Adam Scherr, formerly Braun Strowman, is 'working on the tolls of eight years' as a WWE superstar

Adam Scherr aka Braun Strowman opened up about his vulnerabilities in a podcast appearance following his WWE release.

Braun Strowman in a file photo, Image credit: Twitter/WWE
By Amruth Kalidas | Feb 1, 2022 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Adam Scherr is enjoying some breathing room after eight years as Braun Strowman under the WWE umbrella. Scherr officially joined WWE in 2013 and made his main roster debut in 2015. Within six years of officially being a WWE superstar, Strowman captured the WWE universal, intercontinental and tag team championships, plus a Money in the Bank briefcase as well as the Greatest Royal Rumble.

Scherr made an appearance at Ring of Honor’s Final Battle event on Dec. 11 and has a few independent bookings scheduled. Speaking with CBS Sports, Scherr denied reports of renewed talks with Impact Wrestling. In fact, he claimed to not be actively seeking a full-time deal with any pro-wrestling company.


“I’m not looking for a full-time signing,” Scherr said. “I’m looking to enjoy some of my time. I love the art of professional wrestling and eight years with WWE was very time-consuming. I was very, very blessed with the opportunities that I had. I got to see the world and all these things. But it’s been nice having these last six months to take a step back and breathe for a second. I forgot about all these little things in life that mean so much.”

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“You’ll be seeing a lot more rolling out moving forward,” Scherr said. “Kross is on the card as well in Qatar. This is going to be part of our next step in the awakening of the wrestling business. There is a lot of stuff that is on the hush-hush right now. I’ll give you a little hint, he’s in on it.”

Scherr opened up about his vulnerabilities in a podcast appearance following his WWE release. Mental health is something Scherr has made a priority in his life and that of others.

“Learning to actually discuss my problems. Everybody has problems and it’s so faux pas to swallow your feelings. That doesn’t work. It does for a while, but eventually, you’re going to swallow so much that you’re going to explode. That’s what happened to me,” Scherr said. “Your friends, your family, your loved ones. That’s the cool thing about human beings and what has set us apart from the animal kingdom and deemed us superior on this Earth is our ability to work together to overcome obstacles.

“I want to be remembered for something more than just beating the s— out of people in a wrestling ring.”

To that effect, Scherr is working on a mental health app called Diskuss.

“It’s in its blooming phases. We launched it right around Thanksgiving and it really started to grow,” he said. “It gives you licensed certified therapists, mental coaches, life coaches in the palm of your hand by audio, video and text message services 24 hours a day. It’s fully encrypted so all your information is protected.

“But the coolest thing is it gives you the opportunity to do it from the comfort of your own home. A lot of people, myself included when I went and talked to somebody for the first time, are really, really nervous about it. Having that option to do it from home where you’re really, really comfortable is going to help a lot more people be able to overcome a lot of people overcome obstacles they’re dealing with in their lives.”

Scherr received a lot of backlash in March 2020 after criticizing fundraising and crowdfunding efforts to support independent wrestlers out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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