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4 reasons why Braun Strowman should win the Elimination Chamber

ANALYST
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6.94K   //    16 Feb 2018, 23:01 IST

#2 Roman Reigns has no momentum

The last time Roman Reigns had a truly major moment was when he defeated John Cena at No Mercy. That was almost five months ago, and even then, the whole thing felt forced.

Since then, he hasn't done much. His Intercontinental Championship win felt like an accolade for the sake of giving him an accolade and his reign felt like filler until The Miz got back. Even his interactions with Brock Lesnar over the past year are few.

He sought The Beast at SummerSlam, but Braun Strowman was the star of that famous match, and Roman Reigns was the one who took the pin.

It's easy to see why WWE wanted Roman Reigns to stay under the radar for all these months, but they've done such a good job with it that he doesn't feel like the biggest star on Raw. No long-term story has been told for Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns. The only thing that's been told has been the newfound potency of the F5 so that it will be a "shock" when Roman Reigns kicks out of it.

Roman Reigns' Elimination Chamber victory will feel as random as it feels inescapable, like going through the motions without knowing the reason why. His path to the title has been unremarkable and without much hype.

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On/off wrestling fan since 1996. A budding copywriter with political experience, I write about persuasion, influence, and masculinity at my blog http://masculineepic.com/ . Uncoincidentally, all of these things are vital in professional wrestling.
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