Report: Vince McMahon was 'howling' at Baron Corbin's WWE SmackDown promo


One of the most talked about segments from this week's Friday Night SmackDown was Baron Corbin's promo which opened the show, and the segment didn't go down well with WWE fans.

Baron Corbin opened SmackDown with Dolph Ziggler and Bobby Roode and continued his storyline with Roman Reigns by mocking him.

Corbin had a guy dressed in a dog suit come down to the ring while dog yelps played, causing him, Ziggler and Roode to burst into laughter, but WWE fans weren't laughing.

However, there was at least one man laughing at King Corbin's promo backstage, according to reports, and that man was Vince McMahon.

Wrestling News has reported that Vince was 'howling' at Corbin's segment at the start of SmackDown and he loved everything about it.

The report also notes that others in the company were not a fan of the segment, but they're not going to express those thoughts to McMahon.

A source told Wrestling News: “Remember, the writers are trying to make Vince happy. If he’s happy then it means that jobs are safe.

"Vince has always been a fan of segments that parody his wrestlers. As long as Vince is around, you will always see segments like that one.”


Corbin produced a very similar promo on SmackDown last week, as it featured him mocking The Big Dog's bark by making it sound like a chihuahua.

Vince McMahon has always been a fan of comedy segments as it brings out the entertainment side in sports entertainment.

However, many WWE fans are in agreement that this segment was more cringey than comedy, and hopefully WWE writers will take that feedback onboard.


Corbin and Reigns are scheduled to be on SmackDown's men's Survivor Series team next weekend alongside Shorty G, Mustafa Ali, and Braun Strowman.

They'll continue their feud after the show, building towards a match at next month's Tables, Ladders, and Chairs show. At TLC, it has been rumoured they'll have a Dog Collar match, which hasn't gone down well with WWE fans either. 

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