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Braun Strowman def. Raw “General Manager-Elect” Baron Corbin in a TLC Match to earn a Universal Title opportunity against Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view

Braun Strowman def. Raw “General Manager-Elect” Baron Corbin in a TLC Match to earn a Universal Title opportunity against Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view

SAN JOSE — Perhaps thinking his promotion to Raw General Manager was a forgone conclusion, Baron Corbin spent the last month making enemies across the Team Red locker room. Turns out, that might not have been the best managerial strategy: What was shaping up to be a gimme win against an injured Braun Strowman that would have elevated Corbin to permanent GM was waylaid by several of The Lone Wolf’s foes, and The Monster Among Men easily secured the pinfall that will send him to Suplex City and a Universal Title Match against Brock Lesnar.

Kurt Angle, Health Slater and others deliver brutal steel chair strikes to Baron Corbin: WWE TLC 2018 (WWE Network Exclusive)

Raw "GM-Elect" Baron Corbin is viciously attacked by Kurt Angle, Heath Slater and more Superstars as he prepares to face Braun Strowman in a TLC Match: Courtesy of WWE Network.

That’s doubly humiliating for Corbin because The Lone Wolf had stacked the deck in every possible manner against The Gift of Destruction, including corralling Heath Slater to count for what he had assumed was going to be a forfeit. When Strowman arrived with his arm in a sling, he proved to be the least of Corbin’s worries, as he reminded the “GM-Elect” that there were no disqualifications in his chosen stipulation of a TLC Match, and anybody who had a bone to pick with Corbin could help him out.

One by one, all of Corbin’s adversaries appeared from the crowd, each brandishing steel chairs: Apollo Crews, Raw Tag Team Champions Bobby Roode & Chad Gable, Finn Bálor and, finally, Kurt Angle, who Corbin deposed as General Manager. One-by-one, they all brutalized Corbin with steel chairs and finishing moves. And one-two-three, Slater — who had thrown his ref’s shirt in The Lone Wolf’s face in an act of defiance — put the zebra stripes back on and counted as Strowman placed one foot on Corbin’s chest. The news that Mr. McMahon would be returning to Raw to “shake things up” already had the WWE Universe questioning what the show would look like at the end of Monday night. Now, the question is how it will look at the start.

SAN JOSE — Perhaps thinking his promotion to Raw General Manager was a forgone conclusion, Baron Corbin spent the last month making enemies across the Team Red locker room. Turns out, that might not have been the best managerial strategy: What was shaping up to be a gimme win against an injured Braun Strowman that would have elevated Corbin to permanent GM was waylaid by several of The Lone Wolf’s foes, and The Monster Among Men easily secured the pinfall that will send him to Suplex City and a Universal Title Match against Brock Lesnar.

Kurt Angle, Health Slater and others deliver brutal steel chair strikes to Baron Corbin: WWE TLC 2018 (WWE Network Exclusive)

Raw "GM-Elect" Baron Corbin is viciously attacked by Kurt Angle, Heath Slater and more Superstars as he prepares to face Braun Strowman in a TLC Match: Courtesy of WWE Network.

That’s doubly humiliating for Corbin because The Lone Wolf had stacked the deck in every possible manner against The Gift of Destruction, including corralling Heath Slater to count for what he had assumed was going to be a forfeit. When Strowman arrived with his arm in a sling, he proved to be the least of Corbin’s worries, as he reminded the “GM-Elect” that there were no disqualifications in his chosen stipulation of a TLC Match, and anybody who had a bone to pick with Corbin could help him out.

One by one, all of Corbin’s adversaries appeared from the crowd, each brandishing steel chairs: Apollo Crews, Raw Tag Team Champions Bobby Roode & Chad Gable, Finn Bálor and, finally, Kurt Angle, who Corbin deposed as General Manager. One-by-one, they all brutalized Corbin with steel chairs and finishing moves. And one-two-three, Slater — who had thrown his ref’s shirt in The Lone Wolf’s face in an act of defiance — put the zebra stripes back on and counted as Strowman placed one foot on Corbin’s chest. The news that Mr. McMahon would be returning to Raw to “shake things up” already had the WWE Universe questioning what the show would look like at the end of Monday night. Now, the question is how it will look at the start.