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5 reasons why Braun Strowman and not Roman Reigns is WWE's answer for a top babyface

Rohit Nath
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Braun Strowman has defied the expectations of WWE fans

When Braun Strowman debuted on RAW on August 24th, 2015, he only had a few matches under his belt and was green as grass. He didn't even make NXT television and yet the giant WWE Performance Center recruit debuted on the main roster right away as a member of The Wyatt Family.

Strowman would then go on to have a run as The Black Sheep of the Wyatt Family for almost a year before getting split up during the 2016 draft and going over to RAW. The WWE Universe was sceptical about Strowman, stating that his push was only due to his size and WWE's obsession with pushing big men.

However, starting with the first RAW post-draft, things began to change. For a few months, Strowman was crushing jobbers and was also part of the Survivor Series RAW team in what turned out to be an instant classic.

As Strowman was progressing in his feuds against Sami Zayn, Roman Reigns, and eventually Brock Lesnar, people began to change their minds about The Monster Among Men. He started to get better reactions, more praise and if you look at it now, he's among the most cheered superstars on the roster.

With his recent babyface turn at TLC, here's why WWE should stop the Roman Reigns experiment and go with Braun Strowman as the face of the company instead.


#5 He's over

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Braun Strowman has garnered a big fan following in the past year

Speaking of garnering a following, the amount of reluctance about Strowman's push early on in his career was immense. His physique wasn't as good as it is today, but last year he shed a lot of that weight.

By the simple formula of squashing jobbers on a weekly basis, fans began to enjoy Strowman even more. Even in his feud with Roman Reigns, Strowman was the clear favourite. One could argue that Roman Reigns helped build Strowman this year with their feuds.

Together they've had some great matches, like in Payback and Great Balls Of Fire. Throughout their feud, Strowman was treated by the fans as the clear babyface and even from the storytelling, Strowman did come across as the clear babyface(barring the superstar shake-up episode when Strowman almost killed Reigns).

Strowman's no-nonsense character led him to getting a bigger fan following and his feud with Roman did wonders in helping him get over. Today if you see, Strowman gets among the best reactions of anyone on the WWE roster.

After his loss to Brock Lesnar at No Mercy, many thought it would've killed his momentum, but he's gotten the crowd behind him again in no time.

Just look at the reactions he got when he returned in June and more recently in October.

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Rohit Nath
FEATURED WRITER
Rohit is an avid wrestling fan and aspiring Sports Psychologist.
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