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Backstage news on Baron Corbin and Braun Strowman’s pushes, who is WWE higher on?

According to a report from Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE officials are grooming SmackDown Live’s Baron Corbin and Monday Night RAW’s Braun Strowman to be top heels on their respective shows. Meltzer reports, however, that WWE officials have a bit more high hopes for Corbin’s future as a main eventer.


  • CC

    Its not an 80s metal look, its a biker gang look. When you have shows like Sons Of Anarchy being popular a couple of years ago, it shows this look is still a thing.

  • CC

    I have to admit that Strowman has grown on me as he has actually got better. He was awful when he came to the main roster, and was in no way ready to be there, but he has obviously got the right mind for wrestling as he has picked it up nicely. If he can continue to improve, I would have no problem with him at the top.

    Corbin though is another story. While a better wrestler than Strowman initially, he has not got any better. He just does not seem to have anything special. In ring work is not that exciting and his promos are pretty “meh”.
    Certainly not terrible, but nothing makes me get excited about him.

    Strowmans push has been constant, and has worked really well. Corbins though has been all over the place, and so far, really has not gone anywhere.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    Corbin just taking a little longer but he is also growing into a major player. Hey this time last year nobody was taking notice. Give a US title run would be a good start.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    I believe if the people are living Strowman they will put the title on him. They been waiting for a big man like Strowman for a long time. But we will see I just think he going to be a champion sooner then expected.

  • Flocko

    Simply put. Corbin has a lot potential but needs a makeover (lose the 80’s metal long hair greasy look) and better mic skills / promos then let everything else fall in place.

  • Shawn OB

    Well Corbin needs a little more focus from officials. Strowman is on the right path no doubt. I liked his promo. Very blunt, bold.

  • M

    That would great but I they’re probably saving that for Reigns. However, I can’t see them keeping the belt on a Lesnar for a complete year without some sort of logic to it.

  • MrDr3w

    I see huge potential for both, but they both need a lot of work. Corbin is about average at best in the ring, but his mic skills are pretty shaky. However, he’s got a good look, and he’s young.

    Same goes for Strowman. Although, I have to give him the slight edge because of the improvements he has made since the Wyatts. He is incredible in the ring for a man his size, but that’s still not saying very much, as big men are extremely limited in their in-ring ability. His mic skills are hit or miss for me. When he really gets into his character, he’s a complete natural. But in his promo from Monday with Angle, you could tell he was reciting from a script.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    Would not surprise me if he walk out Summerslam Universal Champion.

  • M

    I’m huge on both of them but without a doubt as of right now, Strowman has the higher peak. He has been built perfectly and can win a world title at any moment and it will be fitting. Corbin still needs to improve his mic skills and win the US title, . If it wasn’t for the title swap, he would’ve won the IC title at Mania but he shouldn’t be thrown right into the top.

  • Kayfabe_Is_Dead

    I have to disagree. You can clearly see big strides in Strowman over the past 6-12 months. They have taken their time building him up. He came in as part of the Wyatt Family, then beat up jobbers for a while as a singles guy, then started going after mid to top tier guys. I like where he is headed, and they will need another big guy when Big Show and Mark Henry retire.

    Corbin came in and started competing IC/mid-card almost immediately then moved toward main event status. No real build up, except for NXT. I didn’t feel like winning the Andre battle royal really helped him. I don’t see him as a good “character” with good mic skills. He just seems average and bland, not even very intense or exciting to watch, IMO. The crowd doesn’t seem to react to anything he does, but I’m sure they’ll push him anyway.

  • zim

    higher hopes for Corbin but hes losing to the #1 contender for the 2nd tier title
    Strowman is demolishing the golden boy and gearing toward a Lesnar feud.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    He also very good for a big man in the ring. He does moves a big man not suppose to do.

  • Killswitch

    I think that was mostly because he attacked Roman.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    I believe both are top main event heel players. Only problem is Strowman getting fan pop which tells me he might not be heel very long.