Braun Strowman has a pretty important match set up for himself at Hell In A Cell, but he had to cash in his Money In The Bank briefcase to get it. Now he is no longer the Monster In The Bank, but he is now a heel and cashed in his briefcase like a total babyface. But this strategy might be for a reason.
Strowman is a huge heel and part of a stable on Raw that is currently getting a huge push up to the top. Now it appears that he is in line for a title opportunity but cashing in his briefcase without the notice and losing his match won’t hurt him as much as it would if he would have gone the typical heel route.
Bryan Alvarez opened up on this subject during Wrestling Observer Live where he explained why WWE would have gone this direction as to not kill a top heel and also keep their Big Dog Universal Champion.
“To me, you’re a geek it you do the out of nowhere cash-in and fail. Because when you do the out of nowhere cash-in the whole idea is the other guy already had a match and he is unprepared so you should win.”
“But Bruan Stowman, and this was somehow part of his heel turn, he challenged Roman Reigns to the match 4 weeks in advance. So technically it’s a cash-in but it’s not. They’re both going in fresh. It’s a different kind of match so I think Braun Strowman can and will lose this match. I don’t think it’s going to hurt him.”
Only time will tell what WWE does in this situation. After all, anything can happen and plans can get changed on a dime for any reason backstage with Vince McMahon in charge. He could even read this article and decide to go another direction. So we’ll just have to see. But for now, it looks like WWE has figured out a clever way to get rid of Strowman’s MITB briefcase and still keep some heat on him.
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