WWE have released Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Lana, Ruby Riott, Santana Garrett, and Buddy Murphy. The reason cited was part of budget cuts, and Strowman was being paid $1.2 million per year according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The former WWE Universal Champion signed a new contract in October 2019, so the budget cut regarding Strowman is the WWE’s biggest saving financially from all of the talent cuts in the last year plus during the pandemic. Braun Strowman was fired by WWE for a very surprising reason as well.
Previously, more details regarding WWE’s decision to release Braun Strowman from his contract had been revealed. Braun Strowman’s contract played a role in him getting fired. On top of that, Braun Strowman was viewed as an ‘obsolete’ WWE Superstar and ‘two years past his prime.
That was only just the beginning as WWE continued to release several Superstars o the past few months. Their latest set of releases included the likes of Keith Lee, Karrion Kross, Ember Moon, Mia Yim and Nia Jax.
Braun Strowman and Raquel Gonzalez have been dating for quite some time now and they make sure to let fans know what goes on between them on social media. Braun Strowman took to his Twitter and revealed a very odd story featuring his girlfriend and a strip club.
Braun Strowman would hold multiple titles in WWE, including the WWE Intercontinental and WWE Raw Tag Team Championship on multiple occasions. However, he would go on to win the WWE Universal Championship, during night one at WWE WrestleMania 36 by pinning the then WWE Universial champion, Goldberg. WWE WrestleMania 36 was held at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, and had no audience due to the pandemic. Strowman would hold the WWE Universal Championship for 141 days before dropping the championship to Bray Wyatt.
Well I took @RaquelWWE and her dad to the strip club for a nice steak dinner and tried to get her a lap dance and she said I don’t want a lap dance text your friend @steveaustinBSR I’d rather have him cut a promo on me than a dance!!! #GodILoveHer
— The Monster of all Monsters (@Adamscherr99) January 20, 2022