Braun Strowman has left fans confused and a bit scared after sharing a glimpse at a sinister new character.
The former WWE superstar – now going by his real name Adam Scherr since being shockingly released from Vince McMahon’s company last summer – has helped fellow alumni EC3 set up the new Control Your Narrative promotion, and he appeared to have revealed a new persona.
In a black and white video shared on Twitter this week, The Titan can be seen sporting a new hairstyle and brandishing a huge butcher’s knife.
Scherr is shirtless underneath a suit jacket in the clip, and he has grown out the sides of his hair while leaving the top shaved.
The wrestler – known as the Monster Among Men during his time with WWE – is holding a scarily big blade to his own mouth and licks it, after quoting one of The Joker’s most famous lines from YEAR’s The Dark Knight.
Staring intently at the camera, he growls: ‘Why so serious?’
Scherr – AKA Braun Strowman – was let go by WWE last year (Picture: WWE)
He captioned the video: ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stranger. #CYN.’
Fans weren’t quite sure how to take the clip and many of them poked fun at the reference, with one social media user writing: ‘Wasn’t this gimmick already done by Heath Ledger?’
Another quipped: ‘The Dark Knight is 15 years old, dude.’
While another fan referenced one of Braun’s shortlived signature WWE moves when he would race around the ring like a locomotive complete with sound effects, as they added: ‘I think I preferred when he thought he was a train.’
However, it might not be quite so simple, as the wrestler later claimed he was simply training to get attention as he replied to a fan asking what he was hoping to achieve with the video, and said: ‘Exactly what it’s doing. It’s going viral. I love trolling it’s to easy. #FreePress’
In another tweet responding to someone wondering if it was meant to be ‘cringey’, he said: ‘Yes. And it’s working.’
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