WWE is lacking a legitimate top male star at the moment. Over on Monday Night Raw, Brock Lesnar reigns as the Universal Champion. However, with the absence of Roman Reigns from WWE TV – whose away battling leukemia at the moment – Lesnar lacks a top-level challenger for the title.
Braun Strowman looks like he’s being groomed for a title feud with “The Beast,” however, he’s currently dealing with recovery from elbow surgery. It remains unclear if WWE will pursue plans for a match between Lesnar and Strowman at WrestleMania this year. While Strowman has been pushed as a top star on Raw, he has yet to capture a singles title in his career with WWE.
The only man who comes close to being WWE’s top male star right now is Seth Rollins. WWE has big WrestleMania plans for Rollins. Click here for those spoiler plans. Fans have really gotten behind “The Architect” in recent months and would like to see him receive a big push as WWE’s top star.
Recently, WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross took to his podcast, “The Ross Report,” and echoed those same sentiments. He said he’d like for the WWE to give Rollins the opportunity to be the top star the company needs at the moment, given their current predicament:
“Seth Rollins is a GREAT wrestler and when the company makes a firm commitment to get behind him at every turn of the road so that they got their next Cena on site, then we’ll see Seth continue to go up the ladder and finally reside in that promise land of legitimate WrestleMania level year-in year-out main eventers.
“That’s a whole team effort as I said earlier. I don’t feel the commitment that Rollins is our next guy. Are they just waiting for Roman Reigns to come back after he’s kicked leukemia’s ass? Are they just waiting for Braun Strowman to get back into the picture? I think the thing to do is give the guy the chance to be the guy.
“And if he can be beaten out of that spot because of ability and performance, so be it. Not just a ‘this guy looks a little more impressive in an 8×10 type thing.’”
H/T WrestleZone for the transcriptions