That would explain a few things. Wrestling is a weird form of entertainment as you are never know what you should believe. The entire industry is built around lying to the fans and trying to make them believe that what they are seeing is real. That can make for some odd moments as you might not know what is real and what is a storyline, which might be the case again.

This week on Monday Night Raw, the men’s Survivor Series team were put into a series of matches to crown a new #1 contender to the WWE Championship. The team members plus Randy Orton and Bobby Lashley were put into a series of matches to set up a #1 contenders triple threat match. One name was missing from the qualifying matches though and while WWE gave a reason why, the real reason might be different.

According to Wrestling Observer Radio, Braun Strowman may have suffered an injury that forced him out of the #1 contenders qualifying matches. Strowman, who was suspended during Monday Night Raw for attacking Adam Pearce, could have injured his knee during Survivor Series, though that has yet to be confirmed. Before Monday Night Raw went on the air this week, Strowman was reported as the next challenger to WWE Champion Drew McIntyre for Tables, Ladders And Chairs on December 20. It is unclear if Strowman will be available for the show.

That would explain things. Check out why Strowman was suspended:

Opinion: This would explain a few things, but there is always the chance that it could be a mixture of both a legitimate injury and a storyline. Strowman could be injured, but there is always the chance that he is able to interfere in the triple threat match and then make it to the pay per view title match anyway. McIntyre vs. Strowman could be good, so hopefully we get to see it in some way.

Do you want to see Strowman vs. McIntyre? Who else should get the shot? Let us know in the comments below.

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