Since losing his WWE Money in the Bank briefcase on Smackdown Live, then losing a “basic” opening match to John Cena at SummerSlam, Baron Corbin’s push in WWE has seemed to diminish, and reports are pointing to backstage heat in WWE as the reason why.
Speculation has been that WWE is scaling back on Corbin’s push due to his behavior on social media, and The Dirty Sheets Podcast is now reporting that multiple incidents, including a backstage altercation with John Cena, is what has lead to Corbin’s WWE push being halted.
The report notes that during the August 15th WWE Smackdown TV taping, Corbin was “chewed out” backstage by John Cena, in front of the creative team and other WWE talents. Cena was reportedly unhappy with the way Corbin perceives himself and his general backstage attitude in WWE. The report furthers that Cena even took a shot at Corbin on WWE TV, and referenced their real life heat, at the 8 minute and 57 second mark into WWE SummerSlam, when Cena could be seen yelling to Corbin “nothing is about you! You ain’t done s**t here, so you don’t know what it’s like!”
More details on this developing story can be heard in the video player below: