Things Get Heated Between Braun Strowman and Shane McMahon as the Monster Among Men Loses to the Hurt Business

Published 03/02/2021, 7:30 AM EST


WWE Raw saw a bizarre tag team match, with Braun Strowman teaming up with Adam Pearce. Pearce and Strowman took on the Raw Tag Team Champions the Hurt Business, with the titles on the line.

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If you’re wondering how this match was booked out of nowhere, Shane McMahon returned to Monday Night Raw and booked Strowman in this strange encounter.

Braun Strowman paired with Adam Pearce by Shane McMahon

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Braun Strowman stormed to the ring, angry over his Elimination Chamber snub. Despite claiming that every member in the Chamber was a former WWE Champion, the Monster had a bone to pick with Shane.

Shane booked Strowman to be in tag team action against a mystery partner and awaited the reveal.

Braun claimed the Elimination Chamber PPV sucked without him in it. They left him out as he wasn’t a former WWE Champion, which every participant in the match was.

Out walked Shane McMahon, who asked the Monster to chill. He talked to Strowman about misdirected anger and conflict resolution, before revealing his mystery partner to be none other than Adam Pearce! The WWE official was not happy at all with Shane’s decision.

The confident champions, Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin strutted out, as they looked set to run through Strowman and Pearce. It would be a mystery how Strowman and Pearce would cooperate, especially since the latter suspended the former in 2020.

Story of the match

Strowman dominated the Raw Tag Team Champions, running through them with a shoulder block. He then launched Alexander out of the ring who landed on the mat viciously.

He tortured Alexander, working on his midsection and crushing him under hiss weight,. Strowman went for the shoulder block in the corner, but Alexander just avoided it.

The champions double teamed Strowman, but the Monster Among Men crushed Benjamin with a running Powerslam. Shane McMahon climbed on the apron and told Strowman to tag Pearce in. He begrudgingly tagged Pearce in,  but Shelton Benjamin quickly rolled him up with an inside cradle for the win!

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The champions retained to no one’s surprise, but they made Strowman look like an absolute fool. Shane McMahon is surely getting his comeuppance from the Monster.

All signs point towards a WrestleMania match between Shane and the former Universal Champion. Irrespective of his opponent, McMahon only needs a time, place and platform to jump off something huge,

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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