On this past Monday's (May 14, 2018) episode of RAW, former WWE Universal Title challenger Braun Strowman had an incident at ringside that wasn't scripted by WWE's creative team.
Strowman and Finn Balor were in the midst of a tag team battle against the squad of Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler.
The Monster Among Men did his signature bulldozer run outside the ring, but it ended in a precious piece of equipment getting destroyed.
As many know, Strowman was the winner of the first-ever Greatest Royal Rumble match in Saudi Arabia this past April.
He survived a Battle Royal that involved 49 other men - the biggest Royal Rumble in history.
Strowman was awarded a title belt and huge trophy as a result of his victory. For the past several weeks on WWE TV, when Strowman comes out to the ring his trophy is at ringside.
This was the case during his Tag Team match against McIntyre and Ziggler. During one of Strowman's bulldozing sessions on McIntyre at ringside, the Scotsman actually was knocked so far back that he knocked the trophy over.
It fell down and hit the ringside barrier before shattering into pieces. This was acknowledged very briefly on commentary, but was never followed up after that. Neither was it mentioned on any of WWE's social media.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider Elite reports that WWE creative did not pre-plan McIntyre destroying Strowman's Greatest Royal Rumble trophy, and the entire debacle was actually a complete accident.
Here's exactly what Johnson had to say on the matter (quotes via Ringside News):
“They did a spot that was not planned. McIntyre was tossed onto the floor by Braun and he ended up wiping out The Greatest Royal Rumble Trophy.”
You can check out the video of Strowman tackling McIntyre, who subsequently destroys the trophy, here below:
As for Strowmand and Balor, they have bigger fish to fry, as they have both qualified for the Men's Money In The Bank (MITB) Ladder match next month. The event takes place on June 17th from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois.
What are your thoughts on WWE not planning the spot where McIntyre breaks the Greatest Royal Rumble trophy? What were you thinking when it actually happened? And do you think WWE will mention it going forward? Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below!
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