From the WWE Rumor Mill: Surprising plans for Braun Strowman at TLC
What's the story?
Braun Strowman is a force to be dealt with in WWE and he doesn't want anybody to forget it. He loves dishing out pain and steamrolling over his enemies. But for some reason, Strowman's been left out of the picture so far during the build-up to TLC.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter revealed some very interesting possible angles for Braun Strowman which could see the light of day very soon.
In case you didn't know...
Braun Strowman vs Brock Lesnar was a "WrestleMania worthy" match and it only happened one month ago. Strowman is still on television but he's not really doing much except being for destructive.
Strowman laid waste to Curt Hawkins two weeks ago and ended up tangling with Dean Ambrose after he asked for a real fight. Seth Rollins took on Strowman the next week and the results were pretty much the same.
But the current angle of resurrecting The Shield seems to have been centred around different heels on the roster. Strowman isn't considered to be a lock for any match on the TLC card which is unfortunate seeing how he just main evented the No Mercy pay-per-view opposite The Beast Incarnate.
The heart of the matter
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter notes Strowman could be inserted into The Shield vs The Miz and The Club match at TLC making it a 4 vs. 3 handicap match.
Another option could be for Braun Strowman to replace The Miz altogether and simply have Strowman and The Bar vs The Shield as the big draw.
It was also mentioned how Braun Strowman's interaction with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins in recent weeks really lends credibility to either of these schools of thought.
Separating The Miz from the situation would also open up the chance to see him defend the IC Title at TLC. There are plenty of people who WWE could pair with The Miz for a shorter program or they could possibly get Jason Jordan back in the mix.
Braun Strowman will keep doing his thing and shows no signs of stopping. It's ironic he's actually a happy Southern boy in real-life, for crying out loud he's got "Country Strong" tattooed on his massive arm.
But in the ring, he's all business and doesn't even crack a smile unless it's a malicious gesture.
The fact Strowman has such a likable personality in real life not only makes it possible for him to eventually turn into an extremely successful babyface but shows his career has plenty of life left to it.
No matter what the do with Braun Strowman, I just hope they do something. I could watch him squash more enhancement talent in handicap matches. It was always fun to see him squash local guys.
If anything we got James Ellsworth out of the last time he just went ham on enhancement guys. Who knows if WWE could dig up another diamond in the rough again?
Strowman's not only strong but he has incredible ability and a move set which should theoretically keep him safer from injury. After all, he doesn't take many bumps because it's so hard to get him off his feet.
His career is just getting started so if he isn't highlighted at TLC it wouldn't be the end of the world. But it would still be a crying shame not to include Braun Strowman while he's so incredibly popular with the WWE Universe.