Strowman has been out of action since May due to suffering an elbow injury during the WWE Payback PPV, which resulted in surgery. The word going around at last night’s RAW was that Braun had been cleared to return a week ago and will return to TV as soon as WWE Creative writes him back into RAW storylines.
When the original announcement came that Braun was injured, the WWE reported he had suffered a shattered elbow and would be out six months. The ability to return this quickly will no doubt increase Strowman’s stock in the company. Whether the length of the time off was exaggerated to begin with or Braun made a John Cena-esque recovery remains to be seen.
The original plan for WWE Great Balls of Fire was a Lesnar/Strowman match for the WWE Universal Championship, but as we know that changed due to the injury. As far as we know, the plan is still for Lesnar vs. Strowman at SummerSlam, but Strowman certainly has unfinished business with Roman Reigns.