Braun Strowman Reveals The Shocking Reason Behind His Absence in WWE

Published 02/12/2021, 7:30 AM EST
PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 19: Braun Strowman attends WWE Live AccorHotels Arena Popb Paris Bercy on May 19, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)


Braun Strowman made his last appearance on WWE TV at the Royal Rumble, where he entered at number 30 and was a part of the final four. However, since then, Strowman hasn’t been seen on either Raw or SmackDown.

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For storyline reasons, he was ‘suspended’ in November last year, when he put his hands on WWE official Adam Pearce. After a significant sabbatical, Strowman made a surprise return on the RAW before Royal Rumble.

In the main event, Edge eliminated Braun before the latter eliminated AJ Styles, Cesaro, and Sheamus.

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However, Strowman recently revealed a piece of sad news for the fans on his Instagram. In a story, he revealed he got a bloodstream infection out of nowhere. However, the infection is so severe that he has lost 15 pounds of weight in around 5 days.

“I got really sick over the weekend,” he revealed. “I got an infection that got into my blood system, had to get put onto antibiotics for that. It was awful. I’ve dropped like 15 pounds in 5 days, couldn’t eat and stuff like that, but it looks like I’ve gained 50 pounds of water weight.”

The “monster among men” said his “joints and everything is all swollen and inflamed.” However, his antibiotics are working and he hopes to be back on TV soon.

You can see his message below –

Strowman then posted another story with an IV drip on his arm. He captioned it with, “Iv me back to life!!!”

Braun Strowman had a great 2020

Despite the world suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic, Strowman headlined quite a few events. He won his first world title as he defeated Goldberg at WrestleMania 36.

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Strowman was a last-minute replacement for Roman Reigns. After the win, Strowman had a brief and creepy feud with ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt, dropping the Universal title to him at SummerSlam 2020 and ending his reign at 141 days.

Strowman is now a part of the RAW roster and was a crucial piece of the Team RAW that won the traditional 5-men tag team match at Survivor Series.

We wish Strowman a quick recovery and can’t wait to see him back in the ring.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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