Braun Strowman has undoubtedly been one of WWE’s biggest breakout stars throughout the past year. Dude had a string of bulletproof matches with Big Show, he survived a week-long ride in the back of a garbage truck, and he even tried to eat seven pounds of fish sandwich. He truly is a monster among men.
But even monsters among men can run afoul of beasts, as we all found out a few weeks ago at the 2018 Royal Rumble, when he squared off with Brock Lesnar in a hellacious match for the Universal Championship. (Also, Kane was there.)
Early on in the match, Strowman connected with a pretty stiff knee to Lesnar’s head; Lesnar responded shortly thereafter with a massive right hand to the side of Strowman’s skull, the kind of punch that would keep 99.9 percent of the world down. Just in case you need a visual refresher:
Amazingly, Strowman recovered rather quickly from that devastating punch and continued to put on one hell of a match with the champ (and also Kane). U.K. news outlet the Daily Star caught up with Strowman and asked him about just what happened in that contest:
“Any time Brock and I are in the ring it’s very physical. You’re talking about two larger-than-life human beings who are fighting for dominance. Stuff happens.
“It’s a contact sport – it’s not tennis. We’re not going out there to slap a ball around, we’re going out there to beat each other up. That’s what we did.”
Not tennis, eh? Take that, Roger Federer! Braun Strowman has no patience for you and your tiny white shorts. Call him when you can wear patchwork cargo pants on the court, and also when you can use your racket to hit your opponent, not just the ball.