There is no doubt that Braun Strowman is becoming a hot commodity on Monday Night RAW after some of the stuff that viewers have seen over the past two weeks. He has been involved in two huge moments that have been discussed long after the show has gone off air.
This week's Strowman RAW moment treated fans to one a show-stopping broken ring segment that is still being dissected by fans on the internet. He superplexed The Big Show off the top rope hard enough to destroy the ring and send a referee flying as a bonus.
The Monster Among Men might have had a bigger moment last week when he destroyed Roman Reigns backstage. Both superstars broke into an all-out brawl backstage during an interview segment and the scene.
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Things even escalated to the point that Strowman flipped an ambulance containing an injured Big Dog at the end of the confrontation. WWE fans filed petitions to have the giant fired from the company for his display of all-out destructive power against the polarizing performer.
All of this has led to WWE officials booking the larger-than-life performer against Reigns at Payback, where they will try to settle this score. The idea is that this won’t even be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the kind of push that he might receive this year.
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Reports are indicating that he is looking at a summer feud with Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship. That kind of move from the company tells you that they mean business when it comes to The Monster Among Men and his potential as a star.
Another sign that he is stepping up in a major way, he finally has some official merchandise available from the WWE. Fans had been clamoring for t-shirts featuring the giant and now, with how big he’s gotten, the company has created black t-shirts for him.
Reaction to this move online has been absolutely positive as people just can’t get enough of Strowman right now. A problem noted by observers in the past is that all this goodwill might make it tough to sell the big man as a heel, but the higher ups can worry about that later.
Right now, it’s all about making sure that their current trajectory is on target, and it’s looking like a bullseye right now.
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