Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt have history together. When he first made his way to the main roster, the first person that he worked with was Bray Wyatt. The two of them were part of the new Wyatt Family, and during his initial days, Wyatt helped him get a footing.
During his interview with Sam Roberts, Braun Strowman delved into his history with Bray Wyatt and talked about how he had taught him the business. Strowman also talked about how far Bray Wyatt went to create The Fiend.
The Monster Among Men revealed that when he first made his way on the main roster, he would drive Bray Wyatt around, and during that time, Wyatt helped him to learn the business.
“I drove Bray around, he taught me the business. He taught me how to book hotels, he taught me where to eat, and everything on the road, because I had no idea. I will forever be indebted to that man. He is my brother.”Braun Strowman
Since then, the two have become even closer, and Strowman is actually the Godfather of Bray Wyatt’s child.
While Strowman was close to Wyatt, when it came time to creating The Fiend, Braun revealed that Wyatt shut out the entire world. He had not been happy with the progress of his character on television, and so he decided to fix it by going back to the drawing board.
“He got in a weird place for a while and was not happy with what was going on character-wise. He went to the drawing board and started from scratch. I remember watching and I didn’t know it, we went for a while without talking, he went so deep into this character. He shut himself off from the world. He put everything he had into this.”Braun Strowman
Strowman went on to reveal, that the entire idea for the character had been Wyatt’s alone.
“He thought of all this on his own.”Braun Strowman
With there being rumors of a future feud between Wyatt/Rollins/Strowman with the Universal title in the picture at Hell in a Cell, Strowman could end up working with Bray Wyatt in the near future and see The Fiend in action first-hand.
In the same interview, Braun Strowman revealed what happened behind the scenes when Bobby Lashley and he went through the LED wall on Raw.
“It was unbelievable the feedback I got from my fans. Because, when we did it, I ghost off social media and everything. A lot of people know my Instagram is me, goofy, 6-year-old, giant Adam. So I ghosted off of that and everything and I had people so worried because I had disappeared for two weeks. I am getting text messages from my family, ‘Are you okay?’ My mom and dad, I smarted them up and they were telling my fans and people I grew up with, ‘I haven’t heard from him, I know he’s in the hospital!’ It was great! We got so much mileage out of that little spot and sparked that fire of ‘Oh my God! This is real! That was not supposed to happen!’ So many people were freaking out like, ‘That was an accident!’ That’s what I love about this business and industry is that it is my job to suspend your disbelief.”Braun Strowman