Baron Corbin is perhaps the most successful heel Superstar coming out of WrestleMania 35.
Corbin has been on a roll, post-WrestleMania. With back to back victories on Monday Night RAW, the heel bald star again scored a win against babyface Ricochet last night in London.
Dave Meltzer addressed The Lone Wolf’s astounding push on Wrestling Observer Radio. It turns out that the former Mr. Money In The Bank is being groomed to take on reigning Universal Champion Seth Rollins in the coming months.
“I mean they’re building Corbin up for Seth [Rollins] so he had to win the match.”
WWE has already started advertising Rollins vs. Corbin for July’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view event. This further strengthens Meltzer’s theory.
Rollins is scheduled to defend his title against AJ Styles this Sunday at Money In The Bank. Corbin will be competing in the Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder match at the event.
Its’ still unknown who WWE has in mind for The Beastslayer at next month’s Stomping Grounds pay-per-view. While a rematch with Styles would be justified, any other Superstar could also be given the opportunity to be Rollins’ dancing partner as the actual plan is to buy time for building Corbin as a formidable threat to the Universal Title.
It’s no secret that Vince McMahon is high on Corbin and this could be the reason why Drew McIntyre is currently one step behind his fellow heel colleague in terms of spotlight push. The Scottish Psychopath was earlier in line to face Rollins post-WrestleMania but it turns out that The Lone Wolf has been given that spot for the time being.
At WrestleMania 35, Corbin defeated Kurt Angle in what was billed as the farewell match for The Olympic Hero. The Lone Wolf thus cemented himself as the guy to have retired a WWE legend, going head to head with the likes of Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns who are the only two Superstars to have beaten another parallel icon, namely The Undertaker at the Show Of Shows.
While it’s no secret that Rollins will inevitably come out on top, the fact that Corbin is actually being seen as a top main event Superstar backstage is quite interesting.
The IWC is currently speculating that both will have a mega clash at SummerSlam and that will buy WWE plenty of time to get heat on the Corbin, thereby establishing him as a bigger threat than what he would initially be at Stomping Grounds.