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Topic: Baron Corbin On Raw
Posted By: admin
Subject: Baron Corbin On Raw
Date Posted: 18/April/2018 at 16:15

Quote Baron Corbin was likely moved to Raw as the next step in making him the next "big guy" in WWE, reports Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio. Meltzer added that the expectation is that Corbin is once again in line for a significant push, even on a more stacked Raw roster.

He's basically an heel Roman but fans haven't rejected his many pushes because I suppose it's because it's not in the babyface role.
 
He's held a title, won a ATGMBR and been MITB. Despite all that he still wrestles in silence as he's just not popular.
 
He's going to be the Raw version of Big Cass, in that he will be as a big heel due to his size, but fans will stay indifferent to.


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 18/April/2018 at 18:26
WWE seem quite high on Corbin so im expecting him to get a fresh push.

Not sure what direction they will take him though - maybe towards the IC title


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Posted By: Baz
Date Posted: 21/April/2018 at 09:25
It's also probably his last chance. They've given loads of opportunities to him already..however he has a clear path to be a dominant big guy heel here....let's see if he can finally nail it.

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 22/May/2018 at 19:13
Has anyone ever kicked out of The End of Days?

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 23/May/2018 at 11:23
Originally posted by #Heel #Heel wrote:

Has anyone ever kicked out of The End of Days?
 
Not that I know of. It will probably happen if he gets to PPV title match main event level.
 
Quote No Way Jose vs. Baron Corbin: Jose comes out with his conga line. The opening bell sounds, and Jose unloads on Corbin. Jose blocks a shot and takes Corbin out on the floor. Corbin comes back off the apron and drops Jose, then stomps on him. Corbin brings it back in the ring and beats on Jose in the corner. Joe comes back with a kick and then slams Corbin down for a two count. Jose waits for Corbin to get up as he looks for the knockout punch, but Corbin counters it. Corbin follows up with a Deep Six, and then the End of Days for the three count.

Winner: Baron Corbin

- Corbin stands tall over Jose after the match as his music plays.

As much as I don't like Corbin, he was facing someone I didn't mind him beating.

I have noticed he's recently had more tattoos added to his chest. Probably in time for that Ink magazine shoot he's just done with Graves and Riott.


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 05/June/2018 at 19:46
This new role is kind of interesting and whilst i sort of thought that was the role Kevin Owens was kind of doing - it gives Corbin something to do i guess.

Meltzer has tweeted that he thinks this will tie in with Jason Jordans return and lead to a match between Corbin and Jordan.

Id quite like him to keep randomly attacking people and live up to that Lone Wolf thing a bit more


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 05/June/2018 at 22:19
Originally posted by #Heel #Heel wrote:

Id quite like him to keep randomly attacking people and live up to that Lone Wolf thing a bit more
 
I don't mind him as a heel with no mates as that's quite refreshing. At the moment he's not a lone wolf with him sucking up to Stephanie.
 
Quote Baron Corbin confronts Kurt Angle and says he talked directly to Stephanie McMahon. Corbin says Stephanie had a message for Angle, saying Angle has made irresponsible decisions, and Stephanie now appoints Corbin as the new "constable" of RAW to assist Angle in his RAW duties.
 
I get why he's been put in this role as creative don't seem to know what to do with him.
 
Just a bit ridiculous when you compare his career to that of Kurt and how long that he's been around, that Corbin would be qualified to keep an eye on his general manager LOL


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 06/June/2018 at 14:31
Yeah, because a nobody lackey should be someone even more high up the ladder than a hall of famer...

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Posted By: Tom Colohue
Date Posted: 08/June/2018 at 13:51
This period of the WWE season is always a bit try, and pushes are given to people that WWE have no plans to push for the rest of the year (see Breezango) so I think this is just a way to keep a little spotlight on Baron Corbin in a way that makes him the voice of the Authority and thus a constant heel. 

I kind of suspect we're going to see Triple H vs Kevin Owens sooner rather than later, so somebody's got to be the new voice of the Authority. Might as well be Corbin.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 12/June/2018 at 11:02
Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

Yeah, because a nobody lackey should be someone even more high up the ladder than a hall of famer...
 
I just happen to think someone on a more even level to Kurt career wise would be better as eyes and ears for Stephanie.
 
Quote RAW opens up with all of RAW's participants in the upcoming Money In The Bank ladder matches in the ring. They're all standing on ladders set up in the ring, and then RAW GM Kurt Angle comes out to give them a pep talk. Baron Corbin quickly comes out to interrupt, and Corbin is sporting a new shaved-head look. Corbin takes issue with Angle, and Alexa quickly interrupts and starts talking trash. This leads to all the wrestlers on the ladders in the ring bickering back and forth, until Strowman starts threatening Kevin Owens. Owens complains that he can't perform when Strowman is constantly threatening him, but Strowman doesn't care. Strowman says he plans to climb the ladder, grab the contract, and take the WWE Universal Title from Brock Lesnar. Everyone starts arguing until Alexa screams and they get quiet. Alexa says they need to stop acting like the Real Housewives of WWE. Alexa says she picks Strowman to win the men's match, and Banks picks her mixed-match challenge partner Finn Balor. They all start arguing again until Strowman screams "enough," and says this Sunday somebody is gonna get these hands. Strowman's music hits and everyone eyes each other down from their respective ladder set up in the ring.
 
