As we wind down 2017, we will be looking back at the 20 best (and worst) moments of the year in the wrestling world.
20. Scott Steiner’s epic press conference
19. Sexy Star tries to break Rosemary’s arm for real.
18. JBL vs. Mauro Ranallo.
17. Asuka’s Ascendency.
For Number 16 we go to two men who had monster years, Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns. After a brutal ambulance match, both stars showed that their power is unmatched in WWE.
Here’s our story from the night of the Great Balls of Fire PPV in July.
After a hard-fought battle Roman went all-out for a spear only for Strowman to get out of the way just in time. Reigns dove into the ambulance and Braun shut the doors behind him, winning the match.
But it was after the match that had everyone speechless. Reigns immediately stepped out of the ambulance and speared Strowman. Reigns beat up the Monster and threw him into the ambulance. Reigns drove the ambulance way from the arena. Then the Big Dog turned a dark corner. He drove the ambulance, with Strowman in the back RIGHT into a trailer.
— Brian H. Waters (@brianhwaters) July 10, 2017
It took a team of firefighters and the jaws of life to break Strowman free. Braun escaped and refused medical help. Limping away showing himself to be inhuman.
— Italo Santana (@BulletClubItal) July 10, 2017
The reaction from the Internet? It looks like Roman is the villain and Braun is the new hero.
Was this a double turn? I guess we'll find out soon enough #WWEGBOF
— Coach Gator (@NickGator) July 10, 2017
Biggest reason that should be a double-turn is that Reigns paused. He thought about it. It wasn't a "crime of passion." He thought it out.
— Mike McMahon (@MikeMcMahonPW) July 10, 2017
If that's not a double turn it's stupid. Braun beat Roman fairly, Roman tried to kill Braun and Braun walked away. #WWEGBOF
— TableofJapan (@TableofJapan) July 10, 2017
— Jude Kilgour (@judekilgour) July 10, 2017
What do you think? Is Roman Reigns a bad guy now? Is Braun Strowman an unlikely anti-hero? Share your thoughts.