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Trivia / Braun Strowman

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  • Actor-Inspired Element: Apparently the "Braun", while it makes a clever and fitting homophone for a word referring to physical strength ("brawn"), was actually come up with by Adam Scherr himself, while in the process of picking a ring name, happening to see a news piece on MLB outfielder Ryan Braun come across a TV he was watching.
  • Ascended Meme: When the 6'8" Strowman was paired with 5'1" Alexa Bliss for the Mixed Match Challenge, the fans started calling them "Team Little Big". Alexa and Braun quickly adopted it officially for their social media segments hyping future matches.
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  • I Knew It!: When Braun's big solo push started after the brand split in 2016, he began getting very positive reactions from critics and fans alike for being a really well-booked, good old-fashioned Wrestling Monster who looked completely unstoppable. However, this positive assessment almost always came tagged with the caveat "However, if he's just being built up to be fed to Roman Reigns, I'm going to be very annoyed." Perhaps unsurprisingly, when the two had their first singles PPV match at Fastlane 2017, Braun suffered his first ever pinfall loss at Roman's hands (admittedly only when he went to the top rope for a splash and missed), resulting in a lot of eye-rolling, deep resigned sighs, and (of course) massive boos for Reigns. However, after WrestleMania it was thoroughly subverted, as Fastlane ended up being the exactly one win Reigns got on Braun. Braun has beaten Reigns pillar to post no less than three times since, and hasn't been pinned by Roman since Fastlane. Many are now citing their feud as the best of 2017 so far.
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  • Throw It In!: Braun's "GET THESE HANDS" catchphrase was tossed off the top of his head at Heath Slater during a promo. Then it trended on Twitter and WWE quickly adopted it into his official catchphrase.


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