It seems that everyone has an opinion on Baron Corbin’s failed MITB cash-in.
If you watched this week's episode of SmackDown Live, then you would've seen that WWE booked another first-ever match involving former WWE Champion John Cena as he wrestled WWE Champion Jinder Mahal in the main event. If you recall, a few weeks ago, WWE had Cena wrestle Shinsuke Nakamura in a #1 contender match to determine who would be facing Mahal for the WWE Title at the upcoming SummerSlam (PPV) pay-per-view event.
Nakamura ended up winning the match. This led to WWE doing an angle that saw Corbin attack Cena. This led to a brawl between the two Superstars with Cena ending the show with an AA to Mr. Money in the Bank through the announce table. That angle was booked by WWE officials to set up a match between Cena and Corbin for SummerSlam.
Now to this week’s show. Cena picked up the win over Mahal as the finish called for Corbin to interfere and attack the former WWE Champion. As a result of the attack, Cena picked up the disqualification victory.
Corbin, who won the Money in the Bank Ladder match a few months ago at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view event, then attempted to cash-in his Money in the Bank contract on Mahal. However, Corbin’s attempt was a failure as he lost to Mahal in just six seconds due to a distraction from Cena.
WWE producer and Smackdown Live creative team member Road Dogg responded to some of the negative feedback he has gotten about this week's show. You can see the exchange here:
The fan wrote, “@WWERoadDogg everyone's upset with you. Turn things around if you want to keep your job.” Dogg responded by writing the following, “The .05% don't employ me.”
SummerSlam is set to take place on August 20th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. Both Raw and SmackDown rosters will be featured on the card. Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe in a Universal Championship Fatal 4-Way Match will headline this event.
What are your thoughts on Corbin failing at cashing in the Money in the Bank briefcase? Was this the right time for him to cash in or was it a mistake by WWE? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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