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Braun Strowman On His Time Away From WWE: I Hated Being Gone, I Love This

While Braun Strowman enjoyed his time off following his WWE release, he didn’t enjoy not being part of the company.

RAW Superstar Braun Strowman recently spoke with Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful about a wide variety of subjects. When asked about returning to WWE last year, Strowman admitted while he enjoyed the time off, he hated being away because he believes he was put on this earth to be a WWE Superstar.

“We talked a couple of times, and I enjoyed my time away. As much as I did, at first, it was a hard pill to swallow, but it was something I realized I needed because, at the time, I was just mentally going crazy, not just with WWE but with everything in life,” he said. “So, it was an opportunity to take a step back and truly realize how amazing it is to work here and how truly blessed my career has been.

“In the short amount of time of my first stint here, you name it, and I did it; Money in the Bank, Universal Champion, Tag Team, Andre, Intercontinental, whatever PPV I main evented, whatever building I sold out. So having that opportunity to take a step back and go, ‘Wow. I got to do a lot of stuff.’

“But at the same time, I hated being gone. I love this. I’ve said it time and time again, I truly believe I was put on this earth to do this and for this company,” he added. “So it was good to be home. I’m walking into WrestleMania now, things were uncertain about what was going to happen at WrestleMania, but now we figured out a way. We got shoehorned in last minute.

“It’s so awesome because I’ve had my WrestleMania moments, and now I get the opportunity to go out there and share them with some guys that haven’t had their WrestleMania moments. Guys that have been in the business for many, many years, busting their ass, day in and day out on the indies, in the Performance Center, and now on the main roster. Now I have the opportunity to go out there and share this special moment. [I know from my first WrestleMania how special it is].”

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