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Originally posted by Benscast Benscast wrote:

Braun is alright on the mic. They keep his promo's short and to the point. He goesn't need a manager to speak at all. 

But how he speaks is terrible. His Raw promo came over very scripted and basic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir26jWNMj94

Watching him taking out jobbers backstage doesn't do anything for him either.

He should stick to the guys who get the most airtime like he has with Zayn, Roman and Show.
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Of course it's very scripted and basic. He isn't supposed to come off intellectual. Him taking out people back stage is supposed to get back some of the luster he lost when Reigns went over on him lately. It is also logical to take people out since he was craving competition and he wasn't getting any until Big Show came out and took him up on it. Crazy big monsters aren't supposed act or sound normal at all. His promo night not captivate people but it put him over as the crowd ate it all up.

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Don't mind adders Ben, he likes wrestling and runs a good site, but he doesn't really get it either. :p

Strowman is kicking ass and taking names on all fronts, regardless of booking. People were crapping all over him from the start but he has come into his own and he is still evolving all the time. In time he ought to be jobbing for Roman Reigns (not this feud the next one and every one after that for years to come) Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose much like this new generations Big Show.

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Originally posted by Benscast Benscast wrote:

Of course it's very scripted and basic. He isn't supposed to come off intellectual.
 
He talks like he's a big kid. That angle can only go so far before fans reject it as a main event persona.
 
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It was a stellar night for the on going talent development of Braun Strowman and his show ending presentation with The Big Show was memorable. I was impressed by how hard the two, super heavyweights worked and the live audience seemed to enjoy the imploding, ring stunt.

Strowman is being positioned so strongly that it could be challenging for some defiant, younger males to get behind Strowman as a villain. What's not to like about a big, bad man who kicks everyone's ass and who has showed little if any 'fear.' I think WWE is on the trail of building a significant star with their positioning of Strowman.

 
JR is correct. Braun is already struggling big time as an heel because he's not getting an heel reaction.
 
Some will say any reaction is good but if you want to be called a good heel you have to get an heel reaction.
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Admin, while I respect your opinion, I also want to point out his mic work isn't the big issue. If you take that sentiment of him sounding like a big dumb kid, consider where he was at before going solo. He was a wordless muscle for the Wyatts that oversold.

The biggest problem is creatives decision to keep having him get into stare downs and have him back away regardless of who it is.

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Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

Originally posted by Benscast Benscast wrote:

Of course it's very scripted and basic. He isn't supposed to come off intellectual.
 
He talks like he's a big kid. That angle can only go so far before fans reject it as a main event persona.

Bullshit. I got 3 words for you: Big Poppa Pump

WWE desperately needs someone to get on the mic, be intense and awesome and spout utter nonsensical crap.

Big Poppa Pump is an absolute legend on the mic because of shit like "I'm gonna do him an egg" and Steiner math.

Back when Ryback was still around, I kept advocating for that guy to stop pretending he was in any way shape or form of intelligent and just go off the deep end, scream his lines into the camera, and when he botched what he was going to say, stop, laugh at it, slap the side of his head like he was trying to get water out of his ears, and then correct himself and keep going. He would have been the biggest thing in the WWE today if he had just done that. People would have marked the fuck out every single time he botched his lines and would be hanging on his every word for the next one to happen.

A guy like Strowman doing something like that? OMFG he would be at a level of over somewhere between that of Daniel Bryan 2014, and Austin 1998. People want to laugh at stupid shit, and WWE takes themselves so seriously that they forget what guys like Kurt Angle 2002, R-Truth 2011, Sid Vicious & Scott Steiner (any year) brought to the table in terms of pure intensity and absurdly awesome humor.



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While the talking side of it has got more important over the years (look at how they were forced to drop the idea that Kane couldnt talk), the in ring skills or the character build up is still more important for me. And because of that, Im still liking the way Strowman is going at the moment, and I thought he and the Show put on a good one to end Raw.
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Agreed, and it's really quite surprising because that match flies in the face of all the smarks out there that think just because you're a big dude, you can't go and put on a good show. Main event or not, even without the ring-breaking spot, that match was the match of the night/week. I honestly can't even remember atm what the main event of Smackdown was... Was it AJ Styles vs... someone?
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Yes Rico it was AJ having a rematch from last week, against Baron Corbin. And Owens was there running his mouth on co-commentary.
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Originally posted by Benscast Benscast wrote:


The biggest problem is creatives decision to keep having him get into stare downs and have him back away regardless of who it is.

This is my biggest issue with Braun at the moment. He's without doubt made the biggest strides of the new guys in such a short space of time but having him backdown against guys who would throw around is a bit silly. I'll be mortified if they feed him to Reigns again.

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