Baron Corbin is intimately familiar with both the agony and the ecstasy of winning a Money in the Bank contract, but The Lone Wolf was left to swallow the bitterest pill of all when Bobby Roode denied his return trip to the make-or-break Ladder Match in a Triple Threat qualifier on Raw.
Corbin had approached the match by identifying Roode as his biggest threat, though it turned out to be something of a strategic error when he looked past the match’s third competitor, No Way Jose. The disrespect fired up The Dominican Dancing Machine into the grittiest performance of his young Raw career; as the match went long, he threatened to play spoiler.
Jose’s rally was distressing for both Corbin and Roode, who had all but asked to be placed into a qualifier last week on Raw. The Lone Wolf adjusted course by attempting to take out both his opponents at once, but his aggression cost him: Roode olé’d Corbin into the ring post and dispatched Jose with the Glorious DDT for the win, much to the dismay of a fuming Corbin at ringside.