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Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship 26 48.15%
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Is Braun Strowman vs AJ Styles a bigger match than Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns?

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Lemme hear what you think, maybe I've missed something but Strowman vs Styles is the bigger match? Way I see it, it has three things over Reigns vs Lesnar: momentum, freshness, and unpredictability

AJ Styles and Braun Strowman are the two most over guys in the WWE rn, I feel I had to clarify that

Freshness: Reigns/Lesnar is been there done that. It was even the same scenario w/ Reigns challenging and Lesnar as champ. The only difference now is the red color on the strap. Styles vs Strowman would feature two of the WWE's hottest commodities (Strowman arguably the most over guy in the company rn and Styles in that upper echelon) in a match that has never been done

Momentum: Reigns/Lesnar has no momentum because it's been so obvious for so long that everyone is resigned to it. There's no wind in the sails here, these guys are both established marquee stars, there's not much at stake. Whereas Strowman is a volcano ready to pop off and Styles is teetering between becoming a bona-fide S-rank superstar or a run of the mill main eventer

Unpredictability: We KNOW Reigns is leaving NOLA as Universal Champion and even though money would be on Strowman to beat AJ, it's not as obvious as it seems. First, would they really have a Raw superstar beat the Smackdown champion? Then, would they want Reigns and Strowman to be world champs at the same time, effectively barring any matches between the two (and any burials of Braun)?

Drama, Spectacle, Build: Drama and build are so, so, so important when it comes to selling a match and building that Big Fight Feel. A match that doesn't look huge on paper can become a main event with a proper build. The spectacle of Braun winning the Royal Rumble and then defecting to the other brand, demanding the attention of the Champion for a match he didn't expect would probably entertain audiences way more than the guaranteed stare downs, Heyman promos and brawls that we've seen 1,000 times with Lesnar

Lesnar hasn't done himself any favors: Honestly, his aura is hanging on by a thread and I think he has really hurt crowd interest with his bad matches over the past year(s). But I think even if that's not case, the people are just more interested in Braun right now. As overrated as Yawn Strowman is, he is what Lesnar used to be: the Next Big Thing. And Styles ain't doing too bad in that department either. His currency is quality, audiences look forward to and pay for his matches because he's known to deliver and for that he's one of the biggest and most over superstars in the WWE himself (as overrated as he is)

But that's the way I see it. I don't really have a "dog in this fight" since I think all four of these guys are overrated and wish WWE had a totally different big four at this Wrestlemania. But all this just occurred to me so here's a thread


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Re: Is Braun Strowman vs AJ Styles a bigger match than Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns?

To me? Yes. To the general population? No. Brock is the only actual star of the 4 so whatever match he is in will be the bigger match.



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Re: Is Braun Strowman vs AJ Styles a bigger match than Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns?

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Re: Is Braun Strowman vs AJ Styles a bigger match than Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns?

Reigns/Lesnar for me.
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Re: Is Braun Strowman vs AJ Styles a bigger match than Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns?

I guarantee that Brock/Roman would be a better match then AJ/Braun. Yeah AJ is the best in the company for sure, but both Brock and Roman are miles ahead of Braun in actual wrestling ability.

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Re: Is Braun Strowman vs AJ Styles a bigger match than Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns?

Personally for me? Absoutely. Braun is one of the hottest 'new' stars to be made in recent memory & AJ is a far better Champion than Brock is. The WWE Title also means far more than the Universal Title does, which has zero prestige at this point.

Although, I think Joe vs Styles would be even bigger.

In general though, I think Brock is obviously the 'bigger match'. He's pretty much like the Final Boss of WWE & more recognisable in general. Beating him cleanly would be a big deal for anybody, it's just a shame it has to go to Reigns. Who doesn't need it. Joe/Braun getting that rub would be massive.
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Re: Is Braun Strowman vs AJ Styles a bigger match than Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns?

No. Braun vs Styles would be a shambles. It would be an average match at best and it would end up being Braun destroying AJ for like 99% of the time (what people shit on Brock for). Why would they even fight?

Brock vs Roman is a meme match but that kind of adds to it. Big match feel. It'll actually be a good to great match
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Re: Is Braun Strowman vs AJ Styles a bigger match than Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns?

Uhhhh......yeah. In terms of how they push it, no, but in terms of the crowd interest, yes.

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To me? Yes. To the general population? No. Brock is the only actual star of the 4 so whatever match he is in will be the bigger match.
He's also completely worn out his welcome. Bigger to who? Brock isn't special anymore, it's completely normal to see him now. He doesn't get mainstream attention now, nobody but wrestling fans care about Brock at this point in time. Strowman and AJ are by far the two most over full time wrestlers. Brock may be just as popular, depending on the person you talk to, but he's not blowing the roof off, he's not The Rock, and as far as Roman Reigns goes, Roman Reigns is just not popular. Roman Reigns is a failed act. He has FAILED on the main roster. This is not a John Cena situation where they both got booed so it means the same thing. This is Lex Luger, this is a flop, is what this is. Pushing Roman over Braun is like Vince pushing D'Lo Brown over Austin in 1998 (and no, I'm not in any way saying Strowman is as good or as hot as Austin. I'm saying that's the difference in fan interest between Braun and Roman.).

Nevermind the fact we've already seen the match.

At this point in time, Brock is completely dependent on his opponent to determine how hot something is. When he faced Joe, it was hot, when he faced Strowman, it was hot. When he was gonna face Jinder, absolute DEATH. No one cared. When they switched it to AJ Styles, people went crazy with excitement. And no one cared when it was Brock and Roman the first time, people were dreading the coronation. Remember how DEAD quiet the audience was for that stupid tug of war segment on the go home show? You really think Roman Reigns is gonna get people excited to see a Brock match? Compared to the two hottest guys in the company facing each other? Really? I know that this forum has invented this myth that Roman is an amazing talent, but let's snap back to reality.
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Re: Is Braun Strowman vs AJ Styles a bigger match than Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns?

By all rights AJ Styles vs John Cena should be bigger than any of those match-ups. What's wrong with you people?

Browman and AJ are great but look at the tv-ratings for WWE. It's worse than ever before!!!!
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Re: Is Braun Strowman vs AJ Styles a bigger match than Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns?

AJ and Brawn for me. We have already seen Brock vs Roman.
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