Confidence is an important trait for pro wrestlers, and in fact most wrestlers can get away with an excess of confidence that would go over badly in most other fields. In a new interview with Sports Illustrated, Braun Strowman definitely has no shortage of confidence in himself and the future of his career. He has a lot of thoughts in particular about his place in future WrestleManias. As you might remember, for this year’s WrestleMania 35, he built a feud with Saturday Night Live stars Michael Che and Colin Jost, which led to a highlighted spot in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Braun has no regrets.
Mania was great, I had the opportunity to work with some pop culture guys doing a little bridging outside of the gap of what I’ve normally done with my character,” said Strowman, who is 35-year-old Adam Scherr. “That was a good thing because it got my face out in front of more mainstream media and audiences that don’t necessarily watch wrestling. We were just talking about this at work, and I want to say it had 257 million views in outlets outside of wrestling in a matter of a week. It wasn’t ideally what I wanted to do at WrestleMania, but it was a good thing to do at WrestleMania.
As for next year, Braun knows exactly what he wants to do at Mania:
I will main event WrestleMania. Hopefully more than once on my way to a Hall of Fame career. I’ll start with a main event against Drew McIntyre, and I’ll tell you who will win: me.
Depending on how WWE books them, it’s possible to imagine Drew and Braun achieving a Mania-main-event-worthy feud, but that’s a pretty big “depending on.” It also seems strange that Braun has never held a solo championship, but he’s not worried about that either.
But it’s not a necessity right now. I don’t need something to boost my character. I get some of the biggest reactions out of anyone just walking out because of my sheer size and ability. It would be cool right now, but I’m here for the long haul and I have many, many more years of WWE in me. There’s plenty of time.
It’s hard to judge how since Strowman was being with these answers, but the strong positions he takes are at least memorable, and hey, they got this post published. Only time will tell if WWE gives Braun the chance to be as great as he clearly knows he can be.