A Grade School Rivalry
Wrestlemania is coming up around the corner and the company seems to be playing up the importance of going to Wrestlemania, but that doesn't mean the build to the event is going well for every match. Shane McMahon vs Braun Strowman has been built up horribly as it is focused on Shane calling Braun stupid. Seriously! Instead of focusing on the idea that Braun was passed over for the Elimination Chamber and screwed out of a title opportunity for no good reason other than technically being Universal Champion and not a former WWE Champion.
In my opinion, that is a better reason for a rivalry to come together between Braun & Shane then just because Shane McMahon is calling him stupid. On Raw this week, he goes over Braun poor academic history again seriously! Shane has been included in a number of hit or miss stories in his career especially since his return, but this one does WWE really struggle this much to come up with something decent for Braun Strowman. Does WWE really doubt the ability of a McMahon to get someone to hate him and feel sympathy for his opponent this much that they have to result to grade school name calling. Really? This rivalry is a waste of television time and Braun Strowman could be doing so much better, but I don't think that WWE believes that as much as I do.
Last time I checked the old McMahon that couldn't speak isn't in the company anymore so I'm not sure why they aren't allowing Shane use his ability to get proper heat. Shane has always had the ability to make people hate him and actually was a top heel on Smackdown a few years ago based on his ability to annoy the audience. His feud with Kevin Owens might've gotten old near the end, but it was one of the main reasons Kevin became a fixture of Smackdown. In my opinion, a short feud with Strowman could've helped him like Shane helped Owens find stable ground on the roster.
This rivalry isn't bad it is the concept that Shane is calling Braun names instead of well something less grade school. For example, showing how important an opportunity at the WWE Championship is it would make a lot of sense if Braun was angry about being passed over for a title shot for no reason, but WWE only looks at titles as props instead of something that is suppose to mean something. Instead of predicting Wrestlemania this year I will piece together my two day card for the event giving explanations for every match on the card with the stipulation that I believe the match should have.
Wrestlemania Night One:
If Braun wins he will get a WWE Championship shot
Shane McMahon vs Braun Strowman
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