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Braun Strowman claims that the WWE higher-ups are still not ready to put a title on him

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.


  • Keith Learmonth

    So… I called it.

  • Keith Learmonth

    I’m sorry. I just don’t agree. Small guys should be able to win just as much as big guys. You can make an argument, I suppose, that they should change up their techniques, but if we go by the logic of “small guys winning is unrealistic”, The Big Show would’ve been the champion for 20 years.

    Screw trying to be “realistic”.

  • CC

    Yeah cause tiny guys like Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan have never ever taken down huge guys. The fallacy here is that big means unbeatable. A small guy can be tougher and stronger than a big guy, no matter how people try to perpetuate the myth that big guys always win.
    Some of the toughest guys in the world are smaller guys.

    I mean, its almost like nobody witnessed a small boxer break Big Shows nose.
    Bones still break, kidneys still bruise and other body parts are still just as weak on a big guy as they are on a small guy.

    And you want realism then go on about hurricanranas as if they are real fighting moves that would be used to win a fight.

  • Wicka Steve

    Suplexes at least look believable when it’s not something like Nunzio suplexing a guy like Kane. And hurricanranas also look plausible when both guys are roughly the same size. There is no way Mysterio should have ever pulled one off against Batista.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Pretty much nobody in a real fight is going to even try a hurricanrana, let alone do it successfully. Same goes for pretty much every high-flying move in wrestling, and about half of the slams and suplexes, which are only possible if your opponent is fully cooperating.

  • Wicka Steve

    Exactly. When Awesome Kong was in TNA she was undefeated for a long
    time until little 120lb Taylor Wilde rolled her up. How on earth does
    someone that small roll up over 300lbs? The fluke roll up finishes get
    very stale very quickly. It’s the reason I don’t watch UFC; 90% of the
    matches end either by ref stoppage or rear naked choke. Yeah, those
    might be the easiest ways to win, but who wants to watch the same finish
    in every match on the card? It gets old.

  • Wicka Steve

    Wrong. I expect wrestling to be realistic when I watch it. I don’t want to watch a match between a guy the size of Lio Rush and a guy the size of the Undertaker and the Lio Rush sized guy wins. Your statement is a fallacy. As for small guys dominating in the UFC, there is a big difference between a smaller guy being able to move quicker and a smaller guy doing unrealistic things like taking down a large man with a hurricarana. Rey Mysterio should never be able to pull off a hurricanrana against any guy over 220lbs.

  • Brian

    This has always been my concern with Nia Jax, she’s physically so much bigger than the rest of the women’s division, how do you book her properly?

  • Keith Learmonth

    Two notes on this:
    1) Nobody watches wrestling for realism. 90% of it isn’t “logical” no matter what company you look at.
    2) Please look up things like Keith Hackney vs Emmanuel Yarborough. Size isn’t the only way to win a fight. In fact, before they added weight limits in the UFC, it was largely dominated by guys Daniel Bryan’s size.

  • Wicka Steve

    If the average wrestler was 6’4, I would never hire anyone above 6’8 or 6’9. How are you supposed to book them? As a heel, they don’t need to cheat to win. If you book them to lose, there are only so many credible finishes you can use. Also, with a wrestler that big, how do you logically book them out of ever being in the title picture, since, presumably, once they win the title, there would never be anyone to beat them? If they are a face, how do you get sympathy on them? As much of an attraction as big monsters are, there is just no good way to consistently book them without making them look weak or stupid.

  • Sparti Love

    By the time he finally gets it, it will be underwhelming. The boat has sailed

  • Keith Learmonth

    So Braun will be champion soon, huh?

    I see no other reason he’d be so open about this unless it’s deliberate misdirection to get the fans behind a push for him because they think they’re sticking it to WWE Corporate by cheering louder for Braun.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    I really don’t understand it. But looks like he will be at least getting a U.S. title run. I believe he will win the U.S title this Monday on Raw.

  • ROB-1.

    He should hold a title.