Adam Joseph Scherr (born September 6, 1983) is an American professional wrestler and former strongman currently signed to WWE, where he performs under the ring name Braun Strowman on the Raw brand and is the current World Heavyweight Champion in his first reign.

Upon debuting on regular WWE programming, Strowman was associated with the villainous stable, The Wyatt Family, wearing a black sheep mask and being physically dominant. Since his debut following SummerSlam in 2015 Strowman has never lost a match.

Strongman career

Scherr earned his Strongman Corporation (ASC) Professional Card by winning the NAS US Amateur National Championships on November 5, 2011. He won the 2012 Arnold Amateur Strongman Championships on March 4, 2012, which took place during the Arnold Sports Festival alongside the 2012 Arnold Strongman Classic. This victory earned Scherr an invite to the 2013 Arnold Strongman Classic. He competed in the SCL North n 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


Training (2013–2015)

Beginnings with The Wyatt Family (2015–2016)

Singles competition and The Empire of Pain (2016–2017)

World Heavyweight Champion (2017–present)

In Wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Lifting arm triangle choke – 2015–16; used as a signature thereafter
    • Yokosuka cutter
    • Running powerslam – 2016–present
  • Signature moves
    • Backbreaker
    • Biel throw
    • Big boot
    • Body avalanche
    • Body block
    • Chokeslam
    • Clothesline
    • Flapjack
    • Running front dropkick
    • Sidewalk slam
    • Reverse chokeslam facebuster
  • Nicknames
    • "The Abominable Strowman"
    • "The Black Sheep"
    • "A Monster Among Men"
    • "A Mountain of a Man"
    • "The New Face of Destruction"
  • Entrance themes
    • "Live in Fear" by Mark Crozer (August 24, 2015 – July 24, 2016; used while a part of The Wyatt Family)
    • "Swamp Gas" by Jim Johnston (April 12, 2016 – July 24, 2016; used while teaming with Luke Harper or Erick Rowan)
    • "I Am Stronger" by CFO$ (July 25, 2016 – present)

Championships and accomplishments