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I hope he can remain over strong for years to come because unlike so many other wrestlers of his size he can really go in the ring. He has speed, athleticism and of course incredible power. Also WWE did the smart thing with him booking him as a heel and allowing his popularity to grow organically.

I wouldn’t say he’s the best promo guy but he plays the growling monster well, bit like Dave Batista he doesn’t need to do long monalogues just keep it short and aggressive and his intensity speaks volumes without him saying a word.

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Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

For a guy that fans wanted very much to reject as soon as they saw him and heard of how much Vince McMahon liked him, he has done wonders to get over the way he has. That says a lot for him. I wonder what he'll be like 5 years from now? Will he be boring like Kane & Big Show got to be, or will he still be extremely over with the fans?

For him to have the longevity the likes of Kane and Big Show had, he needs to capitalise on all of this momentum and destruction hes causing by winning a title

If all he does is destroy people in the build up to a PPV match and then falls at the final hurdle in the big ones, people will start to become bored and begin to reject the gimmick

I reiterate what i posted a while back - he needs a Mark Henry Hall of Pain style title run where he not only beats people but he puts them out of action for a while.

WWE have had lots of big men over the years and only the Undertaker has gone the distance without becoming "boring" and that was mainly down to his mania undefeated streak.

Braun doesnt yet have anything to keep fans interested in the long term - although he is fairly new.

I'm hoping he adopts more of a SCSA type attitude as opposed to going full blown face - because they ruined Mark Henry, Kane and Big Show by doing that to them
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Originally posted by #Heel #Heel wrote:

Braun doesnt yet have anything to keep fans interested in the long term - although he is fairly new.
 
I agree. He puts his hands up and roars like a cartooney villian. The kinda guy you see when holiday camps like Butlins put on wrestling shows for those on the campsite. He needs more to him.
 
Quote In a recent interview with Pro Wrestling Illustrated, Braun Strowman discussed several topics including how much of a rookie he was during his WWE debut several years ago. Here is what he had to say:

“When I debuted, that was the eighth time I had ever been in front of people. And, like you said, the people criticized me when I first debuted. But what did they expect? It was the eighth time I’d ever wrestled. It was a ‘let’s see what’s going to happen’ thing.

It’s all trial and error. That’s the thing I said about learning in this business. Every time you go out, it’s an opportunity to learn something new. Every time I go out and work I try to figure something else out to make my game better. If my work now compared to where I was doesn’t attest to my work ethic, I don’t know what does.”

Now he's seemingly a babyface, fans should put up with his limitations more, as his character is quite funny and definitely entertaining.
 
Just wish he'd get medical help more often because whoever he's in contact with shouldn't always be made to look so weak.
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I think the current gimmick and run can still hold peoples attention for a while but they will need to add something to his game or give him a title run to capitalise on it

Would be great for him to capture his first title at Wrestlemania or do something notable like being the one to completely end HHH in ring career
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Originally posted by #Heel #Heel wrote:

Would be great for him to capture his first title at Wrestlemania or do something notable like being the one to completely end HHH in ring career

I don't see him as a long term top guy. Think best he can hope for at Wrestlemania would be to win the ATGMBR.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVJLID7awYM

I thought him coming out to beat up Elias for no apparent reason was lazy filler booking.

He didn't have a purpose to be at Raw. He was booked like it was late afternoon and creative thought shit we've forgot to book Braun, what shall we do with him.
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Originally posted by #Heel #Heel wrote:

Would be great for him to capture his first title at Wrestlemania or do something notable like being the one to completely end HHH in ring career

I don't see him as a long term top guy. Think best he can hope for at Wrestlemania would be to win the ATGMBR.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVJLID7awYM

I thought him coming out to beat up Elias for no apparent reason was lazy filler booking.

He didn't have a purpose to be at Raw. He was booked like it was late afternoon and creative thought shit we've forgot to book Braun, what shall we do with him.

Completely disagree with everything you have posted above

He will absolutely be a top guy for years to come - theres no one in the whole of WWE that comes close to the combination of skills and physique that Braun has.

Him coming out to beat up Elias was done to allow Kane to appear on the titantron and build up their inevitable final match where Braun will probably end Kanes career

Hes one of the most over superstars there is right now and him just coming out livened the crowd - who i must say were also pretty pro Elias.

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got to agree. you look at how he's changed since he came in, his body now compared to then, that even now, he's still kept to very short promos, how through his own perseverance and that he has constantly been booked correctly, firstly as a heel, and now as a quasi-face, he is what Reigns wishes he could be.

he doesn't seem too full of himself like Ryback did, so WWE might finally have a big guy who they can count for the next decade.
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I think I mentioned this before, but when my wife and I were watching Total Divas, and the girls were playing a game of Fuck, Marry, Kill all of the girls picked marry for Strowman. That was when I realized he was probably going to be a big deal, that was while he was still playing the Black Sheep. Every one of them was raving about how funny, and what a nice guy he was. Ultimately this guy is in all likelihood going to be the next Big Show / Andre the Giant.

The question is what kind of booking he gets. Andre was treated like a living legend from day one with the WWF. Big Show ended up being mostly just filler, and a jobber to the stars. Regardless, behind the scenes both Wight and Andre are/were massively well respected and basically will have a job for life. Strowman seems to be well on his way to that same kind of standing within the WWE. 

If that truly ends up being the case, whatever else happens with Braun long term won't matter much. He'll be a multi-time champion and a first ballot hall of famer. 

Then again he could 'develop a bad attitude' and be gone by the end of the year. It's all up to him there, because obvious Vince is really high on the guy.

Short term? I like NFaM's speculation. I hope that's how they go too.
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I agree, but the very fact that he's not only been so well liked by other performers for that long, but also that he actually didn't just rest on his laurels with the body he had as the Black Sheep, and actually made himself look the monster his character has become says to me he knows better than to develop the kind of ego that has let previous talents down from such promising starts.

that is very refreshing to see, and gives me hope that, as both a future heel and face champion down the line, we're going to get a decent performer. literally the only thing that is a wait and see thing is how he and WWE can evolve the character once things start to go a bit stale, which is where they had the problems with Big Show, something that was never an issue with Andre as he was a legend for so long before the WrestleMania era came into being.
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Yah, that was another thing that impressed me was how humble he really sounded while he was being interviewed by (I forget) either Chris Jericho for Talk is Jericho or Steve Austin for the Steven Austin Show. Strowman was very soft-spoken, humble, and polite, and basically the exact opposite of his on-screen persona. 

I think that is a big reason people think he's so funny backstage is because he treats his big scary Monster among Men character like a joke when he's out of character. I think it was Paige, that mentioned how he was just chatting with her one time, and then winked at her and 'hulked up' into the Braun Strowman character and she busted up laughing because it was a Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde kind of transformation which was apparently pretty funny.

All of this is to say that the guy has facets to his personality that have yet to be portrayed on television, and not only are they vastly different from what we've seen but also apparently just as entertaining. That bodes quite well for him.

Also, damnit Monkee, I was going to take Strowman this round, thieving bastard. ;)


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