WWE has been forced to make numerous releases in order to contain the harsh consequences of the global pandemic. In fact, more than 50 superstars have been forced to pack in the past year and a half, including famous names such as Bray Wyatt, Mickie James, Aleister Black and Braun Strowman.
The Stamford-based federation announced the release of ‘Monster Among Men’ on June 2, 2021, after the athlete was involved in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship and was now considered one of the company’s iconic faces.
After his firing, there has been a lot of speculation about Strowman’s next destination. Some pundits believed he would sign a new deal with WWE in the Samoa Joe style, while others saw him well in All Elite Wrestling. Recently, it has been anticipated that Braun’s future will be at IMPACT Wrestling, where he will likely perform under the new name of ‘Titan’
Although there is no official status yet, IMPACT executive vice president Scott D’Amore has hinted that the agreement between the parties has already been signed. As part of the ‘It’s My House’ podcast, former WWE superstar James Ellsworth expressed his opinion on Strowman’s release.
Braun Strowman has big plans in store
“I couldn’t believe it when I heard the news that WWE had got rid of Braun Strowman. Maybe it was a strategic move by the company to impress investors, I don’t know what else to think,” said Ellsworth, whose first match on the main roster was against Strowman.
“I think WWE’s approach has changed from the past. They no longer want superstars like John Cena, who can go beyond the world of wrestling and try their hand at adventure in the cinema. The ratings are steadily dropping, but WWE isn’t really losing money, that’s why I’m sure there’s something under it” – he added.
Braun could make its debut at IMPACT on the occasion of ‘Bound for Glory’, the pay-per-view that will take place in October. Braun Strowman’s WWE release was one of the biggest surprises of the year and something that fans hadn’t anticipated one bit.
Strowman had his best year in WWE back in 2020, as he won his only Universal Championship by defeating Goldberg at WrestleMania 36. He held the belt for a few months before he dropped it to The Fiend at SummerSlam 2020. Braun Strowman was involved in a WWE Championship feud on WWE RAW shortly before his release from the company.