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In this edition of Let’s Talk I want to talk about Braun Strowman’s championship match at No Mercy. The smartest thing for WWE to do at No Mercy is to put the championship on Braun. Why? Here’s why. Since Braun was repackaged, slightly, and going solo on Raw he has been a force to be reckoned with. His booking since day one has been centered around the fact that he is an unstoppable beast. Usually when people start off crushing jobbers, they level out when they get around the midcard. However, WWE not only didn’t slow him down in the midcard, they barely put him there at all. It was a short feud with Sami Zayn, that did wonder for both men, and then he was off to the top of the card. WWE then did the unthinkable, they put Braun in a rivalry with Roman Reigns…and let him win. Roman Reigns has been fairly untouchable over the last several years, even beating the Undertaker at WrestleMania, something only he and Brock Lesnar have accomplished. Braun then conquer the man that concurred the Undertaker at WrestleMania. Something myself and many others didn’t see coming. Braun man handled Roman, and even though Roman kept coming back, all it did was give Braun another chance to knock Roman down. Fans adore Braun because of his ability to not only beat, but destroy obstacles in his path, an unstoppable force. Now, Braun is going up against his largest challenge yet, Brock Lesnar. No matter how you look at Lesnar, as a mark or smark, Lesnar is almost untouchable, immovable from the number one spot.
Which brings me to No Mercy. What happens when the unstoppable force meets the immovable object? Well, in this case, the unstoppable force needs to win. It puts Braun over as a mega-star. Cementing him at the top for the rest of his career. The years and years of putting Lesnar over countless top stars, breaking the Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak, all of that then transfers over to Braun Strowman. Exactly how it should be. Beating the Undertaker’s streak should have always gone to someone younger, with massive talent and potential. (I still stand by the fact it should’ve gone to CM Punk, but that’s a subject for another Let’s Talk.) When Brock broke the streak, it left people wondering why? What did Brock Lesnar gain? Brock has been untouchable (with the exception of the asinine Goldberg booking) against everyone he’s gone up again. All of that momentum, all of those victories, all of the time spent building Brock Lesnar into something WWE has never seen before, that gets transferred over to Braun Strowman.
Why does it have to be No Mercy? I’m glad you asked. It can’t be a traditional WWE rivalry where the good guy chases the title and wins by DQ and chases the championship for 2-3 PPV events. Braun is a destroyer, and he needs to shock the world with just how easily he destroys The Beast. There can be no teasing, no dusty finishes, no hesitation. Braun’s victory must be without question in order to solidify him as the new top guy. WWE decided to pull the trigger on Braun vs Brock now instead of at Royal Rumble or WrestleMania, that’s their decision, but they still need to treat this match as if it’s main eventing WrestleMania. The great thing about this matchup is that neither Brock nor Braun are faces or heels. Both guys float above the labels, they’re both just monsters. When Braun wins, he can defend the title against both faces and heels. It won’t feel out of place for Braun for go up against Seth Rollins, and then to go against Bray Wyatt. They have a golden opportunity with Braun Strowman, but they need to make sure they capitalize on that opportunity correctly.