Braun Strowman has been out of action for weeks now following his elbow surgery, and it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing him get physical on Raw for a little while.
Dave Meltzer reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that the Monster Among Men still isn’t cleared for in-ring competition, and likely won’t be returning to the ring until the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
Strowman’s status is the reason why his segment with Lesnar went down the way it did this week on Raw.
You can check out the current card for the Royal Rumble below.
Universal Championship Match
Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman
WWE Championship Match
AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan
Raw Women’s Championship
Ronda Rousey vs. Sasha Banks
30 Man Royal Rumble Match
R-Truth, Drew McIntyre, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Big E, Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston, Jeff Hardy, Bobby Lashley, Dean Ambrose, Samoa Joe, Jinder Mahal, John Cena, Andrade “Cien” Almas, Apollo Crews, Elias, Baron Corbin, More TBA
30 Woman Royal Rumble Match
Carmella, Natalya, Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose, Natalya, Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, Liv Morgan, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Ember Moon, Zelina Vega, More TBA
Cruiserweight Championship Match
Buddy Murphy vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Kalisto vs. TBA