5 Reasons Braun Strowman Should Main Event WWE SummerSlam

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5. Throwback

Back in the early to mid 1990s, a big change took place in the then-WWF. Well, maybe you would call it a small change.

When Vince McMahon was dealing with a federal investigation regarding steroid distribution and abuse, he began putting smaller competitors in the main events. Where once you had Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan, and others with a bodybuilder physique, now you saw Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, and Steve Austin.

The big men never really went away, but over the past few years they’ve definitely been rarer to come by. For every Brock Lesnar, you have a Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose. So putting Braun Strowman in the main event at SummerSlam would be something like a throwback.

Strowman is billed as 6’8, 385 pounds. At his peak in the 1980s, Hulk Hogan was billed as 6’6, 313 pounds – not too far away from Strowman. Sure, Hogan wasn’t a monster in the same sense as Braun, but it’s almost like a return to a bygone era in WWE.

By giving Strowman a spotlight at SummerSlam – the biggest show of the year outside of WrestleMania – would allow WWE to get the best of both worlds. A modern day superstar with today’s talent, but yesterday’s appearance could pull in lapsed fans to watch. More eyes on the product can only be a good thing, right?