Braun Strowman just blew it.
This week’s episode of Monday Night Raw began with WWE attempting to heat up Strowman before his scheduled Universal title match with Brock Lesnar. Last week, both Strowman and Lesnar failed to build excitement for their match at the 2019 Royal Rumble.
After Strowman cut a good but not great promo to kickoff Raw, he was interrupted by Baron Corbin. You know the deal by now. Corbin verbally trashes Strowman, The Monster Among Men gets mad, and the chase begins.
This time the chase ended with Corbin trying to hide in Vince McMahon’s limo. Then Strowman found him and did Monster things to the vehicle.
BIG mistake, @BraunStrowman...— WWE (@WWE) January 15, 2019
That's @VinceMcMahon's limo! #RAW pic.twitter.com/Tj6AbKyNQP
McMahon reappeared only to find his ride wrecked and proceeded to fine the number one contender for the Universal title $100,000. Strowman protested, which only made McMahon more mad, and the Chairman of the WWE then took away Braun’s title shot at the Royal Rumble.
WHAT THE?? After damaging @VinceMcMahon's limo and refusing to pay for the damages, @BraunStrowman has been thrown out of the #UniversalChampionship Match at #RoyalRumble! #Raw pic.twitter.com/5pCm8u9DL6— WWE (@WWE) January 15, 2019
The Royal Rumble pay-per-view (PPV) takes place on Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.
Just like that, Lesnar is left without an opponent at the Rumble.
With less than two weeks to go, who will face Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble?
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