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WWE Chairman Vince McMahon reportedly made the determination to rep away Braun Strowman from the Standard Championship match in opposition to Brock Lesnar on the Royal Rumble.
In line with Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Raj Giri of WrestlingInc.com), McMahon has been planning to interchange Strowman within the match “for awhile.”
On Monday’s episode of Raw, McMahon fined Strowman $100,000 and took away his title match after he destroyed his limo while attempting to derive his palms on Corbin.
Finn Balor won a Fatal 4-Capability match later within the night to proper a match in opposition to Lesnar on the Rumble.
Meltzer reported that while Strowman vs. Lesnar on the Rumble was once the everyday notion, McMahon saw that Strowman was once “cooling off” after his loss to Lesnar at Crown Jewel and desired to transfer with a optimistic match fairly than reserving a “contaminated accomplish” between Strowman and Lesnar on the Royal Rumble.
Strowman has furthermore missed time over the final two months with an elbow break, and his easiest match since Nov. 19 got here in opposition to Corbin at TLC in December.
The Monster Among Men’s arm was once in a sling for that match, though, and all he did was once pin Corbin after a range of Superstars attacked him.
It’s not know if Strowman has been cleared for in-ring opponents, nevertheless an perspective was once urge Monday that saw him flip over a limo.
If Strowman is cleared, then it stands to motive he’ll be fragment of the 30-man Royal Rumble match.
Strowman might maybe per chance presumably per chance be amongst the stop picks to rep the match, and it will seemingly be a smarter methodology to originate the most of him than having him lose to Lesnar again.
Lesnar in opposition to Balor is a dream match that followers enjoy clamored for in latest years, and by calling an audible in regards to Strowman, the WWE Universe will sooner or later enjoy an opportunity to glance it.
Strowman might maybe per chance presumably per chance furthermore just no longer leave the Rumble with the long-established title in his possession; nonetheless, there is nothing to counsel that he might maybe per chance presumably per chance furthermore just no longer be an monumental element on Raw heading toward WrestleMania.
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