Braun Strowman lost a match to Sami Zayn on this week's episode of Monday Night Raw - thanks to interference from Baron Corbin and Drew McIntyre - thus tanking the Monster Among Men out of the men's Money in the Bank ladder match this Sunday.
As part of the match stipulation, Zayn will replace Strowman in the match, but this doesn't mean the latter is about to be pushed down again.
According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Ringside News), Strowman might be battling an arm injury right now. Meltzer observed the band on Strowman's arm, which indicates a potential biceps or triceps injury.
But even though he may be hurting, Meltzer added that the injury is not why Strowman was taken out of the Money in the Bank match. Rather, Meltzer said Strowman losing his spot to Zayn "is part of a longer storyline that will play out."
With that, it doesn't seem like WWE is going to stop pushing Strowman again. He's been feuding with McIntyre and Corbin for a while, and after the duo teamed up to attack Strowman on Monday, it seems llike WWE is going to continue that rivalry for the long run.
Strowman was in the midst of a main event push last year, winning both the 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble and the men's MITB ladder match. He cashed it in for a bout against Roman Reigns at Hell in a Cell, but that match ended in a no contest after Brock Lesnar interfered and attacked both.
WWE has stopped pushing Strowman much ever since, although he did win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. We'll find out soon enough if WWE revisits a Strowman push, or if he'll be stuck in the mid-card for the long run.
What This Means
If Strowman is working through an injury, then it makes sense for WWE to take him out of the MITB match. The loss to Zayn sets up Strowman for a program with Corbin and McIntyre, so we'll just have to see how this plays out over time.