During a recent edition of Vince Russo’s “The Brand” podcast, Russo talked about this week’s Raw and what WWE is doing with “The Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman. Russo talks about WWE giving longer matches to Strowman on Raw and why that’s hurting him:
“I’m really feeling like the people that they (WWE) have left watching this show, Jeff, all are watching it out of habit. You know what I mean bro, like all watching it because “oh we’ve always watched the WWE, we’ve always watched wrestling”. I say that Jeff and I say that pretty confidently because I just don’t know what you would get excited about over this freaking product.
Here’s what they’re doing. Let me pick this apart for you. Lesnar beat Strowman and he beat him with one F5. So now they have to rebuild Strowman. Okay, that’s what they’re trying to do now. He lost to Lesnar, oh now we got to make him a monster again.
Well, here’s the problem with that. I think they’re making it, like the match with Ambrose and the match with Rollins, I think they’re making these matches go long because I really feel there is a conditioning problem with Strowman. I believe wholeheartedly that may not have been the finish at the match at the pay-per-view but from a wrestler’s perspective, Strowman was blown sky-high.
So, like I’m thinking maybe they’re letting this match with Rollins go long because they want to work on the conditioning of Strowman but here is the only problem.
If he’s going this long with the guy the size of Seth Rollins, he’s no longer a monster. What I’m saying is he’s not a monster at this point. I mean you want to compare him to freakin’ King Kong. You know, King Kong’s free. He’s in the jungle and he runs into a boa constrictor. There’s a little bit of a fight but then King Kong ties the boa constrictor in knots.
That’s not what happened here, bro. This was a competitive contest. You’r trying to condition Strowman but in the meantime you’re taking away the freakin’ monster identity you spend how long you’re trying to create.”