More of the same old. The segment didn't need Corbin coming out and name dropping a Mcmahon.
 
My one positive for him is he looks much better hiding his receeded hairline by going for the skinhead look.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 12/June/2018 at 14:03
Yeah he suits the shaved head look, actually makes him look pretty bad ass. Much better than the horrible dated look of long hair with the big receding patch.

This is a good spot for Corbin, it’s a prominent position which will allow him to develop his promo skills further. It’s clear the McMahons are high on him and there doesn’t seem to be much for him to do feud-wise right now so it’s a good move. Might even lead to a match with Kurt Angle which would be a great rub for Corbin.

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Posted By: Tom Colohue
Date Posted: 12/June/2018 at 14:06
You're right, Corbin didn't need to be on TV. Thankfully he was and his appearance has been well received, as well as getting people talking on social media and encouraging further investment in both his overall character and current storyline.

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 13/June/2018 at 19:05
Im in agreement with the above and his appearence saved what was one of the worst openings of raw ive ever seen.

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 19/June/2018 at 19:12
Baron Corbin is on a different level with this current gimmick

He now can be overly confident - his promos seem alot better than they used to be

Still dont recall anyone kicking out of the end of days


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Posted By: Tom Colohue
Date Posted: 20/June/2018 at 17:39
Nobody ever has. Long may that continue.

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 20/June/2018 at 17:52
Originally posted by Tom Colohue Tom Colohue wrote:

Nobody ever has. Long may that continue.

I agree - when i was watching the match i was thinking about it again - its fresh to see especially in an era where finishers are hit multiple times quite often without a pinfall to follow

Hope he hits it on someone like Strowman to really sell how big a move it is


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 26/September/2018 at 11:56
Corbin has impressed me with his heel work in this new Constable of Raw role, he’s obnoxious and really unlikeable and getting decent heat, the only small concern is if he’s getting genuine heat or ‘go away’ heat.

He’s getting plenty of tv time and him sucking up to Stephanie and singing happy birthday to her was very comical and a good example of him being a obnoxious heel.

Only thing I don’t like is him wrestling in office clobber, I’ve always hated wrestlers wearing normal clothes in the ring it makes no sense and must be uncomfortable, why wouldn’t you just change for your match like everyone else who wears normal gear? I guess it does just play into his new character a little more but I just hate it.

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Posted By: L-shizzel
Date Posted: 26/September/2018 at 21:04
I agree with fletch he should change into ring gear for any wrestling matches or if he's forced into a match straight away at least use that as an excuse for the loss.

Otherwise I don't care for Corbin he's gotten a bit better and I'm glad he's shaved his head but he just doesn't appeal to me.

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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 28/September/2018 at 00:14
I've been warming to Corbin lately. He's pretty good in his role... he still could improve a lot, but he was so bad before, that I'm satisfied just to see him improving.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 11/December/2018 at 12:58
Quote Seth Rollins (c) vs. Baron Corbin: This one is a TLC match for Rollin's IC Title, and Heath Slater is the referee. Corbin and Rollins trade strikes in the opening moments. Corbin looks for a suplex but Rollins fights out. Corbin dumps Rollins out to apron and then he gets in Slater's face, and Slater steps out to ringside. Rollins comes flying off the top with a clothesline on Corbin, and Corbin rolls outside for a breather. Corbin brings a chair in the ring and repeatedly bashes it on Rollins. They fight out to ringside and Rollins fights back and drops Corbin, then he brings a ladder in the ring. Corbin comes in and fights back and drops Rollins with a clothesline. Corbin sets up the ladder but Rollins knocks him down. Rollins climbs up top and looks for a shot off the middle rope, but Corbin knocks him out of mid-air. Rollins comes back and repeatedly bashes a chair over Corbin. Corbin rolls outside and Rollins hits a dive on him, but when Rollins goes for a second dive, Corbin catches him and chokeslams Rollins through a table. Corbin gets back in the ring and starts climbing the ladder, but Rollins gets in and knocks him off. Rollins looks for a chair shot on Corbin, but Corbin ducks and Rollins accidentally hits Slater. Corbin throws Rollins outside and follows him out. Corbin looks for the Deep Six on the floor, but Rollins escapes and throws Corbin into the ring steps. Rollins boots Corbin in the face, then lays him on a table at ringside. Rollins goes up to the top rope, and hits a frogsplash off the top on Corbin through the table on the floor. Rollins gets back in the ring and starts climbing the ladder, but Heath Slater gets in the ring and it looks like he's going to push over the ladder. Rollins yells at Slater, and Slater pushes the ladder over and Rollins crashes into the ropes. Slater helps Corbin get on the ring in his feet, and Corbin climbs the ladder. Rollins gets back in the ring and drops Slater, then he grabs Corbin off the ladder and powerbombs him through a table leaning in the corner. Rollins superkicks Slater, then he curb stomps Corbin. Rollins climbs the ladder and grabs his IC Title belt to win the match.
Winner & still Intercontinental Champion: Seth Rollins

