On Monday, Pro Wrestling Sheet’s Ryan Satin reported that BRAUN Strowman is having surgery to repair damage to his elbow. The injury is expected to keep BRAUN out of action from anywhere to 4-8 weeks.
The injury couldn’t have come at a worse time for Strowman.
BRAUN has been on fire over the last few months. He is essentially the face in his feud with Roman Reigns. The crowd cheers everything that Strowman does. At this point I’m pretty sure BRAUN could throw Reigns daughter off the stage and he would still get cheered.
I don’t think this will hurt BRAUN’s momentum in the long run though. If he comes right back and goes into a feud with Roman Reigns the crowd will just go right back to loving him.
Of course this extends the BRAUN/Reigns program longer than expected. If I had to guess, BRAUN was scheduled to face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title at WWE Great Balls of Fire. Now? Maybe they hold off the match until SummerSlam. But there is no doubt in my mind that BRAUN deserves a Universal Title shot sooner rather than later. Maybe they do a blowoff match between BRAUN and Roman on RAW.
So who fights Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title at WWE Great Balls of Fire? I don’t think they rush the Roman Reigns match. Smart money is on either Finn Balor or Seth Rollins. Rollins would be my likely guess. For some reason I just don’t think the WWE is ready to put Finn Balor in that big of a match yet.
Justin C (@JCWonka)