10 WWE Wrestlers Who Get Way Too Much Criticism

9. Braun Strowman

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Braun Strowman is a classic WWE monster heel. Big, lumbering, and with a push that defies his limited skillset, Strowman's the kind of giant WWE have been hiring for years, and will likely continue to do so for as long as Vince McMahon is it at the helm.

Strowman's green, but it's hardly surprising. The former strongman competitor had no wrestling experience prior to joining the Performance Center in 2013, and didn't make his in-ring debut until December 2014. He's got less than two years' experience under his belt, and he bypassed NXT television all-together before hitting the main roster last year.

There's a credible argument to be made that he should've spent a couple of additional years in developmental, but Strowman's not the kind of guy who needs to match Dean Malenko's 1,000 holds to get over. He's a brute, and all he really needs to do is hit people really hard and learn a few basic power moves. That's it.

The guy is perfectly fine in his current role. Since breaking from the Wyatt Family, Strowman has largely been restricted to destroying unheralded local talents and playing the basic monster role in multi-man matches. That's likely his ceiling, and while there's always a danger that Vince will see him as the next Kane or Undertaker, his services are best utilised squashing over-matched opponents like bugs.

There'll come a time when Braun's asked to step things up against credible opposition, particularly if the Sami Zayn rivalry continues, but as it stands, Strowman is a highly-effective mauler.

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