Strowman would finish last in the 2013 Arnold Classic after tearing his bicep in the very first event. It was an extremely unfortunate yet depressingly frequent occurrence, and the injury was added to the long list of bumps and bruises that the man had picked up through his years on the circuit.
The biggest worry for Strowman's physical health would come six months before he arrived in WWE when he was forced to undergo emergency back surgery in order to repair a pinched nerve that had left his left leg completely immobile. Strowman was rushed into the hospital at five in the morning in a wheelchair, but a few hours later was back up and walking once more.
Wrestlers often speak of having a limited number of bumps in their career, and whilst Strowman bumps less than most in the business it could be assumed that he has even less on his card than most. Being big is a full time job after all, one that takes an incredible strain on the human body, a body that simply isn't supposed to be so big.
Born in the middle of Wales in the middle of the 1980's, John can't quite remember when he started watching wrestling but he has a terrible feeling that Dino Bravo was involved. Now living in Prague, John spends most of his time trying to work out how Tomohiro Ishii still stands upright. His favourite wrestler of all time is Dean Malenko, but really it is Repo Man. He is the author of 'An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery', the best book about the Slavic people that you haven't yet read. You can get that and others from www.poshlostbooks.com.