The WWE has slowly been building up Braun Strowman as a monster heel since the brand split last year. With a win over Roman Reigns at Payback Strowman was set up as a main eventer on RAW. But now after injurying his elbow against Reigns “The Monster among Men” will be out for several months.
The most unfortunate part of being injured for Strowman is that it forces Vince McMahon to scrap his rumored match against Brock Lesnar at Summerslam. Strowman was in line for a big push this year and the injury couldn’t come at a worse time.
The good thing about Strowman’s injury is that it will force the WWE to elevate someone from the midcard to take his spot. Reigns will have to feud with someone on the roster and he has already had memorable feuds with the biggest heel on RAW, Bray Wyatt.
With Samoa Joe being tied up with Seth Rollins and Miz working with Dean Ambrose maybe we will see someone like Apollo Crews to be elevated with a heel turn. If they took the tag team title off The Harry’s Broken Matt Hardy could be must see TV against Reigns.
It would be fun to see Reigns turn heel and embrace the jeers but with John Cena out McMahon needs a top babyface to move shirts and merchandise at live events.