It seems as thought Baron Corbin's push to become WWE Champion is currently on ice.
"The Lone Wolf" has an extensive athletic background, having played NCAA Division II football before being signed by National Football League (NFL) team the Indianapolis Colts. He was shortly released by the team before being scooped up by the Arizona Cardinals, where he remained for a year before getting released. He also has an impressive boxing background as he won the Amateur Kansas-Missouri Golden Gloves regional twice and also competed in the 2008 Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions.
Corbin was later signed by WWE in 2012 and was sent to developmental in NXT where he remained for four years in which he learned the ropes of the business. He never won the NXT Championship during his time there, however, he did make his main roster debut by winning the 2016 Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
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Earlier this year, Corbin seemingly punched his ticket to a future World Title reign when he won the Money In The Bank briefcase at the pay-per-view (PPV) this past June. Corbin then began a feud with John Cena and also hovered over WWE Champion Jinder Mahal as he teased a possible cash-in.
On last week's episode of SmackDown Live, during John Cena and Jinder Mahal's main event match-up, Corbin interrupted the match and hit both Mahal and Cena with his briefcase. After Mahal was badly hurt, Corbin decided to cash-in his briefcase.
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After a brief distraction from Cena, Mahal was able to hit the roll-up pin for three and retain his title. Corbin's Money In The Bank briefcase was essentially wasted.
Originally, rumor had it that Shinsuke Nakamura would defeat Jinder Mahal at SummerSlam for the WWE Championship, leading to Baron Corbin cashing in his briefcase and winning the title. Dave Meltzer recently made an appearance on Live Audio Wrestling after SummerSlam to talk about Corbin's push, saying that "The Lone Wolf" has drawn heat backstage and his push has essentially been put on ice.
While he was originally being groomed to be champion by the end of the year, that ship has likely sailed.
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