It hasn’t been the best 12 months or so for Braun Strowman, but his quick loss against Bobby Lashley on Raw this past week was certainly a low point in his year. The Monster Among Men was expected to be one of the main stars in 2020 after winning his first world title by beating Goldberg at WrestleMania, but his reign was ultimately disappointing, and he later dropped the title to The Fiend.
There hasn’t been anything substantial for Strowman to enjoy over recent months, and a title opportunity at Mania this year now looks out of the question. But, could there still be something happening behind the scenes to salvage a big moment at the biggest show of the year?
WWE News: Strowman vs Shane McMahon
There have been various reports that Shane McMahon is set to wrestle at this year’s Mania, and it has been also teased that Strowman could be the man to take on McMahon. It’s unlikely that many members of the WWE Universe will be that thrilled to see McMahon returning to the ring once again, as the shine from his shock returns has certainly diminished.
However, a match against Shane does at least put Strowman in a relatively big spot on the biggest card of the year. There is also likely to be some big stunt as part of McMahon’s reason for coming back, which means Strowman could be made to look a million dollars should they have a hard-hitting match against each other.
WWE News: Build An Upcoming Star
Instead of having a big match for himself this year, Strowman could instead be put in a match that could build up a future star. There is still something to settle between Keith Lee and Strowman, which could make that a viable match for Mania. It would also be a big moment for Lee, and a star could be born should he pick up a massive win over the superstar that beat Goldberg just 12 months earlier.
There could also be interest in seeing two giants go at it at Mania this year, which could mean that AJ Styles’ sidekick Omos could get himself involved with Strowman. That would certainly make for a compelling match, as there are very few stars that can compete with the size advantage of Strowman, but Omos could.