Braun Strowman’s upcoming Steel Cage Match at WWE WrestleMania 37 is proving to be one of the most polarizing contests on the card. The build to the bout has utilized everything from slime to report cards, and this storyline has garnered plenty of criticism. But WWE Hall of Famer Booker T still thinks that McMahon and Strowman could surprise the fans when it’s all said and done.
In a recent episode of “The Hall of Fame” podcast, Booker T argued that McMahon is trying to do something few, if any, other stars have — he wants to bring a truly memorable match out of Strowman.
“I think Shane [McMahon] is trying something here,” said Booker T. “Shane is trying to do something with Braun Strowman, perhaps that no one else has, and that’s get something out of him that no one else has gotten out of Braun Strowman as well. Let’s just think about Braun Strowman matches. How many of them do you really remember and say, ‘Man, you remember that Braun Strowman match with such and such?’ How many of them? I can’t think of one, okay.
“You can’t really think of a moment that Braun Strowman has really had inside the squared circle as, not just the Monster Among Men, but as a wrestler, having that memorable moment, that match that, man, was so over the top. I think that’s what Shane McMahon is trying to do more than anything. Take Braun Strowman to a place that perhaps not one of the boys on the roster could take him.”
Booker T then stated that McMahon might be approaching this storyline in an entirely different way because he’s emphasizing its narrative aspects.
“Shane may be looking at it [from] a total different perspective, Shakespeare wise, than anybody else is gonna be looking at it,” said Booker T. “So I’m waiting on the finishing product with that match right there. I think at the end of the day, you [are] gonna see something out of this story that you’re gonna go, ‘Wow, I didn’t see that coming,’ hopefully.”
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