Chris King gives his insight on the Braun Strowman/Seth Rollins angle, and why WWE needs to not make the mistake of turning The Monster Among Men heel again.
This time last year, The Monster Among Men Braun Strowman was known as The Monster in the Bank, with the Money in the Bank briefcase in his grasps. Strowman was primed to become the next Universal Champion, that’s not what happened though is it?
Strowman attempted to cash-in on two separate occasions, one following Brock Lesnar versus Roman Reigns at the 2018 SummerSlam pay-per-view and the following night on Raw. Just when he was about to cash-in on The Big Dog Sierra, Hotel, India, Echo, Lima, Delta… Shield blared through the arena, and Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins came to the aid of their Shield-mate.
On the following week’s episode of Raw, The Monster Among Men and The Big Dog were forced to team up against the dangerous duo of The Scottish Psychopath Drew McIntyre and The Show-off Dolph Ziggler. Strowman shocked the world when he turned heel on his Hell in the Cell opponent and aligned himself with McIntrye and Ziggler.
Unfortunately, The Monsters’ plans were thwarted once again at the Hell in the Cell pay-per-view when The Beast Incarnate shocked the WWE Universe and dropped Strowman and Reigns with a thunderous F5 and match ended in no contest.
Fast forward to 2019, when The Monster Among Men defeated The Almighty Bobby Lashley at WWE Super ShowDown. Strowman and Lashley then participated in a series of physical challenges, an arm-wrestling match and a gigantic test to strength Tug of War contest.
The two behemoths clashed on the July 1st episode of Raw in a chaotic falls-count-anywhere match. The match ended in a no-contest when The Monster Among Men drove Lashley straight through the LED board and which forced both men to be taken to medical facilities. They would face-off one final time at Extreme Rules and Strowman walked away victorious.
Two weeks ago, The Monster made his return when he came to the aid of The Beastslayer who was being attacked by The OC. The following week Rollins returned the favor and came his recent unlikely ally’s aid.
Later that night, The Monster Among Men and The Beastslayer defeated Gallows and Anderson to win the Raw Tag Team Championships.
— Braun Strowman (@BraunStrowman) August 20, 2019
On this week’s Raw Strowman formally challenged his tag team partner and the Universal Champion at Clash of Champions.
The last time The Monster Among Men got this close to the richest prize in WWE, the company ignorantly turned him heel and it took forever for the WWE Universe to accept him again as a true babyface. His character is finally getting back to where he was four years ago when he terrorized the entire Raw locker room. I truly believe that Rollins should be the one to turn heel later down the line, but there are zero reasons why The Monster Among Men should turn heel.