More information has surfaced about Baron Corbin’s demotion.
Corbin cashed in his Money in the Bank contract on recent episode of SmackDown Live but lost in the WWE Championship match against Jinder Mahal. He then lost to John Cena during the opening match on the SummerSlam main card.
In you can you have been living under a rock, here is a ton of heat on Corbin right now. Fans have picked up on Corbin having backstage heat and even chanted "You f--ked up" when he appeared during the NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III Kickoff show this past Saturday night. According to Dave Meltzer, Corbin is definitely being punished, and the way he was booked in his match with Cena was indicative of his heat.
It was rumored that the WWE Superstar might have heat due to his comments he's made on Twitter, including to a military veteran, which he apologized for. Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated has shed some light on the situation. The pro wrestling reporter appeared on a recent edition of the Wrestling Inc. podcast, and during the appearance, he said there was another reason for his heat. Here is what he had to say:
"I heard the kiss of death was Cena," Barrasso said, which you can watch at the 4:30 mark of the video. "[Cena said] that Corbin wasn't ready. I can't say anymore right now, that's kind of what I'm trying to work on as we speak.”
Meltzer has refuted this report as he mentioned in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Corbin losing his briefcase had nothing to do with Cena’s reported issues with him, nor did it have anything to do with Corbin’s recent behavior on Twitter.
Meltzer added that Cena was scheduled to face Corbin but Corbin’s stock was falling in the eyes of WWE officials. Thus, it caused him to lose the briefcase. He was noted that there was a situation outside of the ring that reportedly happened that led to this, although Corbin’s behavior, including blocking fellow wrestlers, did not gain him any favor with them.
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