By RJ Marceau
This year’s SummerSlam card doesn’t have the same pop that the past installments have due to the lack of exciting matchups. The past shows has featured Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton, The Undertaker, and John Cena. I don’t hate that but people wanted to see Brock face younger, developing stars. This year he will face three guys that he has only encountered twice.
Brock Lesnar faced Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 31 in a match that wasn’t hyped to be that good but they contested a good match even before Seth Rollins had cashed in. Last month, Brock faced Samoa Joe at Great Balls of Fire in another good contest so on paper this match should be good. When it comes down to this match and who will or should win I have only one name for you: Braun Strowman. I know some people feel like Samoa Joe should or will win but no one has been more must-see in 2017 than Strowman. Raw was average at best when Strowman was out with his elbow injury but has been must-see since his return.
All his matches with Roman Reigns have been entertaining and hard-hitting. He has been an absolute monster and a highlight each and every week. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe seems like the next direction for these two with Joe interfering in the match last week. Brock Lesnar has been a decent champion since winning at WrestleMania 33 but they need to strike when the iron's hot on Strowman. Lesnar loses on Sunday to leave for a bit and show back up around the Royal Rumble.
Reigns and Samoa Joe feud for a bit and they find a new challenge for Strowman. I think they could have Cena come over to Raw. Cena vs. Strowman with Cena putting over Strowman to build him up even bigger. The issue with Strowman is if he loses they have already had him feud with Reigns so they don’t have any other big babyfaces for him to feud with. I will be beyond pissed if the “Monster Amongst Men” doesn’t leave Brooklyn with the Universal Championship. WWE has let me down before with Braun Strowman but with the reactions he has gotten and the buzz around him, they would be stupid to not put the strap on Braun.