 
Crowd attendances have been baron.
 
Raw ratings for months whilst he's been booked so prominently have been baron.
 
The amount of enjoyable segments on Raw have been baron.
 
Vince giving him the ring name of the youngest son of his best mate Donald Trump and what the word baron can mean, fits perfectly.


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Posted By: 4 of em
Date Posted: 11/December/2018 at 14:43
Just curious as to why Baron was given this role ? I seem to remember that he had some heat when he was on Smackdown but he’s a good talent and a great heel when he was full time in the ring. He’s ok being general manager but I liked his wrestling role a bit better. Who knows maybe Hogan will fill that role one of these days.

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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 02/April/2019 at 15:00
Corbin accidentally broke character during his promo against Angle. You could see Angle crying during his farewell segment, but I was quite surprised to see Corbin doing his best to hide them after cutting his promo and approaching the ring. It's good to know how much he appreciates his match against Angle. I suppose it's fairly safe to say Angle has made a pet project out of Corbin since Jason Jordan got injured. Behind the scenes Angle has probably been serving as a mentor to Corbin ever since returning.

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 09/April/2019 at 19:48
Corbin didnt get heat as nuclear as i thought he would this week, however with his modified ring introduction (listing all of his accolades) and the now bragging rights - its not long before the levels go up.

Again, like Bliss, im not sure what hes going to do now but it is definitely intriguing




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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 09/April/2019 at 20:06
Yeah I'm still in the wait and see phase with Corbin. I really don't mind that he got the win against Angle. I don't see why people are so butthurt about legends losing to some up and coming heel no one likes in their final match.

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 10/September/2019 at 18:30
So Corbin was pretty active n Social Media last week and made a post on Y2J becoming AEW champion. It basically said that all of the people that hated on what WWE are doing are now forced to love everything AEW are doing, even though its the same as what WWE does.

He got alot of positive feedback from wrestling fans and i think that sort of transitioned onto this weeks Raw because he was alot more over with the fans and there was even a small pop when he picked up the pinfall to move to the KOTR final.

He is getting alot better in the ring and he is one of the best heels in WWE - he knows exactly how to rub the fans up the wrong way. He just needs something to push him to the top of the card and it could be something such as winning this tournament.

I'd like to see the final be between him and Elias (yes Kon i know you do too), however i cant see a Heel v Heel final so would assume that Chad Gable picks up the win on Smackdown.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 12/September/2019 at 09:25
Corbin is one of the best natural heels in WWE, he gets great heat, people genuinely don't like him but he still goes out there and has great matches.

He has to be the favourite to win the tournament now and while I would have liked to have see McIntyre, Andrade or Joe win I understand why they are going with Corbin as I think out of everyone involved he is the best fit for the King gimmick which he can use to get even more heat.

I'm glad he's stopped wearing the shirt during his matches as he looked ridiculous, I remember reading somewhere that he wrestled dressed like that to get heat but it cant have been comfortable to work matches like that.




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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 17/September/2019 at 19:16
We got the finale of the KOTR this week and saw Corbin pick up a win against Gable after a pretty dominant performance.

When the pin was counted, a large section of the crowd cheered which adds to my theory of Corbin getting more and more over.

He has definitely improved in the ring and his cockiness as a heel is excellent so the KOTR title really suits the heel style he has.

Now that this is done though and he milks the reaction, im not sure i see where he goes from here - maybe a mid card title challenge?


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 18/September/2019 at 07:23
Excellent match with Gable, was a dominant showing from Corbin but Gable got enough in as the underdog and the match kept you gripped as it could have gone either way, both men deserve big praise for their work here.

Corbin continues to win people over through his hard work and improvement, his heel work is great everything from his mannerisms and how he works the crowd, it's also said hes seen as a very safe worker in the ring being able to pull off realistic looking moves and spots without ever hurting anyone.

At this point I would love to see Corbin getting a run with a secondary title and maybe eventually even the World title. I used to be a Corbin hater but hes improved his character and ring work to the point of where hes now one of the highlights of the show.

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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 19/September/2019 at 02:42
From what little I have seen, I don't think he has improved, rather he has a being produced and booked better.

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