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Jim Ross thinks Braun Strowman should cash in at WrestleMania

With Brock Lesnar defending his Universal Championship against Roman Reigns at Summerslam, many have wondered if the Monster Among Men would cash in his MITB title shot this Sunday. Braun Strowman first has to defeat Kevin Owens to retain the briefcase. However, if he wins on August 19, will he walk out of Summerslam as Universal Champion?

Jim Ross doesn’t think Strowman should cash in on Sunday. In fact, the WWE Hall of Famer believes the best way to put a title on the current Mr. Money In The Bank is to have him crowned as the new Universal Champion at WrestleMania.

I think in time, and I do say this, now he’s got the Money In The Bank briefcase, now he does, speaking of Strowman. I still think he should be anointed at WrestleMania. If you want a guy to be eternally over, in the sense of given the chance to be eternally over, you make the transition at WrestleMania. That’s my looking at it. It doesn’t get any bigger.

Should Braun Strowman hold off on cashing in until next year’s WrestleMania? Fans and critics alike feel that the only way to save the Universal Title match from being torn apart by the Brooklyn crowd at Summerslam is to throw Strowman into the mix. However, Ross makes a good point in having someone win their first major title at WrestleMania.

In fact, the only MITB cash in to take place at WrestleMania, when Seth Rollins took the WWE Title in the “Heist of the Century,” is considered one of the greatest title swaps in Mania history. Maybe Strowman having patience is the way to go.

When do you think Braun Strowman should cash in the Money In The Bank briefcase?


  • Soulshroude

    Which would mean that Lesnar vs Strowman is moot.

  • Wicka Steve

    Ross also thinks fans boo Reigns because it’s the “cool thing to do”. Owens is winning the briefcase and cashing it in to win the title. There’s a reason they never had Andre the Giant a run with the title: It doesn’t get the monster over any more than he already is and how do you get the title off the man without killing his mystique? Monsters only work as special attractions. They should never be given title runs because the only way you can book a monster to lose outside of multi-man matches is fluke wins and roll-ups, which make for VERY boring matches. Short of that, any loss makes the monster look weak.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    Well I smell a screw job coming to Braun Strowman at Summerslam. I still see that it Kevin Owens walkout of Summerslam Universal Champion.