It's safe to say the WWE Universe was pretty shocked when Brock Lesnar became the two-time Universal Champion at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia last week.
The general assumption was that Strowman was going to win his first world championship whilst the Beast Incarnate slips back into 'UFC mode' - but things didn't go like that at all.
Acting Raw GM Baron Corbin interjected himself into proceedings, striking Strowman with the title belt moments before the bell rang, and then it took 5 huge F5s to put the Monster Among Men to sleep.
Strowman tried to get his revenge this past Monday on Corbin, and it looks like going forward those two will be feuding as we presume Lesnar may not be back until the Royal Rumble following his Survivor Series bout with WWE Champion AJ Styles.
There's a theory that may make sense regarding the decision to give Brock the title instead of Strowman though.
Reports earlier this week speculated that the reason for not pulling the trigger yet on Strowman boils down to the fact that he's currently working hurt, and several people noted he wasn't moving at the speed he normally does on Monday Night Raw this week.
However there may be another reason for Strowman not carrying the red belt over his shoulder yet.
Mike Johnson spoke on PW Insider Elite to detail what he had heard from sources backstage regarding Strowman's general behaviour and conduct.
“One of the things I heard from multiple people and we’re talking 4 different people was that there are times where Strowman is negligent when it comes to showing up on time," said Johnson, via Ringside News.
"He has a reputation at times for leaving a little early and sometimes makes mistakes in terms of etiquette in the backstage scene and the locker room and is sometimes as one person put it, ‘His own worst enemy’ and ‘His worst advocate.'
“They will be high on him and just when he gets to the point where you would think the next step would be putting him into the centrepiece position for the company something happens and he makes some kind of misstep backstage and people within management kind of cool on him and they take a step back.”
Despite being slightly-protected by having five big moves take him down against Lesnar, we may have found out the real reason why WWE aren't so keen on giving him the ball and running with it at this moment.
Whether it's the knee issue, or his etiquette, Strowman has some issues he has to address if he wants to become a world champion anytime soon.
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