This was his first match not under the WWE banner in some form (Picture: WWE)
Braun Strowman appeared in his first ever match outside WWE as he defeated EC3 at Free Your Narrative II: The Monster In Us All.
The former world champion, now going by his real name Adam Scherr, appeared on the innovative pay-per-view on Saturday night as he took on his real life friend in the second of EC3’s FYN events.
Nicknamed The Titan, the towering star shared a snap of himself looking utterly ripped as he stood over his opponent, and he posted an emotional message on Instagram after the bout.
He said: ‘You helped free me from so many monsters I had locked inside me. Thank you @therealec3 you helped take my rose colored glasses off and truly see the beauty of the world!!!! I changed the day we filmed this. You believed in me and I believe in you
‘@freethenarrator told me to bet on myself and that hit so close to home because that is what got me so far in life betting on myself and I forgot how to do it i stopped believing in myself.
‘I left millions of dollars on the table to be able to do something I cared about in my heart something I feel will be so very important to other people that are struggling with there selfs. (sic)’
Scherr – who was let go by WWE at the beginning of June after spending his whole in-ring wrestling career with the company as part of either Raw, SmackDown or NXT – added that some things are ‘more important’ than money and described this as one of them, insisting he was ‘lost’ and in need of a shot at freedom.
He continued: ‘There’s more important things in life sometimes than a pay check and this is 100% one of those things. I am forever indebted to you both for reaching your hands out to a man who was lost and just needed an outlet to be set free!!!!
‘#ImFree #CYN #FreeTheNarrative2 #TheresAMonsterInUsAll #Therapy #LifeChanging #OurWay #WeDidThis #Art #Wrestling #StoryTelling #FREEDOM (sic)’
Scherr’s partner Raquel Gonzalez offered some kind words as she commented and highlighted the impact his story will have on other people.
She added: ‘Y’all worked so hard and took big risks! Believe that this will pay off and have an impact on so many eyes and [hearts].’
Elsewhere on the show, Fodder beat Jake Logan, John Skyler defeated Westin Blake, Parrow overcame Gentleman Jervis and William beat Stanley.
Fans also saw Matt Taven beat William, before ‘The Titan’ Adam Scherr beat EC3 in the main event.
*Stream Free Your Narrative II: The Monster In Us All on Fite TV.
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