Corbin was not too upset about failing in his attempt to become WWE Champion.
On the August 15th edition of SmackDown Live last summer, the-then "Mr.Money In The Bank" Baron Corbin looked to realize his dream and cash in to win his first piece of championship gold in the WWE. With an outside distraction from John Cena and being rolled up by the-then champion Jinder Mahal, Corbin failed in his attempt to win the WWE Championship.
The moment is still talked about amongst the WWE Universe but while speaking with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated's "Extra Mustard" section, Corbin stated that he was not too down on himself after receiving the news that he would be unsuccessful in his attempt to cash-in.
"Life is not fair, and so many people now want everything to be fair, it’s just not that way. You make a decision to better yourself or worsen yourself every day. I don’t believe you ever stay the same. You either get better or you get worse. The day that I lost the Money in the Bank contract was not a day when I bettered myself." Corbin shared. "So what can I do to get to the next level? Three weeks later, I won the United States championship. So, if you dwell on mistakes, you’ll continue to fall. For me, I learned from playing football to have a short-term memory. Every play is a new play. That’s the same in WWE. John Cena cost me that Money in the Bank briefcase, so I took AJ Styles’ United States Championship. Every time you get stuck behind a wall, there is another opportunity to find. That’s why I will end up Universal Champion, WWE Champion, and a grand slam champion winner like Seth just did. You can’t let failure get in the way of your ultimate goals. Failure happens, it happens to everybody. What are you going to do to show them they’re wrong? I’m going out in front of millions of people proving myself every day." Corbin continued, "John Cena does it better than anyone, he overcomes adversity. That’s what I pride myself on. When I lost that briefcase, it just fueled a fire to accomplish something else."
As a part of the 2018 WWE 'Superstar Shake-Up' "The Lone Wolf" joined the Monday Night RAW roster. The former WWE United States Champion revealed that he had no idea he was going to RAW until he saw his vignette air live on the show. He has high expectations for himself as he looks to be the guy that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon can look to to be "the guy".
"I had no idea I was headed to RAW until my vignette aired and I said, ‘It looks like I have a new home.’ Immediately, it lit my fire of competition. It’s a new locker room to impress and challenge. I want to challenge them so they’ll challenge me. I want to step in the ring with Roman Reigns and have him realize, ‘This guy thinks he’s better than me.’ The competitive nature that all true, successful athletes have gives you the drive to be the best." He stated. "When someone out-performs you, it just makes me push further. Coming to RAW, you see Roman on the cover of magazines and he’s the guy who’s headlined WrestleMania four years in a row. Plus, there’s Brock Lesnar, who was a UFC World Champion and is our Universal Champion, and Braun Strowman, who’s made a name for himself, and Seth Rollins, who is a former world champion. Those guys are in that locker room, and I’m going to shake things up. I’m going to cause some mayhem and become Universal Champion, that’s the only goal. If Seth Rollins gets in my way, I’ll take his I.C. championship as well. I’m there to be number one. I want to be the guy that Vince can go, ‘I can put the company on this guy’s back and we will be just fine.’ That’s that attitude I’ve carried since I was little. People look at RAW like it’s the flagship show and I want to be the top superstar on the flagship show. That may ruffle a few feathers and that’s just fine."
"The Lone Wolf" also spoke on being a part of the 50-man Royal Rumble match that will take place at the 'Greatest Royal Rumble' event at noon tomorrow. Fightful will have a post-event podcast/review for the event, where the matches and moments that transpire during the show will be discussed and analyzed.