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Braun Strowman reveals why he owes his WWE career to Mark Henry

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These days, it's hard to imagine a WWE without Braun Strowman, as The Monster Among Men plays a big part in the main event scene on Monday Night Raw and has been one of the biggest rising stars across the entire company over the past year.

Tonight in the main event on Raw, the go-home show before the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view this Sunday, Strowman will be in a gauntlet match against John Cena, Elias, Roman Reigns, Finn Balor, The Miz, and Seth Rollins.

The Monster Among Men will then be involved with the same six superstars again this weekend inside the Elimination Chamber to determine who will go on to face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans later this year for the Universal Championship.

Despite only being on the main roster in the WWE for a short amount of time, Strowman has grown into one of the company's biggest stars and most valuable future assets. However, his WWE journey may not have ever begun if it wasn't for one certain superstar.

Speaking recently to Busted Open Radio, the former Wyatt Family member discussed several different wrestling topics, including his journey to the WWE. Strowman said if it wasn't for a conversation he had Mark Henry back in 2010, he might not be with the company today.

He said: "Truth be told, I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for Mark Henry. I traveled around the world doing strongman competition. That's the first time I met Mark, back in 2010 when I competed as an amateur.

"I introduced myself and said 'I've always been a fan of his in WWE and what he's done in the strength sports world.' We sparked a friendship from there and he pretty much turned WWE's eyes on me. Long and behold, here we are today."


Strowman joined the WWE main roster as a member of The Wyatt Family in August 2015 but didn't become a singles star in the company until a year later in the 2016 Draft when he was taken by Raw.

Since then though, The Monster Among Men has gone on to main event six pay-per-views, which includes the Elimination Chamber event this weekend. This is an incredible achievement considering he hasn't even been a singles superstar for two years yet.

The future is bright for Strowman in the WWE, and the man himself wants to thrive in the opportunities given to him.

He said: "They have given me so many opportunities. They give everyone opportunities for everyone to grab the brass rings. I love competition and I'm a sore loser. In my opinion, losing is when I mess up a spot. I'm really hard on myself and it pisses me off. I want to be perfect. I want to be the best, or I don't want to do it at all."

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