David Says Braun Strowman Winning MitB Was A Mistake

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Let me start off by saying that I think Braun Strowman is absolutely fantastic. His character development has come full circle in a matter of two years. He has owned the Monster Among Men persona, and WWE has made him a legitimate unstoppable threat. Meaning it makes sense for him to have won the Money in the Bank contract, right? Wrong.

Yes, he’s been unstoppable. And besides losing to Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar, let’s not get started on those booking decisions, he’s beaten everyone that’s been placed in front of him. At WrestleMania he took on Sheamus & Cesaro with a 10-year-old as a tag team partner and obliterated them. Then he won the Greatest Royal Rumble, when Royal Rumble’s usually don’t favor larger superstars.

And that’s exactly the reason he did not need to win the Money in the Bank briefcase. Strowman has proven that he doesn’t need to cheat to win. He doesn’t need help. He can do it all on his own. When he first faced Lesnar last year, he was moments away from becoming the Universal Champion. Who’s to say with a little more experience, and a cocky Lesnar, he couldn’t dethrone him? The only man on the roster right now to be a legit threat to Lesnar’s reign is Strowman. Reigns has yet to beat Lesnar. Bobby Lashley still seems like a far-fetched dream match. And it doesn’t seem like they will ever let Finn Balor go one-on-one with Lesnar.

That’s my whole point. Strowman is already at the top of the roster. Without the contract he can easily be placed as the #1 contender and no one would be upset. People would actually be thrilled about it. It would make sense.

The idea of the Money in the Bank contract is that the superstar who holds the briefcase can catch the champion off guard and steal the title away from them. This is something that Strowman does not need and others in that match did.

Take Finn Balor for example. He was the first Universal Champion, and unfortunately had to relinquish it due to injury. And for some odd reason has yet to get his rematch for the title. Then when he was rumored to face Lesnar for it, plans changed because it didn’t seem believable that Balor could hold up against him. If that’s the case then Balor would be the ideal candidate to win the Money in the Bank contract.

That same claim can be said about every other superstar in that match, except Braun Strowman. The man has put in the work, and definitely deserves it, but it wasn’t the smart move. Not to mention that Brock Lesnar is never around to be cashed-in on anyway. Anyone else in the match could have benefitted more from holding that briefcase. It would have elevated them to that main event level, which Strowman has already reached.

Overall, I’m not fully disappointed in Strowman winning. Like I said the man deserves it and has earned it. It just would have been a smarter move for someone else to have won it. Here’s hoping Strowman can finally dethrone the Beast.