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Dear WWE Creative, Braun Strowman’s Push … Over?

Dear WWE Creative,

For all the hype and hoopla around Braun Strowman being built up as a dominant force, it was disappointing to see him lose at WWE Fastlane two weeks ago. What is even more disappointing is the superstar doesn’t seem to have spot on the largest WWE pay-per-view (PPV) of the year, Wrestlemania, as of yet. Reports indicate that the idea behind Roman Reigns’ clean win over Strowman was to set him up for his big WM match against The Undertaker, which is great for Roman, but what about Braun?

Is his push over, before it truly began?

If rumors are true, then Strowman will be lumped in with the lot of other superstars in the Andre The Giant Battle Royal, and is the one to bet on as winner. Sure, this offers him a spot on the card, and potentially a coveted Wrestlemania moment, but is this the beginning of the end when it comes to Strowman being viewed as a main event talent? Some winners of the WM Battle Royal have moved on to experience a bit of a push into the main event scene (I’m looking at you, Baron Corbin); others not so much (*cough, cough* Cesaro (*cough, cough*)

The thing that strikes me the most about Braun, is not only his size, and the incredible shape he’s currently in, but also his in-ring ability and how quickly he can move for a man of his size. While I do think his persona does need some tweaking, his mic work, considering the character he is playing, is solid. Perhaps the only disappointing aspect for me, is the fact that it felt like Strowman hit some really good momentum as of late, and the program between him and Roman was really helping to elevate him.

It’s too late to re-book Fastlane now, but if it were up to me, I would have given Braun the win. One match cannot bury a superstar, but if Strowman had won his match at Fastlane (via a low blow or cheating), it wouldn’t be such letdown for him to enter the Grandest Stage of Them All, with a minor role; Roman could have easily moved on to Taker with his head held high. But his loss + entering a match that lumps all the other superstars who need a spot in Wrestlemania takes a little shine off Braun; even if he does win the match. One can blame part-timers taking on a major role in the big event – and taking up spots for matches – but the fact that Strowman does not (and most likely will not) have a solid program heading to into Wrestlemania is a letdown. Not only for Strowman, but his push post-draft, and his fans.




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  • Lord Stevie REGAL #blublood

    the whole taker/reigns feud should have went a different way. I would have done this:

    Since the Rumble, reigns have started to say this his yard blah blah. Foward to Fastlane…have Undertaker come out, or just the gong, distract Reigns , Braun wins. Next night on RAW rematch between Reigns and Braun, same thing happens. Undertaker makes an appearnace the other RAW sayin he is still the big dog, its his yard, Reigns comes out threatened …and there feud.

    Simple booking, Braun still looks strong.

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  • Mike

    Of course his push isn’t over. He lost one match. If he was beat by say Balor or Rollins there would be no articles at all like this. Losing to the top guy on raw (in their eyes) doesn’t hurt him. Also they have a rematch next week. I think strowman wins after taker distracts reigns to play up the whole taker in his head angle.

  • Zack

    Dear Dorathy,

    For my birthday, can you do a Dear Zack post? I don’t really care what you write but I’d be excited to read it! ??

    • Dorathy

      Dear Zack, thanks for reading my articles! When is your bday? Cant promise a post – but I will try a shout out :)

      • Zack

        May 5. Cinco de Mayo makes it pretty easy ?

  • IM MAD JOHNSON #NewNation

    Strowman will be involved in the BumMan/Taker match you can book it !!!!! Setting up a future fued until Reigns is booked to beat Owens SMFH. I’m more worried creative is about to put Balor with Samoa Joe,Owens, HHH while Lesnar pretty much sits at home with the title

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