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Rumor Killer On Braun Strowman’s Original Tag Team Partner

Braun Strowman WrestleMania 34

• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (May 6, 2000) – WWF Insurrextion 2000

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on May 6, 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired the inaugural ‘WWF Insurrextion’ LIVE on PPV from the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London, England (UK / Europe).

This was the first ever annual Insurrextion PPV, a tradition that was continued ever year until the last one in 2003.

The results can be found here:

Too Cool def. The Radicalz

Kane def. Bull Buchanan

Road Dogg def. Bradshaw

Arm Wrestling
The Kat def. Terri Runnels

Rikishi & Showkishi def. The Dudley Boyz

Kurt Angle def. Chris Benoit

WWF Hardcore Championship
The British Bulldog def. Crash Holly (c)

WWF Tag Team Championship
The Hardy Boyz def. Edge & Christian (c) via DQ

WWF European Championship
Eddie Guerrero (c) def. Chris Jericho

WWF Championship
The Rock (c) def. Triple H and Shane McMahon

• Rumor Killer On Braun Strowman’s Original Tag Team Partner

GiveMeSport recently posted an article where that noted that the original plan for Braun Strowman at WrestleMania 34 was for Strowman to team up with a returning Bobby Lashley.

However, that’s not the case. As DirtySheets.net reported on multiple occasions, the plan has always been for Strowman to look super-strong at WrestleMania and there was never any plan to choose a partner who would be seen on the same level as Strowman (as that wasn’t the story they were telling).

Dirty Sheets noted that WWE officials were looking at partners like James Ellsworth, Michael Cole or Curt Hawkins, but they eventually went with Nicholas (which they thought was a unique idea).

Strowman & Nicholas went on to capture the RAW Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania 34 with Strowman single-handedly defeating The Bar (Cesaro & Sheamus). Strowman & Nicholas vacated the RAW Tag Team Titles the next night on RAW after WrestleMania 34.

        
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