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WWE News: Update on Baron Corbin's knee injury on SmackDown Live

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Baron Corbin appeared to slip from the ring apron and hurt his knee (Image Credit:

In the latest episode of SmackDown Live, Baron Corbin, one of the five members of the brand’s Survivor Series men’s team, apparently got injured. As a result of this, he was replaced by the show’s commissioner Shane McMahon in the blue brand’s team.

Since Corbin had refused to be part of a 6-man tag-team match involving all the men representing SmackDown Live at Survivor series, Shane pitted him in a match against a returning Kalisto instead. Before the match could even begin, Kalisto was viciously assaulted by Corbin.

The tables turned, however, when Corbin slipped and fell off the ring apron.

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The former WWE United States champion Kalisto capitalised on the situation by smashing Baron Corbin’s knee against the steel steps with a drop-kick. As ‘The Lone Wolf’ lay in pain inside the ring, Kalisto delivered a frog splash on his apparently injured knee.

However, as it turns out, this was a ‘kayfabe’ injury as Corbin was seen back in action at a WWE live event in Cardiff this past Wednesday. The Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy winner faced off against Jack Swagger in a singles match and picked up a win over the ‘ All American American’.

This makes it quite obvious that Baron Corbin being taken off the SmackDown Live Survivor Series tag team due to injury was nothing but a part of the storyline. It is difficult to understand, though, why it was so important for Shane McMahon to be included in the team at the expense of a rising star like Corbin.

With just about a week left to go for the Survivor Series, this Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown Live may be able to give us a better idea about this drastic change.

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