Considering the challenges it faced going in, WWE pulled off one hell of a main event at SummerSlam at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, where Roman Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar to win the Universal championship. If anyone came out of it looking bad, or at least not nearly as good as they did going in, it’s Mr. Monster in the Bank himself, Braun Strowman.
First, he made his way out before the match to make a big proclamation that he’s not a coward and he won’t be surprising anyone with his cash-in. He does it face-to-face, you see. But he wasn’t going to make the match a triple threat, no, he was going to wait until it was over and then cash-in.
Because it isn’t honorable to sneak up behind a guy while he’s hurt and just wrestled, but it’s totally honorable to stand around in his face waiting until he’s hurt and just wrestled.
In the end, it didn’t matter because while he was standing around and waiting, he ended up getting taken out by both Reigns (inadvertently) and Lesnar (purposefully). The pay-per-view went off the air with Roman celebrating his Universal title win and Strowman nowhere to be found.
How would he react to all this?
Objective remains the same.— Braun Strowman (@BraunStrowman) August 20, 2018
New target acquired.
I still have my contract and someone is gonna get these hands. #SummerSlam
By pretty much ignoring it.
I don’t know about you but this feels terribly uninspired, especially for a character that had a ton of momentum earlier this year and has lost much of that momentum precisely because of stuff like this.
At least now Lesnar is gone and the Universal championship is back on Raw each week.