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SPOILER: BIG NAME EXPECTED TO DEBUT THIS WEEKEND FOR IMPACT WRESTLING

By Mike Johnson on 2021-10-22 12:56:00

Adam Scherr, the former Braun Strowman, was spotted flying to Las Vegas this morning from Chicago.

PWInsider.com is told that Scherr, who plans to use the nickname "The Titan" going forward, is expected to debut this weekend for Impact Wrestling, likely on tomorrow's Bound for Glory PPV.

Scherr was spotted meeting last week with Impact Executve Vice President Scott D'Amore in Michigan at the Motor City Comic Con, where the two sat for a long conversation at a hotel bar.

Scherr, a former strongman competitor, was signed by WWE in 2013 and at one point was Vince McMahon's handpicked project to be developed into a top star.  He initially debuted as part of The Wyatt Family in 2015 and was extremely well protected, right down to who he would sell for and what types of bumps he was allowed to take, all with the idea of preparing him to be long-term, top character for the company.

After being drafted to Raw in 2016, Strowman was pushed as a monster singles competitor, sometimes beating as many as three opponents at once.  He would feud with Roman Reigns and for several years, seemed to be on the cusp of being pushed as one of the top talents in the company, only to see WWE pull back from going all the way.  He would win the Money in the Bank briefcase and become the winner of the first-ever Greatest Royal Rumble, but when he would be scheduled to win the title, plans would always change with talk that he had somehow caused management to decide not to pull the trigger.

Strowman was moved to the Smackdown roster in 2019 and finally captured the Universal title at Wrestlemania 36 during the COVID-19 pandemic, replacing Roman Reigns at the last moment to defeat Goldberg.  He went right into a feud with Bray Wyatt, which included a lot of supernatural elements, right down to Braun being dragged down into a swamp at Extreme Rules.  He would eventually lose the title to Wyatt at Summerslam 2020.  After the match, Roman Reigns returned and attacked both, signifying his return and rise to the top of the Smackdown roster.

Braun was moved back to the Raw roster and was presented as a tough monster who was in the mix, but was never positioned in the top spot for that brand.  He last performed for WWE against Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre at the 2021 Wrestlemania Backlash PPV, being pinned by Lashley.  He was released back in June as part of WWE's round of releases that month.

Scherr announced earlier this month he would be an analyst for the Mr. Olympia Arm Wrestling Championships for NBC Sports and returned to the ring, in a sense, as part of EC3's Free The Narrative 2, which is now streaming on YouTube:

 

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