As seen on this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW, the Monster Among Men Braun Strowman returned to the main event picture and slightly teased going after the Universal Title. Since then, quite a few rumors and reports on the internet have suggested that Strowman might actually be the next person in line for a shot at Seth Rollins’ Universal Championship.
Strowman has had numerous shots at the big red title but has come up short every time. This has taken a toll on his character’s credibility and a few reports suggest that these wounds will be mended soon.
In an interview with Gorilla Position, Strowman was questioned about WWE not putting a title around his waist after all this time. To this, the Monster among Men responded with an interesting answer:
(h/t cagesideseats for transcript)
The powers that be aren’t ready for it. One of the biggest things is I’m running out of opponents; I’ve beat everybody. That’s the biggest thing, I feel like. Where we’re at right now, we’re trying to get some other guys more established because, let’s be for real, not everybody can match up to what I’ve done and what I’m capable of doing. So I feel like that’s part of the biggest thing is just timing-wise, everything happens for a reason in this business. Everything, what you think is going on right now has literally been in works for a year, two years already. So we plan so far ahead.
Honestly, as well, I don’t feel like where I’m at with my character, he needs a title. I get some, if not the, biggest reactions when I come out anywhere in the world with just me. And a title, is without a doubt, is what I want to hold. The Universal title is the most prestigious thing in the WWE, absolutely, to represent the company in that way. But if I don’t need it, I don’t need it.
Ultimately, the fans and the powers that be both see Strowman as a potential future World Champion. However, we are unaware as to when he’ll truly be rewarded with the world title.