As Acting General Manager, Baron Corbin has many powers. He could make himself a Universal Championship Match at a moment’s notice to pick on beat-up champion Roman Reigns. He could even, say, re-start that match as a No Disqualification if he ends up in too deep of a hole and decides to break out a chair to even the odds. What he couldn’t do, no matter how he stacked the deck, was close out.
Yes, Corbin missed out on the Universal Title despite a massive managerial advantage over The Big Dog that he didn’t hesitate to exploit, not to mention some help — Braun Strowman showed up to attack Reigns after the restart, instigating a brawl that ended up roping in Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre and the rest of The Shield. But even with all conceivable odds stacked in his favor, Corbin fell to a quick-strike Spear when he attempted to make his move. Strowman, Ziggler & McIntyre opted not to make a move on The Shield, seemingly preferring to save their energy for WWE Super Show-Down. So while it’ll take more than shenanigans to topple Roman Reigns as champion, that doesn’t mean a big fight isn’t on the way all the same.