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MLW CEO says the company had talks with Braun Strowman, WWE

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During a media call to promote the company’s upcoming Fightland event on Vice TV, MLW CEO Court Bauer was asked about some high profile WWE releases.

Regarding Adam “Braun Strowman” Scherr, Bauer said MLW spoke with the former Universal champion, but couldn’t come to terms. There had been rumors Scherr had a steep asking price, but he denied those. In addition to appearing on EC3’s latest Free The Narrative streaming event, the Monster Among Men continues to tease his next move.

Bauer was also asked about Windham “Bray Wyatt” Rotunda. He declined to answer, but did mention that MLW spoke to his brother Taylor, who worked in WWE as Bo Dallas. Those conversations didn’t go anywhere, as Bauer says the younger Rotunda is more focused on farming than wrestling - which lines up with other reports we’ve heard about his plans.

The MLW head honcho also confirmed a report from last spring that his company spoke to WWE about a partnership arrangement. Bauer called those talks “tricky”, and said he was concerned an alliance could hurt MLW creative.