Who needs a title? To say that Braun Strowman took WWE by storm over the last several months would be an understatement. Fans were drooling over the idea of him winning the Universal Title and still are to this day. It should have been a layup, even if some of it was fans just begging for anyone not named Brock Lesnar to have the title. Strowman has won a Tag Team Title, which he vacated the next day because his partner was in the fourth grade, but the World Title has still eluded him. However, in at least one legend’s eyes, that’s not a bad thing.

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During a recent appearance on the Steve Austin Show podcast, Big Show talked about the idea of Strowman winning the title. While Big Show thought Strowman winning the title would be fun for Strowman, he didn’t think that giants like the two of them made for good champions. Big Show talked about how a champion needs to be someone who can be a more complete performer and bring his opponents up to a higher level. Here are his comments, with transcription courtesy of Givemesport.com:

“Sure, is it fun when they win the championship? Absolutely. But [Austin] know[s] as well as I do, when you win that championship, it’s not about getting yourself over. It’s about getting other people up to your level.”

“You need somebody that’s a carpenter, somebody that can do it all: bump, feed, sell, get heat, shine, comeback, It’s A-to-Z. There can’t be any holes in their game. If they’re going to be somebody that carries that title and brings people up around him.

“That’s why John [Cena], for so long, held that title, because John had the ability to work and bring people up around him. People got better by stepping in the ring with him. People got better by stepping in the ring with [Austin]. People got better by stepping in the ring with Triple H.

“Those are signs of what a true champion should be.”

He might not be a good World Champion, but he can do awesome stuff like this.

Ring Collapses during Big Show vs. Braun Strowman: Raw, April 17, 2017

Opinion: I get where Big Show is coming from here. At the end of the day, Strowman is a really glorified monster to be slayed. He doesn’t have a ton of depth to his character and a lot of his matches are built around people bumping like crazy for him. That doesn’t make for the most compelling stories or matches and that has been the case for a long time with giants. Big guys like Kane and Undertaker have the character development to make it work, but Strowman and Big Show are less developed, making it a lot harder to keep them on top. Strowman can be a featured attraction for a long time, but champion is a stretch.

Do you think Strowman can be developed into a long term World Champion? Will he take the title from Lesnar? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 27 wrestling books. His latest book is the NXT: The Full Sail Years Volume III: From Dallas To New Orleans.

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