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Reason Behind Braun Strowman Not Appearing On This Week’s Episode Of Raw, Eric Bischoff On Asuka Vacating The NXT Women’s Championship

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Reason Behind Braun Strowman Not Appearing On This Week’s Episode Of Raw

As seen on this week’s episode of Raw, Universal Champion Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman appeared on the show, while “The Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman didn’t.

The reason behind this move was that the WWE officials didn’t want another physical confrontation between Lesnar & Strowman and that was only possible if one of them didn’t appear (otherwise these two monster will always collide if they come face-to-face). This is the reason why Strowman will appear on next week’s episode of Raw, but Lesnar won’t.

Eric Bischoff On Asuka Vacating The NXT Women’s Championship

As we all know, Asuka vacated the NXT Women’s Championship at the latest set of NXT TV tapings. Below is what former WCW President Eric Bischoff had to say about this on a recent edition of Bischoff on Wrestling podcast:

“To me the way it was presented, based on what I read, I thought it made sense. It felt legitimate. Granted it happened on the heels of her getting hurt but I thought it added credibility. In terms of making the brands feel real you’ve got the RAW brand, Smackdown brand you’ve also got the NXT brand. They are trying to establish credibility with NXT as well.

I don’t want to say a “minor league” category but that’s the way it’s kind of being positioned as the farm team. “If you make it in NXT you have a shot at making it to the big time.” I liked it because to me it added credibility. They didn’t strip her of the title she gave up the title. She vacated the title and she’ll have the opportunity to move on and do something bigger. To me it just felt credible.”

        
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