Some of Braun Strowman's behavior backstage might well be the reason we haven't seen him progress further than his current spot.
Roman Reigns' having to relinquish the Universal Title and take time off to battle leukemia has caused WWE to reshuffle the Raw roster somewhat. For starters, at Crown Jewel last week, a new Universal Champion needed to be crowned. Unfortunately, that honor has once again fallen at the feet of Brock Lesnar.
The reason that came as such a disappointment to most fans was because of the alternative. The Beast Incarnate beat Braun Strowman (again) to become Universal Champion for a second time. Having The Monster Among Men get his big, career-defining moment at Crown Jewel seemed like a no-brainer. Alas, it didn't happen. The era of Lesnar has returned less than three months after we thought we were rid of it.
Strowman is quickly becoming one of those WWE Superstars that is always near the top, but never quite makes it. A revelation by Mike Johnson of PWInsider may have shed some light on why the former Tag Team Champion finds himself in that position. Apparently, Strowman has been arriving late to shows and leaving early. That kind of behavior obviously won't be sitting well with higher-ups at the company.
Truth be told, if it were someone else acting in that way then they would be lucky to make it on to WWE television at all. Tyler Breeze was rumored to have left Raw early one time and has been paying for it ever since. Strowman looking the way that he does and having his star power likely means he gets the benefit of the doubt. However, that leniency only seems to stretch so far.
WWE is looking for a locker room leader on Raw right now in the absence of Reigns. On the surface, it seems like Strowman would be the perfect substitute. However, if he really wants that role, then Raw's Resident Monster might need to change up the way he acts backstage, especially when it comes to his timing and schedule. We want to see him as Universal Champion, but does he want it enough himself?