As previously noted, WWE has big plans for Baron Corbin. According to the latest Wrestling Observer newsletter, the plans are for Corbin to be a top heel and to be built up as a big opponent for Randy Orton. WWE is looking to give him an upgrade with new music and other things.
The WWE website did a feature on five potential future World Champions and Baron Corbin was one of the names on the list. Corbin was an offensive lineman for the Indianapolis Colts and the Arizona Cardinals. He was signed by WWE in 2012 and worked as an enhancement talent but slowly progressed after updating his look and improving on promos. He still has work to do with his in-ring work but overall, he carries himself like a star.
His look, size and athletic background are all things that WWE looks for and it helps that Triple H and Vince McMahon are high on him.
— WWE (@WWE) April 15, 2017