WWE Money in the Bank 2017: 3 Opportunities for Baron Corbin to Cash-in

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Baron Corbin

Baron Corbin defeated off Kevin Owens, AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, and Shinsuke Nakamura to become Mr. Money in the Bank.

What an unbelievable match to close out Money in the Bank. Though the outcome seemed almost inevitable, given the way in which WWE books superstars leading into a PPV, this match delivered. Since the superstar shake-up, Baron Corbin had been on a losing streak like we’ve never before. He was defeated by Sami Zayn at Backlash, and then lost the following week in under 2 minutes by Zayn.

Despite all the signs that Corbin was going to win this year’s Money in the Bank, WWE did a great job creating some doubt about who would hold the briefcase.

During the Shinsuke Nakamura’s entrance, the Lone Wolf blindsided The Artist. Corbin attacked him with a series of jabs and kicks before assaulting him with a ladder and TV camera. Nakamura was escorted to the back and the match began.

The match itself was as good as it needed to be to salvage an otherwise disappointing PPV. It Showcased the amazing athleticism of some of the top performers, mainly Sami Zayn and AJ Styles. It also helped renew rivalries.

Just as the match seemed to be finishing up, Shinsuke Nakamura’s music hit, infusing new life into the crowd and in-ring action. Nakamura came running to the ring and laid waste to his competition. He delivered a Kinshasa to nearly everyone, except AJ Styles, who he has a lot of history with. Their showdown, planted the seeds for a future feud. But it also gave time for Baron Corbin to regain his bearings and capture the briefcase for the win.

Last year, Dean Ambrose had one of the most memorable cash-ins after holding the briefcase for a mere 57 minutes. Conversely, Edge, the inaugural Money in the Bank winner hold the briefcase for a record 280. With the briefcase firmly in hand what’s next for Baron Corbin? I’ll explore three potential cash-in opportunities for the Lone Wolf.