One could say Baron Corbin has had quite the push from WWE since his debut on the main roster back in 2016.
The Lone Wolf has won the Andre the Giant Battle Royale, won the Money in the Bank briefcase and the United States title.
Normally, the briefcase is a first-class ticket to becoming a world champion and only three men in history have failed to cash-in.
Those men are Damien Sandow, John Cena on Raw 1000 and, you guessed it, Baron Corbin.
Corbin is a talented big man who has been praised for his footwork amongst other things by the Big Show in the past, but he seems to have a hard time cracking that main event scene.
It was the same with his time in NXT. The former NFL star was always in a featured feud, but he never won the NXT Championship.
Back in August of 2-17, Corbin unsuccessfully cashed in on Jinder Mahal - of all people - and he has been trying to rebuild his reputation ever since.
Speaking to All Things Wrestling Radio, Corbin revealed he only found out he would unsuccessfully cash in an hour before the show.
“It was kinda like an hour before [SmackDown Live],” said Corbin via Wrestling Inc. “We discussed, and then they made a decision that was gonna be the night. It didn’t work out, but, yeah it was definitely about an hour before. I mean, it’s the fun part of this business.
"You never know what your day is gonna hold. Some things could be very, very last minute. It could be at that very last second. So, it’s pretty wild, and it keeps you on your toes. That’s for sure.”
Corbin can't have enjoyed being booked like that and he was certainly under the impression the company had big plans for him beforehand. To not really explain to him why he was losing the briefcase has to be the biggest disappointment of all.
To show up to the arena 'have a discussion' and then lose your ticket to becoming a world champion must fill the superstar with all kinds of doubt, but credit to Corbin for bouncing back and continuing to plug away on the Blue Brand.
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