By the obvious ripping off of a famous Vince McMahon quote, you may have guessed that this thread is about my opinion on the recent fall from grace Baron Corbin has had the last few weeks. And...well, you're right. But before anything else, I need to set up a picture. So I will: Baron Corbin came into WWE in 2016 in a big way by surprisingly winning the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, before this; he was making a name for himself in NXT first as a bad ass face who would squash lesser opponents in rapid fashion and then later as a ruthless heel who took no prisoners. The year afterwards would see him shine having some really good matches with Kalisto, Dolph Ziggler and roll through the SmackDown roster with relative ease. By December, he was main eventing SmackDown for the WWE championship. This year started off great for him, he was facing off against people like John Cena, Randy Orton, Sami Zayn, A.J Styles and even then Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose. He was impressing many with his talent and was awarded by being Mr. Money in the Bank, he even got a feud with John Cena. It looked like everything was going his way... And then he lost his cash-in to Jinder Mahal. And then he lost to John Cena in a little over 10 minutes. All of a sudden, reports came in that Baron Corbin had a terrible attitude backstage, taking his 'lone wolf' gimmick at bit further than just kayfabe and even getting into a twitter fights with Dave Meltzer of all people. And just now, i've gotten the word from WrestleTalk that the reason for Baron Corbin's loss at SummerSlam might have been because John Cena told creative that he wasn't ready for this spot. So, what happened? How did we come to this point for Baron Corbin? Simple: Like the title of this thread said, Baron Corbin screwed Baron Corbin. I can understand being a heel is an important guideline to abide to in professional wrestling, something that still holds up even as kayfabe continues to grow more and more irrelevant each day but there is a difference between acting like a heel and actually being one and judging by what I and a lot of us have heard these last few days, Baron Corbin is kind of a dick. Getting into an argument with perhaps the most popular wrestling columnist in history is not helping the cause as it only serves to make you look even worse. And when you've gone so far as to piss off the biggest name the company has outside of Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, you know you've done something wrong. In fact, it was reported that Baron was chewed out in front the entire locker room and creative; he's only done that to one other wrestler (Alex Riley) and look what ended up happening to him. We've talked a lot about how Cena is one of the people who hold a 'golden shovel' over the years and how he's either halted some wrestling careers or even wrecked them completely. But if what we've heard from Baron Corbin is true; I think he kind of deserved it. Baron Corbin was on the cusp on being a world champ, he was said to have cashed in his contract at SummerSlam and take it away from Shinsuke Nakamura. If he had kept his mouth shut, he probably would and could have been world champion. Was he ready for it? Who knows? He may have not always been the best promo, but as a wrestler he was and still is a good worker. I don't know whether or not his ego started to get the better of him after winning MiTB or if he was always like this; but in wrestling, as well as in other businesses; you have to keep a professional outlook on your prospects and understand your flaws so you can have the best possible career for you. And especially this, do not piss off the top names of the company OR the board. That is one of the many death sentences you can face in WWE and can (and usually does) kill any chance of you being worth a damn if you're lucky. Maybe i'm coming off a little too hard on him and if that's the case, I respect your viewpoint. But at the end of the day, Baron Corbin had the opportunity to be a main event player on SmackDown; maybe even WWE in general and he blew it. Whether or not he was ready for a shot like this is a debate for another day, but I don't think anyone can deny that Baron Corbin royally damaged his career prospects if these story have any merit to them. (And if the recent dirt sheet record has anything to do with it, they probably do) In short: Don't be shocked if Baron Corbin loses to people like Chad Gable or Breezango, maybe even to Tye Dillinger at some point. In the immortal words of Vince McMahon, Baron Corbin screwed Baron Corbin. And he's going to have with to deal with it for the rest of his life. Baron screwed Baron, I have no sympathy for him whatsoever.