Braun Strowman really came out of his WWE persona-imposed shell when he appeared on the Stone Cold Steve Austin podcast this week and offered plenty of insight into his wrestling journey thus far.
He revealed who brought him into the WWE and how the recruiting process went down, but he also offered a special insight into his relationship with his former on-screen leader, Bray Wyatt.
Strowman burst onto the scene the night after SummerSlam 2015 by aligning with the Wyatt Family on Monday Night Raw, destroying Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns in the process.
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But his relationship with the Eater of Worlds goes way beyond their dark chemistry on screen, as he revealed to Austin.
"I can't put over the fact, like, how much of a factor Bray has been in my career," Strowman asserted. "It was kind of almost heartbreaking that they split us up because we ride together, we roomed together, we eat together, we lift together. We make towns and he talks about wrestling, tells me about what I did that night; what looked good, what sucked, what I need to throw away what I need to keep.
"He gives me matches to watch and 'pick through this' and 'what do you think about this' and then 'here, oh man, I thought of a new idea for move for you'. So, like I said, I can't put over the fact about how good of a brother Bray Wyatt is."
Now that Wyatt has been drafted to Smackdown LIVE for a pending main event run, Strowman has been left on Raw to try and build his own character and get over with the fans.
So far, the 6'8" monster has been crushing local talent as he builds his repertoire, but hasn't strayed too far from the silent giant that acted as a bodyguard as such for the Wyatt Family.
It will be interesting to see if the WWE will let him talk sooner rather than later after a very affable performance on Austin's podcast.