Kudos to VInce McMahon for greenlighting this.
The internet went NUTS after Braun Strowman deadlifted a 10-ton semi-truck. Like The Ambulance Flip he did last year, I cued the video to the beginning of the lift. For those who question how this is even possible, Strowman does have something in common with the recently retired Mark Henry: He is a Strong Man Competator. Meaning flipping an Ambulance or a Semi-Truck is well within his capabilities. As a reminder, the truck is twice as heavy as the Ambulance he clipped last year.
To those who keep questioning this, last week’s backstage takedown involving Brock Lesnar and Ken and the Ambulance: Yes it was 100% Strowman. Look him up under his real name, Adam Scherr. He’s capable of ALOT more than what we’ve seen and it’s exactly why even against Lesnar he can’t go full power. It’s for their own safety.
Again, Kudos to Vince for consenting to the The Monster Among Men showing the world why he has that nickname. Displays of power like that by him are always good. There is never a time when it will ever be bad. More so now that WWE seems to have finally have embraced the idea of having two or more top superstars at the same time. It helps they have alot of options in the rare event both Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman are unavailable for some reason (Time off or Injury).
That said, WWE is dropping strong hints Strowman will get the honor of being the first WWE Superstar to cleanly pin Lesnar for the top title at Wrestlemania since he returned to WWE in 2012. As a reminder, Lesnar lost the title at Wrestlemania 31 BUT he wasn’t involved in the decision. Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in The Bank briefcase during the match involving Lesnar and Roman Reigns to make it a Triple Threat match, then he pinned Roman Reigns to win the title.
How I see this being set up is Kane wins the title at the Royal Rumble by pinning Lesnar but drops it to Lesnar in the February PPV via Rematch Clause. Then Strowman vs. Lesnar is set for Wrestlemania. That makes the most sense plus you allow Kane to have one more title run while putting Over Strowman as he has been. WWE kept the top title away from Strowman on purpose so they could slowly develop his character. Now it’s time for him to taste some gold!