Before Monday’s Raw, Monster Among Men and specific hands-giver Braun Strowman stopped by Milwaukee’s WTMJ-TV and dropped a bit of extremely relevant-to-our-interests baseball trivia: Strowman, real name Adam Scherr, got his WWE handle from Brewers All-Star left fielder and sudden first baseman Ryan Braun. Get it?
From the interview:
“Funny story, I wanted to meet Ryan Braun because that’s a big influence of where ‘Braun’ came from. I had pitched a bunch of ideas for names with the company and they turned them all down. It kind of got down to a time crunch, we need to figure out something out now. We were sitting around the Performance Center and SportsCenter was on and they were talking about Ryan Braun and I was like ‘Braun, that sounds pretty good.’ I mean look at me, I’m 6’8 and 385 lbs., I mean Braun is pretty fitting.”
So you’re saying he also could’ve been Ryan Strowman? That name would’ve KILLED in development in 2010.
Apparently Brewers PR figured out they should do what Braun wants or risk having the team bus flipped over onto them, and welcomed him with “open arms.” Good call.
“The Milwaukee Brewers welcomed me with open arms, I wanted to go to a game last year. They found out I went – I didn’t really reach out – I went with a cousin who’s boss would take him about once a month or so to watch a Brewers game. I just happened to be in town and he asked me if I wanted to come. I jumped along and we were hanging there, someone noticed that I was there, and all of a sudden I’m getting phone calls. The Brewers PR guy grabs me and takes me and my cousin to the press box and takes us down to meet the players.”
Maybe the Brewers can get their foot in the door on being the official Major League Baseball team of WWE. Make Ricochet’s NXT gimmick the famous luchador “Junior Guerra,” and see if Heavy Machinery’s gimmick works better when they drop Otis and Tucker for “Boone Logan” and “Adrian Houser.” Baseball teams are just developmental rosters you haven’t met.