WWE Royal Rumble 2017: 3 Reasons Braun Strowman Should Not Win

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Braun Strowman, Credit: WWE.com

Braun Strowman may seem like a strong choice for the Royal Rumble, but there are reasons why he shouldn’t win this year.

Braun Strowman has greatly improved in a lot of areas since he first came onto the WWE main roster. Last year, Strowman felt like a natural fit for the Wyatt Family. But with two other big men supporting Bray Wyatt in Luke Harper and Erick Rowan, Strowman was often looked at as another big man with a big beard.

He was limited at the time in terms of in-ring skill. There was no denying that Braun Strowman showed a lot of potential as a big, strong superstar. But the opportunities to be able to shine as a WWE superstar weren’t there in the Wyatt Family. However, Strowman is one of many who have benefitted from the WWE Draft in July.

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Braun Strowman has become a mountain among men on the Raw brand. The WWE did the right thing in having him mow down a list of “local competitors” and some lower-tier superstars. Some might feel there is some momentum as he enters the 2017 Royal Rumble match. It would be a quick rise to the WrestleMania main event spotlight if he won the 30-man battle royal.

There’s a good chance that Braun Strowman will eventually be someone who dominates the Royal Rumble. Maybe in a fashion similar to another dominant monster by the name of Kane. With certain big men looking at eventual retirement, WWE has someone in Strowman who could be capable of filling that void.

But to have Strowman make that kind of jump this soon seems a bit too quick. He’s only been in professional wrestling since first attending the WWE Performance Center in 2013. And there are additional reasons why Strowman should not win the main event at the 2017 Royal Rumble.