Championship Drive: Who's In? is a sports talk-show where football analysts and experts discuss the current college football landscape and evaluate contenders for the college football playoff.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
Championship Drive: Who's In? - Braun Strowman - Netflix
Adam Joseph Scherr (born September 6, 1983) is an American professional wrestler and former strongman currently signed to the professional wrestling promotion WWE, where he performs under the ring name Braun Strowman on the Raw brand. He is the current holder of the 2018 men's Money in the Bank contract. He also won the titular match at the Greatest Royal Rumble event. He is also a former holder of the Raw Tag Team Championship with Nicholas, a 10-year-old fan. Strowman has headlined many pay-per-view events, including 2017 edition of SummerSlam and 2017 edition of Survivor Series. Strowman also holds the record for most eliminations in a single Elimination Chamber match with 5, and holds the record for most eliminations in a single Royal Rumble match with 13. Upon debuting on regular WWE programming, Strowman was associated with the villainous stable The Wyatt Family, wearing a black sheep mask and being physically dominant. Throughout his appearances with WWE, Strowman has been portrayed as an unstoppable villainous monster and more recently a heroic character.
Championship Drive: Who's In? - Universal Championship pursuits (2017–2018) - Netflix
On the March 6 episode of Raw, Strowman would challenge Reigns to a rematch only for The Undertaker to show up instead. The following week on Raw, after WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels warned Strowman's rival Roman Reigns of the power that The Undertaker possessed, Strowman would brutally attack Reigns while he was leaving the ring. This led to a match on the March 20 episode of Raw, which ended in a no contest after The Undertaker appeared and attacked both men. On the final Raw before WrestleMania 33, Strowman announced his participation in the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal to be held on April 2, but he failed to win the match despite eliminating half a dozen competitors. On the April 3 episode of Raw, Strowman challenged new Universal Champion Brock Lesnar to a future championship match. On the April 10 episode of Raw, Strowman attacked Roman Reigns in the backstage area while Michael Cole was interviewing Reigns. Strowman continued the attack several times over, even to the point of overturning the ambulance Reigns was placed inside. Despite playing a villain, Strowman received a very positive fan response, partially due to the negative fan reaction of Reigns. The next week on Raw, Strowman attacked several wrestlers until facing Big Show later in the show in which one point Strowman performed a superplex on Big Show causing the ring to collapse and the match end in a no contest. The following week on Raw, Strowman faced Kalisto in a dumpster match in a losing effort, but he would later proceed to attack Kalisto and throw him onto the side of the stage while he was trapped inside the dumpster. On April 30 at Payback, Strowman would later face Reigns in a winning effort. He would continue to get audible “Thank you, Strowman” chants following the match as well as several tweets echoing this sentiment appearing on Raw Talk's live ticker. After the May 8 episode of Raw, WWE claimed that Strowman had a legitimate injury with a shattered elbow and would therefore be sidelined for about six months. This also caused a change in the schedule, with the planned match between him and Brock Lesnar at Great Balls of Fire having to be scrapped. Strowman underwent surgery three days later in May 11. However, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that while Strowman's elbow injury was indeed legitimate, it was minor, scheduled to sideline him for only two months, with WWE exaggerating it in order for him to make a surprise return “four months early”. On the June 19 episode of Raw, Strowman returned from injury, attacking Roman Reigns after his match against Samoa Joe. Strowman then challenged Reigns to an ambulance match on July 9 at Great Balls of Fire in which he won, but Strowman was subsequently attacked and locked inside by Reigns, who would drive it backwards into a production truck. The next night on Raw, it was revealed that Strowman was able to walk away from the crash and despite being dazed refused help from the medical staff. Strowman then cost Reigns a number one contender's match against Joe, which ended in a no contest after he attacked both men. On the July 24 episode of Raw, it was announced that Strowman along with Reigns and Joe would face Brock Lesnar in a fatal four-way match for the Universal Championship on August 20 at SummerSlam, where Strowman would fail to capture the Universal Championship as Lesnar pinned Reigns. Strowman gained an opportunity to challenge Lesnar at No Mercy, where Strowman once again failed to win the Universal Championship after being pinned by Lesnar. Strowman later became involved in The Miz's feud with the reformed stable The Shield. This happened due to The Shield attacking Strowman with a triple powerbomb through the announce table. After Strowman defeated Reigns in a steel cage match after interference from a returning Kane on the 16 October episode of Raw, Kane was added to Miz's team, making the match a five-on-three handicap Tables, Ladders and Chairs (TLC) match at the TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs event. During the TLC match on October 22, Strowman's teammates turned on him, throwing him into the back of a garbage truck, thus turning Strowman into a face for the first time in his career. Strowman would return to Raw the following week, attacking The Miz, Curtis Axel and the returning Bo Dallas. Afterwards on Twitter, newly Raw General Manager Kurt Angle named Strowman as his first pick for Team Raw facing up against Team Smackdown on November 19 at Survivor Series, where Raw defeated SmackDown as Strowman and Triple H were the sole survivors of the team. After the match, Strowman attacked Triple H with two running powerslams due to Triple H attacking Angle with a Pedigree, leading to his elimination. The following night on Raw, Strowman was attacked by Kane with a steel chair during his match against Jason Jordan. On the December 11 episode of Raw, Strowman fought Kane to a double countout in a match to determine the number one contender to the Universal Championship on January 28, 2018 at the Royal Rumble. In January 2018, Strowman was announced as one of the participants along with Kane and Lesnar in a triple threat match for the Universal Championship at the Royal Rumble. On the January 8 episode of Raw, Strowman brutally attacked both Kane and Lesnar as the latter two were brawling, knocking both of them semi-conscious in the backstage area. Before anyone could aid them, Strowman took a grappling hook and pulled down a lighting truss onto Lesnar and Kane, crushing them underneath. On the January 15 episode of Raw, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle confronted Strowman in the ring, telling him his actions went too far and fired him after removing him from the triple threat match. Strowman went on a rampage backstage, including destroying Angle's office, flipping over the cab of a semitrailer truck (containing the production area, this after threatening the production staff) and brutally attacking Raw lead announcer Michael Cole. Before he could do any more damage, Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon rehired Strowman, putting him back into the triple threat match at the Royal Rumble, where he failed to win the title after Lesnar pinned Kane. The next night on Raw, Strowman defeated Kane in Last Man Standing match to qualify for the Elimination Chamber match to determine the number one contender for the Universal Championship. On February 25 at Elimination Chamber, Strowman eliminated The Miz, Elias, John Cena, Finn Bálor and Seth Rollins (setting the new record for the most eliminatation in a single Elimination Chamber match), but in the end he was eliminated by Roman Reigns. In parallel to his activities as a singles wrestler, Strowman participated in the Mixed Match Challenge tournament with Alexa Bliss as his partner. They defeated the team of Becky Lynch and Sami Zayn on January 30 and then Jimmy Uso and Naomi on March 6 to qualify for the semifinals on March 20, where they lost to Asuka and The Miz..
Championship Drive: Who's In? - References - Netflix