WWE news: Braun Strowman reveals what happened backstage after Brock Lesnar punched him


Braun Strowman has consistently found himself near the top of the tree in WWE since his in-ring debut in 2015.

He debuted as the fourth member of the Wyatt Family, before moving into the individual arena a year later.

The 36-year-old won the Intercontinental Championship in January of this year, before replacing Roman Reigns at WrestleMania and defeating Goldberg for the WWE Universal Championship, a belt he still holds to this day.

Strowman, having held the belt for a recorded 127 days as of writing, has the fourth-longest reign of any WWE wrestler. He still has over 500 days to go, however, before matching Brock Lesnar’s record of 688, combined across three reigns.

Neither fighter will be getting too competitive over this fact as of yet, but both Strowman and Lesnar have had history when it comes to fighting together in-ring.

During their encounter at the 2018 Royal Rumble, Lesnar hit the Monster Among Men with a real punch to the side of the head. The blow caused Strowman to reel and drop towards the ground momentarily, before the two carried on with the match.

Speaking to talkSPORT earlier this year about the incident, Strowman said: “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 that’s worked with him.”

Strowman revealed, however, that there was no hard feelings between the pair following Lesnar’s punch.

He explained: “We laughed about it afterwards. 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.”

Strowman’s last pay-per-view match was a non-title fight at Extreme Rules earlier this month, losing to Bray Wyatt in a ‘Wyatt Swamp Match’. He is expected to put his Universal title on the line once again at SummerSlam in August.

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