Strowman chatted with Sam Roberts on the Notsam Wrestling podcast, and revealed that earlier this year, his uncertainty with his place in the company led to him speaking with Vince McMahon directly.
"I got to a point where I got really really frustrated with everything that was going on. I called Vince and I was like, ‘Vince, what is going on? I’m miserable.’ And he talked me off a ledge. He was like, ‘Look, big man, I want you for the long haul. It doesn’t matter what you’re doing right now. I care about what you’re doing ten years from now. I’ve invested in you, you’re one of my guys."
Strowman recalled another instance where he was a little more impatient, and he stormed into a pre-Raw production meeting to speak with Vince again.
"Legitimately I walked into the production meeting one day and I was like, ‘I’ve had enough.’ I was just mad about everything. He kicked everybody out of the production meeting — like two hours before Raw was about to start, the show wasn’t even done — and talked to me for forty-five minutes, heart-to-heart, man-to-man conversation and opened my eyes to the picture of like ‘wow, why am I worrying about this?’ Vince doesn’t get the credit that is due to him. And if he hears this, he’s gonna get pissed off that I’m saying his name and putting him over."
(Credit to Pro Wrestling Sheet for transcription)