Braun Strowman isn't called "The Monster Among Men" for nothing, but even someone of his stature finds some of the stunts done in the WWE 'terrifying.'
Strowman has really bursted out into the main event scene this year after breaking away from The Wyatt Family; feuding with the likes of Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, Sami Zayn, and Kalisto in the process. Eventually he found himself headlining a pay-per-view (PPV) opposite Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title.
He has also gotten the better of Roman Reigns on several occasions during their heavy feud that lasted over a span of several months.
Now he's once again in the title picture as his rivalry with Kane has landed him in the main event of the Royal Rumble - a Triple Threat match between himself, "The Big Red Machine," and Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship.
Strowman was recently interviewed on the "With Spandex" podcast to talk about his rise within the company and talked about his various feuds over the year.
The birth of his rivalry with Kane was discussed which occurred at the Tables Ladders and Chairs (TLC) PPV earlier this year.
Kane, Strowman, The Miz, and The Bar (Sheamus and Cesaro) took on Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Kurt Angle in a TLC match. Eventually Strowman's team turned on him and threw him in the back of a dumpster truck.
Strowman was asked about his experience in the garbage truck and noted that it was a 'terrifying' experience (quotes via IWNerd):
“It took me. I had to … No, I was in a garbage truck for a week, and so I had to jump from nine different garbage trucks to make it across the country to show up there
“That was actually terrifying.
"I never thought to myself I was claustrophobic or anything, but being in the back of that and knowing I literally had split seconds to per se get out of the way of the compactor from being crushed, it was a little nerve-wracking.
"All these crazy stunts and stuff that I do, the boss pitches a lot of them to me and I don’t really worry that much, because I know he would never ask me to do anything that he wouldn’t do himself.
"At the end of the day I feel comfortable doing it, because we have an unbelievable special effects team and stunt crew on hand and stuff like that, and safety is the first and foremost thought in their mind when we’re going through all this stuff.
"So at the end of the day I feel safe doing it, but it’s still a little nerve-wracking being in the back of a garbage truck with the potential of being crushed”
What are your thoughts on Strowman's comments regarding his garbage truck spot at TLC being 'terrifying?' Do you think that Strowman has already established himself as one of the top big men in the industry today? And how over is "The Monster Among Men" in your eyes? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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