After having a short heel run with Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre, Braun Strowman turned babyface after Roman Reigns took a medical hiatus to fight against returning Leukemia.
On Tuesday’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed Strowman’s knees and how WWE made a wrong decision by having The Monster Among Men run while looking for Baron Corbin on this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW
“Braun’s knees are shot.” Bryan Alvarez added, “He cannot move.”
Meltzer continued, “The first time when he tried to run, he was ok for a little while. I think he may have hurt himself worse but I knew at Crown Jewel when he walked down that ramp.”
It’s worth noting that Strowman seemed a little off as he made his way to the ring at Crown Jewel. The IWC began to speculate on the issue and it turns out that The Monster is dealing with injury on both knees.
The Monster also took an F5 over the top rope and landed flat on the ringside. That drop could have further aggravated his injury.
It seems quite unlikely that Strowman is going to take time off as WWE is already in a turmoil owing to Reigns’ hiatus. Other RAW Superstars namely Bobby Lashley and Jinder Mahal are also working hurt. Lashley has a separated shoulder and Mahal is suffering from a shoulder injury.
Reigns’ absence has already proved to be a huge blow and WWE needs more drawing power for its upcoming PPVs.
Strowman had earlier served as a top draw for the company and WWE would again want to capitalize on his babyface persona as The Monster is the one to reportedly dethrone The Beast and capture the Universal Championship at Royal Rumble or WrestleMania 35.
His next PPV appearance would see him as a member of the RAW Men’s Team at Survivor Series on November 18. Hopefully, Braun is able to carry the weight till April.