WWE recently decided to release Braun Strowman along with several other superstars. Braun Strowman was last seen fighting in a Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania BackLash. No one even dreamed about Braun Strowman’s release from WWE, so fans were quite surprised to hear the news of his release.
If reports are to be believed, Braun was being paid a lot since he signed a new contract in the year 2019 and Vince probably did not want to spend much money on Strowman. Braun Strowman had a great first run in WWE, but there were some important matches that Strowman lost. In this article, we are going to mention 5 big matches in which Braun Strowman should have won.
5- Braun Strowman should have won at WWE Elimination Chamber 2019
Braun Strowman became the new face after Roman Reigns took a break due to leukaemia, and during this time Baron Corbin emerged as his biggest enemy. Although this feud could have proved to be very good, WWE dragged this feud too long. Let us tell you, Braun Strowman faced Baron Corbin in a no disqualification match at Elimination Chamber 2019.
Strowman should have easily defeated Corbin, however, due to the intervention of Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley, Corbin won the match. Corbin could not celebrate this victory for long, and the very next day of the show, Strowman took his revenge by defeating Corbin in a tables match. Although Strowman’s loss at Elimination Chamber didn’t hurt much, his defeat didn’t make sense.
4- Braun Strowman loses the WWE IC Championship at Elimination Chamber 2020
Braun Strowman became the new IC Champion after defeating Shinsuke Nakamura during an episode of WWE SmackDown in January 2020, marking his first singles title win in the company. However, Strowman could not hold the title for long and lost to Sami Zayn in a 3-on-1 handicap match at Elimination Chamber.
Although Sammy deserved to be champion, Strowman had only 36 days to become champion and this was his first title defense. This is why Strowman should not have been defeated in Elimination Chamber 2020 and should have allowed him to remain champion for a long time.
3- Braun Strowman lost at WWE Crown Jewel 2019
Braun Strowman faced boxing legend Tyson Fury at WWE Crown Jewel 2019. In this match, Strowman collapsed after receiving a knockout punch from Fury and was defeated by count-out. Although Strowman was not pinned in this match, he still appeared weak.
If WWE wanted Tyson to win in this match, then superstars like Big Show or Baron Corbin should have made his opponent. Prior to this match, Strowman had lost to Seth Rollins in a Universal Championship match and was also attacked by The Fiend. This is the reason why Strowman needed to win in this match and through this victory, he could get back the momentum.
2- Lost against Roman Reigns at WWE Fastlane 2017
After splitting from Bray Wyatt in the WWE Brand Split, Braun Strowman defeated Jobbers as well as stars like Sami Zayn, Sincara, and 7 in the 2017 Royal Rumble match. Eliminating himself had established himself as a monster. Strowman then started a feud with Roman Reigns during a Universal Championship match.
However, at Fastlane 2017, Roman defeated Braun Strowman in his first pinfall defeat in WWE. Strowman’s character suffered a lot due to this defeat and due to this he was out of the spotlight. Strowman then appeared at WrestleMania competing in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal match and Strowman was defeated in this match.
1- Braun Strowman defeats at WWE Crown Jewel 2018
After Roman Reigns left the WWE Universal Championship, Braun Strowman replaced him as the top superstar. Strowman had a chance to become the company’s biggest star and should be the new Universal Champion at Crown Jewel 2018. However, in this event, Brock Lesnar defeated Strowman to become the new Universal Champion.
If Strowman won this match and became the new Universal Champion, it would have benefited him greatly. Being the new Universal Champion in this match would have given Strowman a chance to headline WrestleMania 35. However, the loss in this match marked the beginning of his downfall as a top star.