WWE Great Balls of Fire: Strowman Can Turn the WWE Fans Against Him

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2. Capitalize on Roman Reigns’ victory at WrestleMania

If Roman Reigns wasn’t hated before WrestleMania, he certainly is now after his pinfall victory over The Undertaker at this year’s Showcase of the Immortals.

He is now one of only two men in history to oust the legendary phenom at the annual spectacle, and the response he was met with the following night on Raw is a telling tale of just what the WWE Universe thinks about it. And of course, Roman Reigns makes matters much worse for himself every single time he brings it up.

Sure, you can’t expect somebody to beat The Undertaker and not brag about it, but even Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar try to be smart about mentioning WrestleMania XXX when trying to look like the good guys. Every single time they mention it, it gets a chorus of boos from the fans, so if Roman Reigns is ever going to look like a baby face, he’s going to have to be smart about the “it’s my yard now” comments as well.

That said, one way to harness the aggression surrounding WrestleMania’s main event would be to flip the script a little and have Strowman be the one to bring it up.

If one thing’s for sure about WWE, it’s that the fans’ collective respect for The Undertaker knows no bounds. So what’s the best way to take advantage of that?

Why not have Braun Strowman start undermining Reigns’ win at WrestleMania, by sullying the good name of The Deadman and proclaiming that if he was able to beat Reigns at Payback, then surely The Undertaker isn’t all he’s cracked up to be.

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WWE won’t usually belittle huge career accomplishments like this, on the off-chance that the fans actually start drinking the Kool-Aid, but in this scenario surely nobody would humor a man when The Undertaker’s legacy is in question.

Having Strowman go in on The Undertaker like this wouldn’t get Roman Reigns any more fans than he has, but it will, in all likelihood, cause some viewers to turn on “The Monster Among Men”. If that’s enough to blur the lines of fan support between the two before the pay-per-view then it will be a step in the right direction at least.