Royal Rumble Preview: Kane Vs Braun Strowman Vs Brock Lesnar (1/28/2018)

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Three giants collide in a match reminiscent of the 1980’s.  The Beast, The Devil’s Favourite Demon and the Monster Amongst Men clash for the Universal Championship.  Braun Strowman has been on a warpath in the lead up to this match – just weeks ago he crushed Kane and Brock Lesnar by pulling down part of the stage on top of both men.  Kane and Strowman have been at war ever since TLC when Kane turned on Strowman and put him in a Garbage Truck.

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This only served to anger the Monster Amongst Men who fought Kane on December 11th for the right to face Lesnar for the Universal title.  That match finished as a double count, out as these two brawled all around ringside.   The next week on RAW, all three men shared the same ring as Strowman and Kane made their case for the title shot.  The carnage that ensued after Kurt Angle made this triple threat match, somehow saw all three men stand tall at the end.

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On January 1st Brock Lesnar went head to head with Kane.  Kane chokeslammed Lesnar, who sat up and brawled with Kane before being separated by the rest of the roster.  The following week saw Strowman bury his opponents by crushing them with the stage.  On January 15th, Strowman faced the consequences of his actions.  Angle fired him and unleashed an angry monster.  Strowman wreaked havoc backstage and took over the production truck.  He then held Michael Cole hostage and threatened to beat him up causing Angle to reinstate him.

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In the main event of RAW 25, the three men shared the same ring again for the first time in nearly a month.  Chaos ensued almost immediately as Brock Lesnar left Kane laying before being manhandled by Strowman.  Strowman stood tall heading into the title match as he put Lesnar through an announce table.

Who’s Winning?

A legend like Kane can never be ruled out.  The devil’s favorite demon has been as imposing as ever since his return.  Strowman has come out on top and looks to be the favorite going in.  You can never look past the Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar especially at the Royal Rumble.  In non-rumble matches, Lesnar is 4-0.  The favourite going in will be Strowman but we can’t look past Lesnar,  Kane isn’t getting any younger and it will be interesting to see him keep up with his opponents.


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