Braun Strowman was released by WWE earlier this week due to budgetary reasons, and we now know exactly how much his contract was worth.
As reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Braun Strowman was on a $1.2 million per year guaranteed contract, which doesn’t include bonuses for merch, video games and other extra bits and bobs.
Fightful Select had previously reported that Strowman signed the contract in 2019 through to some point in 2023.
Dave Meltzer writes in the Observer that the feeling from WWE management was that Strowman was two years past his peak, and the idea of him being a ‘monster’ became obsolete with the emergence of Omos, Shanky and Commander Azeez.
They’re all taller than him, and you have to imagine that the fact they’re shiny new toys that haven’t yet been tarnished by bad booking played into it too.
Meltzer also noted that Strowman made a mistake in negotiations because he probably could have gotten a “no-cut contract”, which would have meant the company would not have been able to release him.
A few of the bigger names in the company have that clause, and Strowman was over enough a couple of years ago to the point it was believed had he pushed for that, he would have been given it.