Adam Scherr (September 6, 1983) is an American professional wrestler and strongman. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs under the ring name Braun Strowman. During his main roster debut, Strowman was a member of the villainous Wyatt Family from 2015-2016, before later becoming a singles competition. Strowman is a one-time WWE Raw Tag Team Champion and winner of the 2018 Greatest Royal Rumble.
Scherr earned his ASC pro strongman card by winning the NAS US Amateur National Championships on November 5, 2011.
Scherr won the 2012 Arnold Amateur Strongman World Championships on March 4, 2012 which took place during the Arnold Sports Festival alongside the 2012 Arnold Strongman Classic. This victory earned Adam an invite to the 2013 Arnold Strongman Classic.
Scherr competed in the SCL North American Championships on July 8, 2012, finishing in 5th place overall. He also competed in the Giants Live Poland event on July 21, 2012, finishing in 7th place overall.
Professional wrestling career
On May 12, 2013, it was reported that Scherr was in conversations with the professional wrestling promotion, WWE. After this, he was sent to the WWE Performance Center and assigned the ring name "Braun Stowman".
As Stowman, he began making match appearances in late 2014 on WWE NXT. On December 18 during NXT in Jacksonville, Florida, Stowman defeated Chad Gable. The following night on NXT saw a victory again for Stowman over Gable. It would not be until NXT on May 7, 2015, when Stowman scored a victory over Steve Cutler. During the May 21st NXT tapings, Stowman defeated Dash Wilder, followed by a win on June 6's NXT over Tye Dillinger. On June 2, 2015, Stowman wrestled a successful dark match against an unnamed opponent on Main Event. On the June 20 edition of NXT, Stowman defeated Tye Dillinger once more in singles action. On the August 24, 2015 edition of Monday Night Raw Stowman made his WWE main roster debut as a surprise member of The Wyatt Family assisting Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper beat down their opponents Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose. At Night of Champions and TLC:Tables,Ladders & Chairs he won a 6-man tag team match. At Royal Rumble he eliminated Big Show and Kane but was eliminated by Brock Lesnar. At Fastlane he lost a 6-man tag team match. At the WWE Draft 2016 he was drafted to Raw. At Battleground he was victorious in a 6-man tag team which would be his last match part of the Wyatt Family. At Survivor Series he participated in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination on Team Raw and eliminated Dean Ambrose but got eliminated himself through countout. At Roadblock: End of the Line he lost to Sami Zayn in match with a 10-minute time limit. At Royal Rumble Strowman eliminated Big Cass, Kalisto, Mojo Rawley, Mark Henry, Big Show, Tye Dillinger, and James Ellsworth but was eliminated by Baron Corbin. At Fastlane, he was defeated by Roman Reigns. At WrestleMania 33, he participated in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. At Payback, he defeated Roman Reigns. Braun Strowman got defeated Roman Reigns in an Ambulance Match at Great Balls of Fire. At SummerSlam, he lost a Fatal-4-Way match against Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship (also involving Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe). He lost to him again in a singles match at No Mercy. At TLC: Tables, Ladders, & Chairs he lost in a 5-on-3 Tables, Ladders, and Chairs handicap match. At Survivor Series he led Team Raw to victory as a survivor with Triple H in the 5-on-5 Survivor Series match, in which he eliminated Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Roode, and Randy Orton. During the remainder of 2017, Strowman pursued a feud with Kane as to settling which of the two as the "biggest monster" on Raw. Their feud expanded to include Brock Lesnar and determining whether Strowman or Kane would be the first contender for Lesnar's Universal title.
In 2018, on the January 8th episode of Raw, Strowman assaulted Kane and Lesnar backstage, concluding with Strowman pulling an entire scaffold structure across the prone bodies of his rivals. The following week on the January 15 episode of Raw, General Manager Kurt Angle publicly (kayfabe) fired Strowman in the ring for his actions backstage against Lesnar and Kane. For most of the night, Strowman proceeded to wreak havoc backstage after eliminating security guards assigned to escort Strowman from the arena. Strowman's rampage included disengaging a technical trailer from a Mack truck, soon followed by Strowman tipping over the Mack truck. His havoc reached its next highest point when he stormed the announcers' area and seized Michael Cole and hurled him into a group of officials and security personnel. While desperately attempting to dissuade Strowman from inflicting further harm, Kurt Angle then announced he had received a phone call from Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon who had (kayfabe) re-hired Strowman, thus placing him back into title contention at the Royal Rumble for the Universal Championship in the triple threat match against Brock Lesnar and Kane. Though, he lost the match to Brock Lesnar.
Strowman qualified to be in the first ever 7-man elimination chamber match at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. Even though he eliminated five out of the seven wrestlers in the match, he himself was eliminated by Roman Reigns. Strowman is scheduled to face The Bar (Cesaro and Sheamus) for the Raw Tag Team Championship with a partner TBD at WrestleMania 34 after winning the tag team battle royal on the March 12, 2018 episode of Raw. General Manager Kurt Angle told Braun he must choose a partner while Strowman wants the match to be a handicap match.
On April 27, Strowman won his second championship in WWE after entering the first Greatest Royal Rumble, where he outlasted forty-nine other competitors to become the very first Greatest Royal Rumble Champion.
- Finishing moves
- Lifting arm triangle choke – 2015–2016
- Yokosuka cutter – 2015–2016
- Reverse chokeslam – 2016–present
- Running powerslam – 2016–present
- Signature moves
- Tag teams and stables
- "Big Country"
- "The Monster Among Men"
- "The Black Sheep"
- "The New Face of Destruction"
- "A Mountain of a Man"
- Entrance themes