June 6, 2017
When you look back through history it’s hard to think that a couple of years ago when Braun Strowman appeared on the scene as a new member of the Wyatt Family that we’d be talking about him in the context that we’re going to today, as a future world champion.
Let me not jump the gun on this mind you, I understand there is a lot of work to be done not only to the character of Braun but to his in ring work both on the mat and on the mic. I'd go so far as to say that as he sits right now he's not the champion he could ultimately become, but, there is an unmistakeable love of him from the fans.
Now some could say this has a lot to do with Roman Reigns haters basically hoping on the train and cheering strowman on just because he was destroying the Roman Empire, and while I do believe that has some to do with it I don't believe for a second that it's the only reason he's been getting this kind of reaction.
Strowman has a natural charisma to him that a lot of other wrestlers look their entire career for and never find it. He commands attention because of his size and the semi- unnatural things he can do in the ring have given him not only the attention of the crowd but of the hires up in the company.
I truly believe that if he wouldn't have gotten hurt, he might be pushing forward through this summer as an unstoppable force. But what can expect with him taking time off due to the injury?
First off, it’s done some favor for those around him. Because of his absence someone else has to now face Lesnar for the Title in July. But we still don’t know who that will be, and we won’t know until June 4th when there is a Fatal 5 Way at Extreme Rules. So in this regard it does give someone a bit of breathing room in order to go to the top until Strowman returns. But what do we expect from Strowman upon his return?
The Rumor is that he will be out for somewhere between 4 and 6 months. That’s quite a bit of time to improve his mic work after he starts to rehab. If I were him I’d put some time in the Performance Center down in Florida. Those guys have the ability to help train people and show them the ways of cutting an effective promo. Either that or get with WWE Creative to get him a mouthpiece. In my honest opinion that’s the only way you’re going to be able to elevate Strowman further up the food chain. He has the physical presence that’s required to be a WWE Superstar he just needs to get his mic work in order.
If I were WWE, he’d be the one that I’d have take down Lesnar. The rumor running around is that Roman will be the one who ends Lesnar’s reign of dominance but a lot of people would prefer to see Strowman be that man, and it would give him another piece to be an active high powered main event star that WWE wants him to be.
Either way, this speed bump puts a damper on the plans for Strowman but he will find a way back to the top. That’s a guarantee. WWE has some serious plans for Strowman and I’m interested to see where they take this character and what they do with him going forward.
That’s all I’ve got on the subject of Strowman for this week but next week I’ll be talking about the awe-inspiring Bray Wyatt and why I feel he’s one of the best main-eventers to never get a real push. For now though I’m Kyle Robinson closing the book on this subject.