Last week Braun Strowman made some controversial comments in reaction to indie wrestlers asking for help during this period when they can’t work.
In a tweet that has since been deleted, Strowman wrote:
“Here we go with more of the somebody pay for my bills stuff. If you can’t afford to pay your bills maybe you should change professions. That’s why I quit strongman I loved it but I couldn’t afford to live so instead of making a go fund me or a patreon wanting someone else to take care of me I went out and worked harder than I ever have in my life to get where I am. What happened to being accountable for your own actions????!!!!
“And for anyone that goes that’s easy for you to say you’re a wwe superstar just an FYI 7 years ago I moved to Florida with everything I owned in a Kia Soul with 150$ to my name when I started this!!!!!”
Many didn’t appreciate Strowman’s comments, and legendary manager Jim Cornette was no different. Speaking on his latest ‘Drive-Thru’ podcast, Cornette said:
“Up until 7 years ago, Strowman was a f**king bum. When you are as big and strong as Strowman, WWE notices you and basically pays you to go to school. He was paid to train, has a guaranteed contract, and gets paid whether he wrestles or not.
“He couldn’t survive in the actual wrestling business. He never had to pay his dues. He got paid to train and learn and got a guaranteed contract.
“I don’t understand why Strowman acts like it was their choice that their bookings got cancelled. This was not any of their fault. For a guy with guaranteed money to be down on them, f**k you, you big fat f**k! He’s a fat head.”
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription