Rumours suggested that Strowman wasn’t awarded the belt because of an injury that seriously limited his in-ring abilities.
However, Johnson of PWInsider claims The Monster Among Men has landed himself in hot water when it comes to his relationship with management.
“One of the things I heard from multiple people, and we’re talking four different people, was that there are times where Strowman is negligent when it comes to showing up on time,” Johnson said, as per Ringside News.
“He has a reputation at times for leaving a little early and sometimes makes mistakes in terms of etiquette in the backstage scene and the locker room and is sometimes as one person put it, ‘His own worst enemy’ and ‘His worst advocate.’
“They will be high on him and just when he gets to the point where you would think the next step would be putting him into the centrepiece position for the company something happens and he makes some kind of misstep backstage and people within management kind of cool on him and they take a step back.”
Johnson suggests management may be a little reluctant to having ex-RAW Tag Team Champion Strowman represent the company by carrying one of WWE’s most prestigious titles at this time.
Lesnar beat Strowman at WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia with some unwanted assistance by Acting RAW General Manager Baron Corbin.
Corbin knocked the former Money in the Bank winner out before the bell when he clocked him in the back of the head with the vacant Universal Championship.
The UFC legend then took advantage of the situation as he hit a whopping five F5s on his opponent before making history by becoming the first ever two-time Universal Champion.
However, Strowman still looked strong as he kicked out four times from the F5, which is considered as one of the most devastating finishers in the business today.
His controversial loss also got fans wondering what would have happened if the Acting RAW GM never blindsided him.
The Monster Among Men is now set to join Team RAW with Corbin, Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler and another unnamed superstar ahead of Survivor Series where they will face Team Smackdown.
Lesnar will take on WWE Champion AJ Styles at the legendary Pay-Per-View show on November 18 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.