Braun Strowman has been nothing short of a revelation for the WWE in his time since WrestleMania 33. His feud with the Big Show and the ongoing beef with Roman Reigns have been absolute dynamite both inside and outside the ring.
Writers are moving to position the giant as a major force of destruction on the roster after his showing at The Ultimate Thrill Ride. His otherworldly power manifested itself on Sunday as he single-handedly destroyed Roman Reigns in their match.
Kurt Angle came out during last night’s RAW and gave viewers an update on both performers and it looks like they will be out for a while. Reigns with internal injuries and a broken rib, while Strowman actually tore his rotator cuff in the clash.
Fans took a lot of enjoyment out of The Monster Among Men beating The Big Dog till he was barely conscious. In fact, they cheered him and still booed Reigns as he was trying to get to the back to receive medical attention from staff after the match.
These sorts of moments are easily turned into events that help the WWE sell a storyline afterward. Braun’s match with Roman, and his defeat of the Big Show, have shown him to be a threat worth paying attention to for audiences.
Vince McMahon had other ideas for the giant when he first signed with the company. One Twitter user showed what the head man had in store for Strowman in his early days with the company: a turn as Braun “Showman”, a magician character.
The Monster Among Men has become a major player for the red brand and it will be interesting to see what the company decides to do with him now. A number of paths can be taken, but right now, the plan is to stretch the Reigns/Strowman beef into SummerSlam.
However, these things can change on a dime and it will be interesting to see what happens with The Monster Among Men as the summer months approach. His star could rise even further on his way to a brawl with The Powerhouse later this year.
Strowman might not be the biggest name on the roster right now, but for a month straight he has supplied the WWE with a series of huge moments that left fans talking about RAW hours after it had gone off the air.
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