After stirring the pot based on comments telling independent wrestlers to follow new dreams if they were having issues making ends meet financially, Dave Meltzer noted in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Strowman is backing off those comments.
The comments that got everyone were stirred up were:
“Here we go with more of the somebody pay for my bills stuff. If you can’t afford to pay your bills maybe you should change professions. That’s why I quit strongman. I loved it but I couldn’t afford to live so instead of making a go fund me or a patreon wanting someone else to take care of me I went out and worked harder than I ever have in my life to get to where I am. What happened to being accountable for your own actions. For anyone that goes that’s easy fr you to say, you’re a WWE superstar, just an FYI 7 years ago I loved to FL (Florida) with everything I owned in a Kia Soul with $150 to my name when I started this.”
Apparently, friends in WWE talked to Strowman about what he said and pointed out how wrong he was. Realizing he made a mistake, he’s come to regret his comments, even if a public apology has yet to have been issued.
Who Strowman apologized to is unclear but his tweet that bashed Evil Uno’s original message to help indie wrestlers has been deleted.
Some of this could be coming based on the timing of it all. Strowman is rumored to be the replacement for Roman Reigns at WrestleMania and if he’s to walk out with the title, it’s likely not a good look for him to be sending out such controversial tweets.