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Backstage Heat On Braun Strowman Due To Nixed Royal Rumble 2019 Plans

Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman Cancelled For Royal Rumble 2019

• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 20, 1991) – WWF Wrestling Challenge

On this day in 1991, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

This episode was pre-taped at the West Palm Beach Auditorium in West Palm Beach, Florida and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania VII’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

– The Undertaker vs. Sonny Blaze

– The British Bulldog vs. Randy Hunter

– The Orient Express vs. Terry Davis & Cliff Sheets

– Superfly Jimmy Snuka vs. Spike Jones

– The Texas Tornado vs. Kent Carlson

– Royal Rumble Report

– Rick Martel vs. Rico Fredrico

– The Bushwhackers vs. Black Bart & Joe Mirto

• Backstage Heat On Braun Strowman Due To Nixed Royal Rumble 2019 Plans

As seen on last week’s episode of RAW, Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman for the Universal Championship was officially called off for Royal Rumble 2019 and was replaced by Finn Balor (after he won a #1 contenders match).

According to the Dirty Sheets, Strowman failed to recover from his elbow surgery within the 4 week timetable that set for his return.

The blame for this was put on Strowman, who overtrained and suffered a significant injury set back despite being given a strict rehabilitation program by physical therapists.

The injury occurred a few days before Lesnar & Strowman’s RAW promo segment. Lesnar & Strowman were supposed to be involved in a brawl during that segment, but it wasn’t done due to Strowman’s injury.

Strowman was 50-50 for the Royal Rumble Title match at that point. Vince eventually decided to pull the plug and cancel this match after Strowman forgot his lines during his promo segment with Lesnar.

We’ll keep you updated regarding future plans for Strowman after this.

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