As we saw on the latest episode of Smackdown, John Cena will be fighting Baron Corbin at Summerslam next weekend in Brooklyn. When Summerslam goes off the air, we might be seeing Baron Corbin make his true mark in the WWE. Let me explain what I am talking about.
It is inevitable that John Cena is heading off to the Raw brand after Summerslam. Which means he probably isn’t winning at Summerslam against Corbin. Since Corbin has been on the main roster, he has yet to face someone like a John Cena. Yes he has had matches against Nakamura, Styles, and Orton. But it helps your career a bit more if you are able to beat someone who is at the level of a John Cena. By beating John Cena, it will help solidify him as being a main event level on the main roster/. What people seem to forget is that Baron Corbin has been on the main roster since Wrestlemania 32 and has yet to do anything memorable. Yes, he was in the Intercontinental title match at Wrestlemania 33, but he couldn’t beat Dean Ambrose.
While it is nice to have a win over John Cena, there is something else that could be a huge benefit to Baron Corbin. Back in June, he did win the Money in the Bank briefcase. It just so happens that the person he has been feuding with for most of the summer, Nakamura, is getting a title opportunity at Summerslam. I could easily see a scenario play out where Nakamura beats Jinder Mahal for the WWE title and then you hear Corbin’s music. In the history of the Money in the Bank, there has only been one time that a cash in has occurred at Summerslam. Back at the 2013 Summerslam, Randy Orton cashed in on Daniel Bryan and turned heel in the process for the first time since 2010.
On Sunday August 20 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York; I fully suspect that we will see a second cash in and see the true dominance of Baron Corbin on the main roster.