In addition to the monster push that Braun Strowman is getting right, WWE has big plans for another young star. Baron Corbin is being groomed to be a top star on Smackdown Live.
As first noted by Dave Meltzer on Tuesday’s Wrestling Observer radio, WWE officials (namely Vince McMahon) are high on Corbin. It’s no surprise because McMahon likes tall guys. That’s also why someone like Big Cass will be protected. On this week’s episode of Smackdown Live, Corbin lost to AJ Styles but he was protected because he only lost via count out.
Here’s a clip from that match:
Despite what some may think about how Jinder Mahal was able to transform his body, there are people backstage in WWE that are applauding Jinder Mahal for the hard work he’s put in since returning to WWE last year. People that know him say that he is taking this run very seriously and he is “working his ass off” to make sure he is given opportunities. That hard work has paid off because he is the next challenger for the WWE Championship at WWE Backlash.
Here is a clip of Mahal from this week’s Talking Smack: