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WWE's Braun Strowman Teams Up With Green Bay Packers To Honor Fan Who Died In Waukesha Christmas Parade

"At the end of the day, I want to leave the world a little better than I found it," Strowman said.

By Chris Phelan
Braun Strowman

Most members of the WWE Universe know Braun Strowman as a larger-than-life Superstar who is capable of feats of strength that would impress even the likes of Brock Lesnar. There’s a reason why Strowman is known as the Monster of all Monsters — ever since his arrival in WWE, his no-frills, no-mercy approach to handling business inside the ring is unparalleled. That being said, although he is a monster inside the ring, outside of it Strowman has a heart of gold — as evidenced by his latest endeavor.

Strowman is teaming up with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers to create special wrestling boots to honor a fan who tragically passed away in 2021 during the Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy. The custom-made boots, adorned in the familiar green and yellow Packers colors, will be won by Strowman during tonight’s SmackDown event, after which they will be auctioned off with proceeds going to those affected by the tragedy.

"I found out that one of the young men that passed away, one of the things that he always wanted to do was meet his wrestling hero, Braun Strowman," Strowman said in a video released by the Packers. Indeed, 8-year-old Jackson Sparks, who tragically died as a result of injuries suffered during the attack, was a huge fan of both Strowman and WWE and the boots will be dedicated to his memory.

Strowman’s mission outside of the ring is commendable, as he declared that he wishes to make the world a better place via his actions.

"I really want to say thank you to everyone that tries to bid on these boots and help a good cause,” he said. “At the end of the day, I want to leave the world a little better than I found it and each and every one of you can help do that right now.”

We love seeing Superstars perform in a WWE ring dazzling us with their athleticism and storytelling, but we think we love Superstars being wonderful human beings outside the ring even more. Although Royal Rumble season is in full swing, it’s simply amazing to see Superstars hitting the pause button from current WWE storylines to focus on something truly special. We applaud Braun Strowman for giving back to the community and honoring a very special young man in the process. We’re sure Jackson would be proud of his hero.

You can watch Braun Strowman — and his new boots — tonight on SmackDown.

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