A few weeks I wrote an article on my top 5 predictions for who Braun Strowman’s tag partner would be at tonight’s Wrestlemania against The Bar. If you missed it, here it is to refresh your memory: https://www.phoenixfm.com/2018/03/26/braun-strowman-tag-partner-predictions/
That article focused on current raw signed superstars. However there are a number of other people not signed to WWE at the moment, who very possibly could make a dream return tonight. Here then are my 5 returning superstar picks for Braun Strowman’s Tag partner.
Batista – The least likely on our list is Batista, who has a long standing love hate relationship with the WWE. If you are to believe the man himself, he has had conversations about a return that were declined a few years ago. But that he would still love to come back to wrestling, if the conditions were right. Now Batista is a big film star, and it would be a massive thing for WWE to resign him, even if it was just for a few matches like they did with Goldberg. Stranger things have happened, and don’t be surprised if you see Batista make an in ring return at some point. Just maybe not as Strowman’s partner.
The Rock – If Batista is now a big film star, Dwayne The Rock Johnson, is the biggest. His rise to Hollywood stardom has been incredible and unmatched by other ex wrestlers… ever! But The Rock is also a very humble down to earth guy, who has made frequent come backs to the WWE. Rumours are flying around that we may see him again this year, and who knows – can you imagine a tag team made up of The Monster Among Men and the Peoples Champ? “Finally, The Rock, has come back… to Wrestlemania!…”
Chris Jericho – Technically I don’t think Jericho has resigned with the WWE yet. However, I think it is a forgone conclusion that he will. His appearances in New Japan were more akin to a good for business break, than a defection to a rival promotion. Chris Jericho is a devoted and talented wrestler who is arguably now in his 40s having his best run. He is constantly re-imagining himself and successfully so. He could make an incredible partner for Strowman.
Rey Mysterio – Rey Mysterio made a phenomenal return for a one off appearance in the 2018 Royal Rumble earlier this year. Despite also being in his 40s, Mysterio looks in incredible shape and was performing the moves with the intensity of a version of himself 20 years younger. Since then, Rey has continually said he would love a return to the WWE and it is almost a forgone conclusion that we will see him return this year. WWE also have history pairing odd couples. The 6”10 Braun Strowman and the 5”6 Rey Mysterio may be an odd looking couple but they could also be an incredible tag team. Rey Mysterio is one of wrestling’s most beloved stars, and this is a pairing that could really make sense. Rey Mystertio is a very credible candidate for Braun Strowman’s mystery partner.
Bobby Lashley – Bobby Lashley had a disappointing time in WWE. there was nothing particularly wrong with it, but it was no where near as good as it could have been. Lashley looks like a star with all the tools at his disposal. However, like so many others, WWE pushed Lashley to quickly and too soon. Since then, Lashley has moved to other wrestling promotions and even MMA. He has honed his skills, taken knocks and successes and has turned into the wrestler that he could have been years ago if WWE had treated him correctly. If you believe the press reports, he is returning to WWE and is all but ready to sign, if he hasn’t signed already. Top that off with the big rumour that he is in New Orleans for tonight’s Wrestlemania and Lashley become s the most likely surprise candidate for Strowman’s partner. It would make incredible sense for him to ease back into the WWE with a partner, and it’s no bad think that that partner is the most over wrestler on the roster. Once Lashley is in his comfortable stride we could see a heel turn and feud with Strowman, Apart from Lesnar (and that ship it seems has sailed) he is the only credible candidate with the size and strength to put Strowman away. They would make an unstoppable tag team and incredible rivalry when the time comes.
Whoever Strowman has as his partner tonight, one thing is guaranteed. The Bar will “get these hands!…”