Connect with us
Braun Strowman stripped of his Royal Rumble Universal title shot against Brock Lesnar on WWE Raw

News

Braun Strowman stripped of his Royal Rumble Universal title shot against Brock Lesnar on WWE Raw

The Monster Among Men’s actions on Raw have cost him a title match against The Beast.

Braun Strowman was scheduled to go one on one with “The Beast” Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble event in two weeks. But after the events that opened tonight’s episode of Monday Night Raw, it appears that is no longer happening.

Listen to the latest episode of our weekly wrestling podcast, PTW!

Strowman opened the show with a promo, claiming he would walk away from Royal Rumble with the Universal Champion and that current champ Lesnar is afraid of him. He was quickly interrupted by Baron Corbin, who provoked Strowman into chasing him backstage.

Thanks to a tip in the form of a song from Elias, Strowman was able to track down Corbin — inside Vince McMahon’s limousine. An incensed Strowman grabbed a nearby pipe (why are there always such convenient weapons lying around wrestling productions?), smashed one of the limo’s windows and tore the door off the car’s frame.

McMahon witnessed the destruction, and as a result stripped The Monster Among Men of his title opportunity at Royal Rumble. He was also fined $100,000.

https://twitter.com/WWE/status/1084982437912838144

Outside of kayfabe, there have been rumors of backstage concern following Braun Strowman’s questionable promo performance on last week’s episode of Raw. We don’t know if that factored into this decision at all, but the timing of this decision directly after last week’s disaster is interesting.

There has been no replacement opponent for Lesnar announced as of now, but commentator Corey Graves stressed that Lesnar must defend the title at the Rumble against somebody, and that we may just find out who tonight.

Like what we do here at AIPT? Consider supporting us and independent comics journalism by becoming a patron today! In addition to our sincere thanks, you can browse AIPT ad-free, gain access to our vibrant Discord community of patrons and staff members, get trade paperbacks sent to your house every month, and a lot more. Click the button below to get started!


Do you love wrestling? Do you have strong opinions on AEW, WWE, NJPW, Impact, ROH, and the independent scene? Do you like to write about wrestling? Then we want you on our team. AIPT is currently recruiting wrestling writers. Apply to write for AIPT today!

Comments

In Case You Missed It

EXCLUSIVE Heavy Metal Preview: Starward Chapter 2 EXCLUSIVE Heavy Metal Preview: Starward Chapter 2

EXCLUSIVE Heavy Metal Preview: Starward Chapter 2

Comic Books

Heavy Metal announces 'Chasing the Dragon' #1 sells out Heavy Metal announces 'Chasing the Dragon' #1 sells out

Heavy Metal announces ‘Chasing the Dragon’ #1 sells out

Comic Books

'Jupiter's Legacy' season 1 is superhero storytelling at new heights 'Jupiter's Legacy' season 1 is superhero storytelling at new heights

‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ season 1 is superhero storytelling at new heights

Television

X-Men Monday #105 - Jordan D. White Talks X-Pets, the New X-Men, 'The Trial of Magneto' and More X-Men Monday #105 - Jordan D. White Talks X-Pets, the New X-Men, 'The Trial of Magneto' and More

X-Men Monday #105 – Jordan D. White Talks X-Pets, the New X-Men, ‘The Trial of Magneto’ and More

Comic Books

Connect
Newsletter Signup