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Well I can't say I agree about Strowman missing anything, I think he's got everything required, I do however agree that McIntyre would be the right guy to slot in to that Roman Reigns spot. I've said it before, but if I were to build a WWE Champion from the ground up, he would almost exactly match the look of Drew McIntyre.
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Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

Well I can't say I agree about Strowman missing anything, I think he's got everything required, I do however agree that McIntyre would be the right guy to slot in to that Roman Reigns spot. I've said it before, but if I were to build a WWE Champion from the ground up, he would almost exactly match the look of Drew McIntyre.


Yeah in honesty I would at this point go with Drew, he has all the tools it’s just a question of if he can form that bond with the audience but I can’t see why he wouldn’t given his intensity, charisma and bad ass ring style. In fact a way to get him over might be to have him become the number one contender to Lesnar, follow a old school booking formula where they show vignettes of McIntyre training like a beast and maybe a few pre-taped sitdown interview clips where he talks about his past failures and how he’s changed and developed etc, splice that in with similar sitdown segments of Lesnar doing his usual expletive filled stich.

Strowman I just prefer as the monster heel I think, it’s good to have a dominant heel who is genuinely tough to beat and then it really means something when a babyface does beat him.
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There are a couple of issues with Strowman. Firstly, he is still green and WWE management have serious concerns about having him wrestle a competitive match with anyone other than Roman Reigns. Literally, he's squashed everybody he's come across except Lesnar, in which he has the dishonourable distinction of competing in the only Lesnar matches I haven't enjoyed watching. 

WWE are also not happy with how well he sells. The 'hold your head and try to shake awake' thing was cute to start with but he needs a new move. They also have no faith in Styles vs Strowman being at all entertaining, whereas Reigns vs Styles and Lesnar vs Styles were very well received and often revisited on the network.

His merch has slowed down a lot recently but WWE aren't concerned about this because it's consistent with his recent heel turn.

Strowman is also lacking in appeal beyond WWE and this is what really costs him. Ask a non wrestling fan to name a WWE superstar and most of the singles champions might well get mentioned, plus Sheamus, as well as established names like Bryan, Miz and even Zack Ryder. You'd have to ask a lot of people to find anyone who mentioned Braun Strowman. 

Strowman also isn't a good interview, which is why WWE have held him back from media events so stringently. His promos are one note and, to be blunt, boring. 

Essentially, he's nowhere near the finished article and, as I see it, not a good representation of the company in that regard. That said, he has plenty of time in his career to become a much more refined presence than he is now.
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People forget Braun Strowman has only been in the business about three years, I can completely understand WWE not having confidence in him working long competitive matches unless he’s got someone who can carry the whole thing bell to bell.
With Bray Wyatt at a loose end why not put the two back together as a revamped Wyatt Family heel pairing so Strowman can learn from someone who is a polished ring worker and a great character.
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I'd love to see a Bray return as a rival for Lesnar. Having Strowman by his side could only help that. Have Bray return. A couple of weeks later have Bray come down to a Strowman match and 'brainwash' Strowman again. The two go on a rampage, resulting in a challenge from Bray to Lesnar. 

Bray beats Lesnar thanks to Strowman, takes the title and on the same night, Strowman turns on Bray. He cuts a promo the next week saying that he'd challenged Lesnar three times and lost too easily every time so he intentionally brought Bray back because he knew between the two of them they could take that title away and, having manipulated Bray, he could easily take the title away from his former leader.

Lesnar's rematch becomes a triple threat which plays out as follows. Strowman beats the hell out of Lesnar, putting him through a table and laying him out. He assaults Bray but can't put him down. Lesnar returns, utterly destroys Strowman, leaving a hurt Lesnar one on one with Wyatt. Wyatt retains the title.

At the next PPV Bray and Strowman go one on one. Wyatt, who has taught and trained Strowman, outsmarts him, potentially with the assistance of good ol' Luke Harper, and defeats him.

You could then have Strowman and Harper come back to the fold, creating a true monster at the top of the card that is potentially unstoppable.

Would be a good lead in to a return for Roman or a Ziggler and McIntyre feud.

Wishful thinking, but I see that as a better option that Strowman vs Lesnar.
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Out of all of that you know what make me balk? Mentioning that at the end Roman might be back. Each time you fight cancer it is harder than the last. I don't think we will see Roman again, maybe ever, but certainly not in less than a years time.

That aside, I woyld think now more than ever that a return of the Wyatt family with Strowman in the fold makes sense. And damnit if Wyatt himself doesn't deserve more of a high profile station on the roster.
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More than anything I think Strowman could benefit from guidance; that's all. Somebody has to put their arm around him and let him know what he's doing right or what he's doing wrong. The three big leaders he's used to seeing: The Undertaker; Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt, aren't there.
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I cant even remember when Strowman worked with Undertaker...
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The Wyatt family vs Brothers of Destruction feud was not long after Strowman's debut and The Undertaker was in and out of the locker room constantly in the build up to that year's Wrestlemania. Even though Roman was the de facto locker room leader at that point it wasn't until last year's Wrestlemania that he stopped backing out of the role when Undertaker was in town.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/November/2018 at 18:21
Oh... I guess I forgot Strowman was around for Wyatt vs Taker. All I really remember of that feud is the Scarecrow entrance Wyatt had at WrestleMania.
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