• Big Show Reveals Why Big Men Like Him & Braun Strowman Don’t Make Great World Champions
During a recent appearance on The Steve Austin Show, former WWE Champion Big Show talked about why big men like him or Braun Strowman don’t make great world champions, too much comedic things may lead to lost Giant gimmick & more.
Below are the highlights:
On why big men like him or Braun Strowman don’t make great world champions:“Somebody like me or somebody like Braun doesn’t make a great champion. Sure, is it fun when they win the championship? Absolutely, but you know as well as I do, when you win that championship it’s not about getting yourself over. It’s about getting other people up to your level. You need somebody that’s a carpenter, somebody that can do it all, bump, feed, sell, get heat, shine, comeback. It’s A-to-Z. There can’t be any holes in their game. If they’re going to be somebody that carries that title and brings people up around him. That’s why John [Cena] for so long, held that title, because John had the ability to work and bring people up around him. People got better by stepping in the ring with him. People got better by stepping in the ring with [Austin]. People get better by stepping in the ring with Triple H. Those are signs of what a true champion should be.”
On too much comedic things may lead to lost Giant gimmick:“I think with Braun, he [has] got the unique ability to do some things that are entertaining and fun, but let’s not overdo it. That happened a lot with me in WWE in the beginning that because I can do impersonations, because I had comedic timing, we would do too much of it and by the time we were done, ‘okay, we’ve lost The Giant gimmick. Okay, let’s turn him heel, he’ll kill everybody, and we’ll start over again, so we now can start drawing money with him.’ Because we know there’s entertainment and then there’s drawing money, it depends on how Braun goes further whether or not he’s be one of those guys that everybody loves to see or one of the guys whose name’s on the billboard like Brock Lesnar’s drawing money. I don’t have the answer for that. In my heart-of-hearts, I hope that he finds a happy medium between being entertaining as a face, having some positive interaction with fans, but if at all possible, keep the mystique of ‘The Monster Among Men’, so he is a constant viable threat. Personally, I’d like to see him a little more protected, being used a little more judiciously as far as what they do with him.”
• Returning WWE Star To Turn Heel?
According to BodySlam, former WWE Champion Dean Ambrose might be turning heel when he returns to WWE programming from his injury. With Ambrose turning heel, word going on is that he might get a shot at the Universal Championship.
Ambrose has been out of action since December due to a triceps injury. Ambrose is expected to return around SummerSlam 2018.