King Corbin. Say it. Savor the words like a fine vintage, or spit it out like swill if you prefer; but get used to the idea either way, because Baron Corbin is still in the King of the Ring tournament. Not only that, but there is a very real chance he makes a deep run, leaving The Miz in the rearview to land himself a matchup against Cedric Alexander in the quarterfinals where Corbin holds the size advantage.
That’s likely awful news for everyone in the WWE Universe who continues to clamor for Corbin’s humiliation, but little more than fuel for The Lone Wolf, who has made a career off of upsetting his legions of boo-birds. As for The Miz, his burning desire — “I want it all” — got him to the cusp of victory but no further, as Corbin kicked out of the Skull-Crushing Finale and caught Miz off a springboard with the End of Days. And yes, Corbin putting on the King of the Ring crown and lounging back on the throne surely rankled a few feathers, as did his sneering insults of the commoners who besmirched his name in a digital poll. But, as always, that mattered not to him: The king can do as he likes. Baron Corbin’s just getting a head start.