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WWE PPV Predictions: Fastlane (2017)

wwe-thinks-braun-strowman-will-be-able-to-get-roman-reigns-over-with-the-wwe-universeRoman Reigns v. Braun Strowman

Background:

Had you told me this match would happen last year, I would have rolled my eyes so hard that they would keep spinning for a few minutes. An example of Vince McMahon’s “chosen ones”, both Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman epitomize everything Vince is looking for. Strong, intimidating big men who are built like Olympic gods. However, a lot has changed in a year. Roman is no longer being booked (at least, not as heavily) as the second coming of John Cena, and Braun Strowman has transformed from a plodding giant into an athletic, intimidating monster. Roman Reigns is no longer positioned in a title match at WrestleMania, which makes the results of this feud all the more intriguing as it will likely point to his position on the card come April. Braun Strowman, who has upgraded from bulldozing “local talent” to competing in high profile matches with Kevin Owens, Mark Henry, and a newly rejuvenated Big Show, has looked unstoppable on his rise to stardom. On multiple occasions in the last few weeks, Strowman has left Reigns laid out as he stood tall against one of the company’s biggest stars. Could Strowman be making his next step into superstardom?

Prediction: Roman Reigns

So the answer is no. While Strowman certainly has a bright future as the resident monster as Kane and Big Show reach the end of their careers, Reigns is rumored to have a marquee match against the Undertaker at the show of shows. Whether this is true or not, Reigns will definitely be featured at WrestleMania, and with two losses in one night at the Royal Rumble, Reigns surprisingly needs this win to carry some momentum into April. While a Roman singles loss would be a shocking result that would provide fans with a refreshing change of pace, Reigns is likely to walk out of Milwaukee with a victory, set to face his next big challenge.

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