5 booking steps for Baron Corbin on the road to SummerSlam
Baron Corbin’s promotion to the main roster has been underwhelming to say the least. His victory at the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal got a good reaction from fans but his three month long feud against Dolph Ziggler since that night has been tepid at best.
Corbin and Ziggler have now met each other three pay-per-views in a row and the crowd reaction has gotten progressively worse with the crowd chanting ‘boring’ during their match at Money In The Bank.
It's not hard to see what WWE see in Corbin, he has the size and the look but the actual wrestling ability isn’t quite there yet, which isn’t Corbin’s fault. His call-up to the main roster came up before he was ready, which is sad because he was doing some really good work down in NXT and progressing as a performer.
With Corbin now on the main roster, WWE has to book him smartly in the coming months after a disappointing run following his debut or he risks becoming another Brodus Clay. Corbin has to be booked strongly in the lead up to SummerSlam with hopefully a better spot than pre-show.
In keeping with that, here are 5 booking steps for Corbin on the road to SummerSlam.
#5 Social Outcasts
The first thing WWE has to do following the Corbin-Ziggler program is to give him a few squash matches and who’s better to stare up at the lights for him than WWE’s resident jobbers, The Social Outcasts.
Corbin’s size and dominance has to be established and he has to be made to look like a believable threat. A few short matches against Curtis Axel, Bo Dallas and Heath Slater would get him started once again on the road to being a dominant force.
The Social Outcasts aren’t really doing anything right now anyway so facing Corbin would at least get them on television again.