Braun Strowman was being groomed to be the next WWE Universal Champion and at Crown Jewel it seemed to be the perfect time to crown him as such but a recent report claims that the reason he didn’t walk away with the title last Friday was because of his backstage behavior.
During an audio podcast with PWInsider Elite’s Mike Johnson via WrestlingNews.co he stated the following:
“One of the things that I heard from multiple people – we’re talking 4 different people. There are times where Strowman is negligent when it comes to showing up on time… He has a reputation at times for leaving a little early and sometimes he makes mistakes in terms of etiquette in the backstage in the locker room. Sometimes, as one person put it, he’s his own worst enemy and his worst advocate. They would be high on him and just when he gets to the point where you would think the next step is putting him into the centerpiece position for the company [then] something happens and he makes some sort of misstep backstage and people within management kind of cool on him and they take a step back.”
It’s not stated on if this was the exact reason why Brock Lesnar was given another run with the title but if this turns out to be true it’s definitely possible. Another rumor going around the mill is that Strowman is injured and he’s dealing with having “shot” knees. If this turns out to be the case it could change a lot of plans going forward.
We’re going to take this with a grain of salt, but we’ll see how the Monster Among Men is going to be handled going forward on the red brand.
Do you guys think Braun Strowman’s push has been halted because of his attitude or do you think he’s dealing with bad knees? Let us know in the comments below.