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Baron Corbin receives high praise from Randy Orton and Lance Storm

Baron ‘King’ Corbin is clearly not everyone’s cup of tea, but following his victory over Chad Cable in the King of the Ring finals on Raw last night, the former GM has received high praise from two seasoned veterans of the game.

Lance Storm was the first to comment, noting how Corbin is a safe worker, even in moments of error. Future WWE Hall of Famer Randy Orton then weighed in, saying how the Lone Wolf is one of the select few who understands the true art of professional wrestling.

Do you guys agree? Is the tide finally turning for Corbin, or is it a case of WWE trying to push someone who will just never click with fans?


  • Rinn13

    The King of the Ring hasn’t meant anything at all since they stopped doing it as a PPV years ago. When they first did the Brand Split, in 2002, they had ONE final KotR PPV, in which the tournament was the Raw side and the Smackdown side, with the winners of each facing off in the final match to determine the KotR. THAT made perfect sense, and was perfect for the two “separate” brands format. It was like pro sports, where the NFC/AFC, or ML/AL, or West/East face off in the Championship game at the end of the playoffs.

    But then they did the WWE thing, where they do what doesn’t make sense, and stopped having KoTR for several years altogether, let alone having the semi-finals and finals be a PPV event. One of the few things that really would have made the brand split feel like it mattered more, they threw away. And then years later, they bring KotR back, but only as a Raw, TV exclusive. It has meant nothing at all since 2002, is the point. It’s been a token gesture since then.

  • Rajah

    Yeah, it’s a pity it went from being a stand alone PPV, to the final being during a PPV, to then move the final to the second match of Raw.

  • Soulshroude

    The match was good, but… the entirety of this years King of the Ring Tournament was a total cop-out and this was clear after Shane’s involvement. This is the year that the KotR Tournament has lost its integrity. Corbin is good, not great… but, he’s not the only one who should have gotten the push. There are far better talent than him over the last few years, since he came aboard… yeah. The WWe in my perspective has become a joke.

    Now that the WWe has Randy Orton to endorse Corbin for a little extra cash, no telling what’s going to happen next. I’d personally rather watch AEW when it debut’s on television.