It came as a shock when World Wrestling Entertainment announced two weeks ago that it would release six wrestlers, including Braun Strowman.
Strowman won the WWE Universal Championship back at WrestleMania 36 when he defeated Goldberg in just 2:10. He then held the belt for four months before losing it to longtime rival Bray “The Fiend” Wyatt.
After his defeat, Strowman bounced around mostly in mid-card feuds that didn’t really help him push towards a championship.
Now a free agent, many think that Strowman is going to end up in All Elite Wrestling, the company that poses the biggest threat in sports entertainment to Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment.
One former WWE Hall of Famer who wants to do what he can do get Strowman into AEW is strongman Mark Henry.
Henry told TMZ that getting Strowman into AEW is something that he would love to do, thinking that Strowman would thrive in the young wrestling company.
“Super high on my list,” Henry said. “It’s not an all Mark Henry decision, but there’s already interest on both sides.
“Hopefully by the time he’s allowed to wrestle in August, I think the middle of August, then we could have a serious conversation about contractual things of that nature, but right now there’s interest on both sides. I love that dude.”
Strowman will have to wait for his contract to expire before he can sign with another company, but once it’s up, it sounds like he may be a fit in AEW. If he is, Henry will be a driving force in getting him there.
“I talked to him, I mentored him. But I tell him all the time, I can’t talk business,” Henry added.
“When your contract expires, you call and let me know and then we’ll have a talk.”
Don’t expect to see “Braun Strowman” in AEW though, as WWE owns the rights to the name. So if he does go to another wrestling company, he’ll have to do so under another name.