In a recent interview with the WWE After The Bell podcast, WWE superstar Braun Strowman discussed several topics, including his return to the company, if he entertained other offers, why he thinks that his WWE release was him needing a break and much more.

Highlights of the interview are below:

On whether he entertained other offers prior to a return to the WWE: “We talked to everybody, people reached out about stuff, and I kind of played around with the ideas. I’ve always said in interviews, and people thought I was stupid for it, I said that I would never put on a pair of boots for anybody besides the WWE, and I stuck to my word. I never put on another pair of boots, I went out and started my own thing, worked for myself, gave young talent a place to come and work, make a living and hone their craft inside CYN. Like I said, I stuck to my guns, I will never wrestle for anyone other than myself or WWE, and here we are, the monster is home.”

On why he thinks that WWE release was him needing a break from the WWE for a little while: “I honestly needed a break, nine years with the company at that point basically in the driver’s seat of a Ferrari doing 200 miles an hour for nine years straight, everything’s just blowing by you, tunnel vision. Now, I have this opportunity to step outside of the bubble of the business and go, holy s***, I’ve done a lot of stuff. In five-and-a-half years, I’ve literally beaten everyone there is to beat in WWE, I’ve won every title except the US Championship, I’ve main evented every pay-per-view, I’ve sold out every building on this Earth, you name them, I’ve been in the ring with them.”

The full interview is available at this link.