Braun Strowman is a name that has been in doing the rounds on dirt sheets for some months now.
One week he’s set to take on The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32, and then it’s Brock Lesnar and the plans for the black sheep of The Wyatt Family continue to change on a daily basis.
One thing that hasn’t been changing, however, is the news that Vince McMahon is a huge fan of Strowman and is controlling everything he’s doing on screen. The amount of faith McMahon has in Strowman means he’s set to have a massive 2016.
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The latest rumour reported by WrestleZone.com suggests Strowman is in for a ‘monster’ push this year and it could start as early as WrestleMania 32 in April.
As we all know by now, the original plan that was being discussed was a match between The Undertaker and Strowman at WrestleMania. However, those plans are now dead mainly because of the online backlash surrounding these rumours.
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Despite not getting The Deadman in his first WrestleMania appearance, Strowman is still expected to have a WrestleMania moment of his own. The backup plan to set Strowman up as a monster heel in 2016 is to have him win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
The reason the WWE are building Strowman this way is so that he has enough momentum going into a WWE World Heavyweight Championship feud with Roman Reigns as it’s almost a guarantee he’ll walk out as champion the same night.
It’s not clear just when Strowman will go after Reigns, usually after WrestleMania we’re looking at a month of two of backlash from the events that unfold at WrestleMania. This means we should expect to see Triple H and Reigns clash again before storylines move on.
Once Reigns is done with The Authority, the WWE has a decision to make. Should they go with an established star as Reigns’ first defence? Or do they give it to Strowman – who is still green and has a way to go before reaching that level?
It doesn’t end there for Strowman either, the way things are going, I wouldn’t be surprised if he captures the championship this year because it doesn’t seem like McMahon is going to give up on his project.
He’s going to be built as the top heel very quickly and will be a huge threat to Reigns, once he overcomes him with or without the championship.
He's then expected to clash with Lesnar at SummerSlam this year.
If Strowman can deal with that sort of pressure, improve and hold his own then kudos to him. If not, then the WWE only have themselves to blame.
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