The Rattlesnake, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin has voiced his concerns about how the WWE is using “The Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman.
Austin believes that “The Monster Among Men” is being used for comedy too much and instead needs to be presented in a more serious fashion.
Austin had the following to say about the booking of Braun Strowman:
“He can work. I’ve been a fan for a couple of years now; but, you’ve got to be careful with what you do with Braun Strowman….dude, you’re Alpha. If you don’t get out there and work and act like Alpha every time you get into the ring, you play Beta or second to anybody, you’re going to start losing your mystique or power.
So I think Braun’s gotta be careful about that. And I don’t want to see Braun Strowman do anything funny. The thing with the Nicholas kid? Great spot for the kid, who wouldn’t want to go out there with a WWE Superstar and do something that they did. But with respect to booking Braun… they’re calling him The Monster Among Men, and Get These Hands on ya and all this other stuff. He’s a little bit like Stone Cold but he’s a lot like Braun Strowman. I don’t need to see a 6’8″, 6’9” 330 pound guy make me laugh, make me smile, bring any warmth to my body – I want to see him go out there and destroy and crush people because he’s capable of doing it and because his desire to hold a gold belt is so great that’s what drives him and spurs him on, he’s been a competitor his whole life, so I think you’ve got to book him as a power guy.”
Austin went on to add:
“…maybe they’re trying to show the versatility in him, so that he appeals to different people, but, to me, I think his greatest appeal is the fact that he’s ‘The Monster Among Men’ and you need to focus on that.”