Baron Corbin was once on top of SmackDown Live with his Money In The Bank briefcase in tow but then out of the blue he seemed to lose a lot very quickly.
Corbin lost his MITB briefcase and the contract inside thanks to John Cena and then he lost very cleanly to Cena at SummerSlam. Baron didn’t even kick out of an AA like someone in that kind of match really should do.
Unfortunately, it was all over before he knew it and now many are wondering what’s really going on with Baron Corbin.
“Yeah, [Baron Corbin’s] definitely being punished there’s not even a question now,” Dave Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio. “Even if he had lost the match — I was expecting him to lose the match because it’s John Cena. But I didn’t expect him to lose that kind of a match. This was a match where you’re an afterthought.”
“It’s not like there’s ways to do it to protect them and there’s a million ways that they could do that and they didn’t do any of it. It was just like, ‘you’re an afterthought buddy, you’re not in our plans… you’re just a guy.’ And if they call up Bobby Roode and put him on SmackDown that might be the spot that he gets.”
“Maybe not, who knows. I mean Vince [McMahon] still thinks a lot of [Baron Corbin] and I think he’s got potential — I don’t think he’s ready to be a top guy and you know we’ll see what happens. But yeah, they didn’t do him any favors at all and they didn’t do him any favors on Tuesday either so him and Enzo — you know what I mean? Him and Enzo.”