With Roman Reigns’ unfortunate departure from the company and the title scene, many hoped that Braun Strowman’s crowning moment will arrive, with his cash-in attempt already exhausted.
However, at Crown Jewel, the ‘Beast Incarnate’ Brock Lesnar decimated The Monster Among Men to once again win the title after losing it to Reigns at Summerslam, a few months ago.
More surprising than the result was the fashion in which Strowman buckled down, the former Wyatt Family member barely got any offence in after being struck down early by Baron Corbin with the Universal Title. An interesting theory has emerged on to why the WWE did not place the title on Strowman, with the apparent reason being backstage heat.
Mike Johnson on the recent PWInsider Audio Show shed clarity into the hazy situation. Johnson claimed:
“One of the things that I heard from multiple people – we’re talking 4 different people. There are times where Strowman is negligent when it comes to showing up on time,” Johnson said. He added “He has a reputation at times for leaving a little early and sometimes he makes mistakes in terms of etiquette in the backstage in the locker room. Sometimes, as one person put it, he’s his own worst enemy and his worst advocate. They would be high on him and just when he gets to the point where you would think the next step is putting him into the centerpiece position for the company [then] something happens and he makes some sort of misstep backstage and people within management kind of cool on him and they take a step back.”
However, it is also to be noted that Lesnar also has the knack of leaving the arena immediately after getting done with his segment, but apparently, the locker room rules are different for the longest reigning champion.