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5 reasons why Braun Strowman returned to the ring before WWE Royal Rumble 2019

  • Here's why Braun Strowman made a shocking return to the ring on RAW!
Rohit Nath
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Modified 22 Jan 2019, 11:01 IST
Mr. McMahon invites Lesnar and Heyman to stick around for an impromptu match between The Extraordinary Man and The Gift of Destruction!

On the latest episode of WWE RAW, Braun Strowman actually returned to the ring and faced Finn Balor. It was a very interesting opening segment to RAW because it continued to put Finn Balor in his underdog role.

After Brock Lesnar came out, he was first interrupted by Vince McMahon, who made it very clear that he didn't believe that Finn Balor would be able to beat Brock Lesnar. He compared it to David and Goliath, with his own spin. He conveniently left out the part of the story where David overcomes Goliath.

McMahon then ended up making a match between Finn Balor and Braun Strowman, which turned out to be a phenomenal showing for the Universal title challenger. In fact, Balor was almost set to knock off The Monster Among Men after hitting the Coupe-de-grace, but Lesnar interfered, attacked Finn Balor and it was a DQ finish.

The big surprise was the fact that Strowman wrestled in the first place. The assumption was that he was written off the match because he still wasn't cleared from his injury. However, with the surprise, we list out five reasons why Strowman did wrestle on RAW.

#5 He's been medically cleared all along

Strowman vows to defeat Lesnar if The Beast retains the Universal Title.

When Strowman said he was medically cleared last week and was then removed from the match, the natural assumption was that he just said it to throw off fans and surprise them when he was removed.

However, from what it seems, Strowman has actually been cleared for a while. He hasn't worn his cast since after TLC, and WWE has likely just been protecting him to make sure he doesn't re-injure himself. That's also why he hasn't been wrestling on live events. However, they seemed to prove that Strowman is fit after his match with Balor, and the match could have been done just to prove that point.

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Published 22 Jan 2019, 10:48 IST
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