brock brings the big fight and that’s why people pay money to see him.”
Strowman has become known in WWE for performing numerous crazy stunts. His size has allowed him to put several of his WWE colleagues through some very difficult experiences. But which was his favorite?
“I believe out of all the crazy stuff that we’ve done, probably the best was when I flipped the ambulance over with Roman in it or when I imploded the ring with Big Show doing the superplex.
“I think the video of me flipping the ambulance has something like 75 million views on YouTube so that one might have connected with people more. I constantly to this day get kids coming up to me asking how I flipped the ambulance and I show them [points to his arms] right there. The power of protein. The New Day has pancake power, I have steak power.”
Do you love wrestling? Do you have strong opinions on AEW, WWE, NJPW, Impact, ROH, and the independent scene? Do you like to write about wrestling? Then we want you on our team. AIPT is currently recruiting wrestling writers. Apply to write for AIPT today!