Braun Strowman Calls Being Pulled From Royal Rumble a ‘Hard Pill to Swallow’

Jan 17, 2019 - by James Walsh

Braun Strowman spoke with The Asbury Park Press promoting his appearance at iPlay America in Freehold, New Jersey on Sunday. Highlights are below:

On being pulled from his Royal Rumble match with Brock Lesnar: “It’s a pretty hard pill to swallow right here right now, but at the same time I’m going to use it for fuel to the fire to continue to push the monster train along. Nothing’s going to stop me from reaching the top of this mountain.”

On his current status: “Recovery’s coming along great day to day, every day, getting better, getting ready to get back to doing what I do and that’s just destroy everything.”

On hoping to work the Royal Rumble Match: “I’m going to do my best to get into the 30-man Royal Rumble (match). Right now I know I’m not in the good graces with the boss right now with destroying his limo and stuff like that. So I might have to go in there the old fashioned way, how Braun Strowman has always got what he wanted, and do a little heavy persuading.”

On working with Vince McMahon on WWE TV: “Vince has been such a key player in the story line process of WWE, not to mention what he’s done behind the scenes to turn WWE into the global entity that it is. For him still to dabble in the story lines, it’s unbelievable to hear the crowd reactions. Like Monday night, when he just got out of the limo, it blew the bolts off of the roof of the building. So he still has that power on his TV persona. It’s pretty neat to be able to get out there and mix it up with him and work with a guy I grew up idolizing and stuff.”

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