Here on Cultaholic yesterday, we proposed 10 reasons as to why Roman Reigns should be the face of WWE. Some of you reacted as though we’d modestly proposed contaminating the world’s clean water supply with nuclear waste. But hey, what’s life without a little melodrama?
Today, we look at an individual who garners a little more respect than Reigns does, which is possibly the understatement of the year. In less than three years on WWE’s main roster, Braun Strowman has gone from one-note mass of flavourless humanity to the most compelling and fascinating performer on any of the brands. The Strowman we see today is extraordinary, even if it took us a bit of time before we saw what he could potentially be.
The question here is simple: should Braun Strowman be the face of WWE? Does “The Monster Among Men” have what it takes to pick up the ball that has been passed down from champions that defined the eras before his time?
To put it mildly, WWE could do a lot worse than letting Strowman carry that ball for some length of time. There are many reasons why beastly Braun should be the one that gets the biggest spotlight shone his way. Here are 10 of them…
10. For God’s Sake, Just Look At Him
Guys that look like Braun Strowman don’t just fall out of the sky. Billed at 6’8 and a whopping 385 pounds, Strowman is more than just staggering numbers. That stated weight is distributed into that 6’8 frame in such a way that he’s just so imposing. His arms are bigger than a cruiserweight’s leg. You could hold WrestleMania 35 on his torso.
Outside of his gargantuan structure are his menacing eyes. His wide-eyed glare, complete with gritted teeth, lends him a level of scariness that he could maintain, even if he were five inches shorter or 100 pounds lighter – or both. Some big men in wrestling don’t have the gravitas needed to impose on a stare alone, but Strowman certainly does.