The Monday Show Prep

posted by Steve Bortstein -

Overall, it was a fine debut Sunday night for Ronda Rousey, who had her WrestleMania moment, teaming with Kurt Angle for a tag-team victory over Triple H and his wife Stephanie McMahon. The question for the Rowdy one will be what to do with her next. As a WWE character, she’s got a lot of work to do on the mic and behind the scenes, she’s an outsider to many in the locker room.  

Perhaps the most bizarre story line coming out of WrestleMania last night (and yes, there are several) was the introduction of a new champion.

Seems Braun Strowman is about to be put over as either the new babyface of the company. In a tag-team championship match last night, Strowman needed a partner, he'd been looking for a partner for weeks. Last night, we were introduced to a "fan", a 10-year-boy named Nicholas, who Strowman presumably plucked from the more than 75,000 people in attendance at the SuperDome in New Orleans.

Strowman did all the heavy lifting in the championship fight, and he and Nicholas walked out as champions. 

Who the kid really is remains some sort of mystery to fans, and quite likely many of these questions will be revealed in what will most assuredly be a very interesting edition of Monday Night Raw.

It may be that Nicholas is a Make-A-Wish participant, and this was his moment.

It may be that he's the son of a WWE official.

It may be part of a totally different type of gimmick.

It was an odd story to see how it played itself out, but Twitter responded in kind, making WrestleMania (and Nicholas) among the highest-trending items of the day, which is no small feat considering yesterday was also the final round of the Masters. 

Speaking of which....

Patrick Reed picked up his first major career victory by shooting a 1-under par 71 and holding off late runs by both Rickie Fowler and Jordan Speith to win the Masters. Reed, who came into the final round with a 3-shot lead over Rory McIlroy, overcame three bogeys in the round, then played even on the final five holes to win his first ever green jacket. Fowler shot a 5-under 67 to finish one shot back of Reed for second, while Speith shot 8-under 64 in the final round to finish in third place.

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