4. Braun Strowman
I mean, this is pretty much a done deal at this point if the past few weeks are any indication.
First, Strowman appeared on Raw Underground and after laying waste, confronted Dabba Kato. Then, Strowman defeated Kato in what was dubbed the latter’s first loss (above). Just draft Strowman to Raw and have Kato’s first big in-ring feud be with the “Monster among Men.”
At least, that’s what it seems like they’re building toward, right?
In any case, Strowman has arguably been one of the worst acts on SmackDown, partly due to being thrust into the role of Universal Championship at WrestleMania after Reigns withdrew from the company due to coronavirus concerns. His feud and matches with The Fiend didn’t help as Strowman struggled on the promo end (exacerbated by Bray Wyatt’s skills on the mic), and their feud-culminating Swamp Match was hit or miss.
Let’s also remember Raw is the show that transformed Strowman from the fourth member of The Wyatt Family to “Monster among Men.” This was aided largely due to his matches with Reigns and the various feats of strength he performed, so maybe staying on SmackDown would be beneficial to Strowman.
However, that’s only one feud that draws my interest.
On Raw, aside from the aforementioned Kato, Strowman can tangle with Bobby Lashley and possibly MVP. Challenging and/or holding a “mid-card” title may actually be the best spot for Strowman to grow both on the mic and in the ring.
How about a Monster among Men taking on the Limitless One in Keith Lee, last night’s double count-out farce aside? This would be a good way to show the skills and athleticism of both big men.
Lastly, give me Strowman taking on any number of smaller wrestlers who can take Strowman’s bumps like their bodies are being utterly decimated. That list includes Ali, Ricochet, Cedric Alexander, Rey Mysterio, Murphy, and Dominik Mysterio. I’ll admit, I just want to see how the younger Mysterio would do against such a large opponent considering he’s acquitted himself well thus far.
Strowman + Raw = a rejuvenated Monster.