In case you haven't been watching WWE programming in the last month, Braun Strowman has been on a tear. By now, everyone is well aware of just how strong the Monster Among Men truly is. But, this new stretch of unbelievable feats of strength is downright astonishing. He's thrown people around as if they're children. He turned over an ambulance with absolutely no production assistance out of the camera's view. Last week on Raw, he threw Kalisto in a dumpster and tossed it off the stage. At Payback, he took a door off an ambulance - it all made me think. What if Strowman had been around at a time when his strength could've been used for good? I've thought of at least 10 instances when WWE needed his...well....brawn.
10. When Shane McMahon didn't break the glass at King of the Ring - Kurt Angle should've never tried to suplex McMahon through that glass pane. It didn't break, and they had to re-do the move, therefore increasing the danger in it. Well, they could've paused. Angle could've summoned Strowman and he would've suplexed McMahon right through the glass on the first try. I mean, sure, there's also a chance that Strowman would've thrown McMahon clean to catering. But, at the very least, Angle and McMahon wouldn't be as embarrassed as they were when the glass failed to bust.
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9. That time Mark Henry rolled up a frying pan -If you've never been shopping for basic cooking utensils, you probably don't realize how expensive they are. On an episode of Smackdown, Henry rolled up a nice frying pan for no good reason. Strowman could've unrolled it if he had been apart of the roster back then. Then, they could've returned it to Bed, Bath, & Beyond and got their money back.
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8. When Papa Shango was late to hit the ring at Wrestlemania VIII - Back in 1992, Hulk Hogan delivered an Earth-shaking leg drop to Sid Justice. But, the unthinkable happened...Justice kicked out. That's because Papa Shango didn't hit the ring in time to break up the count. Well, guess what - if Strowman was around to carry Papa Shango to the ring, he wouldn't have been late.
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7. Any time someone was locked in a locker room ever -It's an age-old wrestling trope. If you don't watch those slimy heels, they're liable to lock your tag team partner in the locker room. Or, they'll barricade the door shut. Then, they just double team you and beat you down. Overall, it's just a poor experience. Well, you'd never have to worry about that if Strowman was around to bust through doors.
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6. Wrestlemania 22 -Think of how hard it must have been to engineer a stage that raised for cars to drive under! You know engineering things never comes cheap, either. Well, the whole thing could've been averted if Strowman was around in 2006. He could've hoisted that bad boy up for JBL's limo and still had enough gas in the tank for C.M. Punk to ride out on that car for John Cena's entrance, too.
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5. When Dean Ambrose was pinned under a forklift -How many guys were crowding that forklift? It was just sitting there, literally crushing Ambrose's ribs. And, what could that group of referees even do? Nothing! If Strowman worked Tuesdays, maybe Ambrose wouldn't have been at risk of losing his career.
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4. During Shawn Michaels' entrance at Wrestlemania 25 -I'm not sure how much the hydraulic podium that Michaels descended into the arena on cost. But, surely, harnessing him up with some sort of pulley system and having Strowman lower him onto the stage would've been much more cost-efficient. Maybe with all of this money saved, they could've afforded to keep Damien Sandow around.
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3. After the Triple H-Undertaker match at Wrestlemania XXVIII - After the "End of an Era" Hell in a Cell match at Wrestlemania XXVIII, it felt like an hour passed as Undertaker and Shawn Michaels tried to help Triple H out of the ring and up the ramp. I can't say I blame any of them for being in rough shape. That match was a brutal display of aggression and raw emotion. But, Strowman could've just loaded 'em up and carried 'em out of the arena on his shoulder if he was there. Then, they may have even saved enough time to have another match!
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2. During Rey Mysterio's entrance -I'm no technical expert, but it seems like not setting up a metal trap door with a spring-loaded launch pad is easier than setting up a metal trap door with a spring-loaded launch pad. If Strowman was around throughout Mysterio's WWE career, he could've simply thrown Mysterio up through some sort of opening in the stage. I'd imagine they'd save a ton of production money that way.
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1. When the TitanTron fell on Vince McMahon - In the summer of 2008, WWE's ratings were so bad that McMahon decided to give away a million dollars to one lucky fan each week. I'm not quite sure that's a better option than...let's say...committing to make the product better, but that's why I'm here writing articles and McMahon is running the WWE. Nonetheless, it did drum up some publicity before WWE realized giving away a million dollars each week to some random fan with no return on investment was a poor business model. In the big blowoff to the segment, the TitanTron literally collapsed onto McMahon.
I highly recommend looking the segment up, if for no other reason than hearing McMahon muttering the infamous words, "Paul - I can't feel my legs." Dozens of men had to work together to get McMahon out from under the rubble. But, if Strowman had been around back then, he could've easily lifted it all on his own. McMahon wouldn't have had to miss a second of television time.
It's borderline tragic that Strowman wasn't around for some of these moments. His services would've been highly useful.