If WWE fans had it their way, the company would have already put the Universal Championship on Braun Strowman right now.
If rumours are to be believed, then Brock Lesnar is potentially going to drop the title at long last to either Roman Reigns or The Monster Among Men. However, when you take into consideration just how much dissent there is from fans towards The Big Dog in almost every arena WWE is in, they really don’t want him being the one to slay The Beast.
FUTURE OF WWE?
When you’re talking about a believable star that can defeat Lesnar and send him packing to the UFC, Strowman arguably sits at the top of the pile. Although, the WWE did him no favours when the two did meet for the title where one F5 managed to put him away - and it took multiple F5’s to finally defeat Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 34.
Still, it’s great to hear just how far Strowman has come after making his debut as part of The Wyatt Family and somehow turning into the most successful member.
Despite getting plenty of praise right now - with even Jim Ross stating that he could overtake Reigns as the face of the company by 2019 - The Big Show has revealed the major struggle Strowman had when the two were working together which left him open to criticism.
When speaking to Stone Cold Steve Austin on his podcast, The World’s Largest Athlete was discussing a tag team match they were involved in when Strowman was still a Wyatt Family member.
He went on to state that Strowman was ridiculously stiff in that match, before telling Strowman to quit believing in his own hype as he claimed he couldn't hear The Big Show calling for relevant spots throughout the match - even though the fans could hear him.
According to The Inquisitr, The Big Show said: “I sat right up on my knees, and you know how I do that chop on the chest? I chopped him right in the twig and berries.
“I said, ‘Suplex, you deaf son of a *****!’ Of course, he sold it. Then he gets it together and goes for the suplex. Then I explained why, and he said, ‘I didn’t hear you.’ ‘Everybody in the first freaking five rows heard me, and you didn’t hear me?’
“‘Quit believing your own hype...would you just listen to what we’re doing?’”
It’s safe to say, the once-green Strowman has turned into a reliable star who can be placed in the more significant spots without hesitation.
Strowman has already called The Big Show his ‘wrestling dad’ for the advice he continues to give him, so he’s bound to appreciate the constructive criticism of the giant he’s looking to permanently replace on the main roster.
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