Braun Strowman And Big Show Break A Steel Cage

The main event of Raw on Monday was a rare matchup for pure power and size versus pure power and size. There were a few moments where it appeared each competitor was drawing strength from the Cruiserweight Division, but for the most part, it was a no-nonsense clash of two giants hell-bent on doing damage to one another in a steel cage.

The entire match was set as a way to demonstrate Strowman's ability to take on a giant and treat him in much the same manner he intends to treat Brock Lesnar at No Mercy. In April 2017, Strowman and Big Show collapsed the ring in their first match, so WWE made sure this rematch included a ring that was double reinforced and surrounded by a cage meant to keep both competitors in and able to settle the score based solely on one person clearly becoming the victor.

The rematch itself was fun to watch and had chants of "this is awesome" and "holy $h!t" coming from the crowd during many of the moments each competitor needed to catch their breath, but the highlight moment of the night came after the match had concluded and Braun Strowman showed a feat of pure strength when he power slammed Big Show for the win.  Just when we believed the show was about to go off the air, Strowman decided he wasn't done.


Already the victor, Strowman called out Lesnar, warning him of his future and asking The Beast to think about what's ahead. Strowman then turned his attention back to Big Show and once again picked up the giant and slammed into the middle side of the cage nearest the entry ramp. Like a football player running through a banner at the start of a championship high school game, Big Show went through the cage like it wasn't even there. He fell through the structure, landing outside the ring and laying motionless as Strowman looked on, satisfied with his handy-work.

The match itself had high spots like Big Show doing an elbow drop from the top rope, and Strowman superplexing The Worlds Largest Athlete, but the way Raw went off the air will be how most remember this show.

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