Baron Corbin feels like you should have to earn your shot at the King.
Matt Riddle is the latest Superstar to join the SmackDown brand. Upon his arrival, he defeated Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles in a non-title match. When it comes to his first rivalry, it looks like the “Bro” may be setting his sights on royalty.
According to a report from Gary Cassidy of Sportskeeda, Baron Corbin is not happy about being positioned as the first rivalry for Riddle on the main roster. Reportedly, Corbin feels that Riddle should have to defeat five enhancement talents before facing him. However, this has been the plan for Riddle for quite some time as illustrated by the fact that Baron Corbin eliminated Matt Riddle from both Survivor Series and the Royal Rumble.
Riddle vs. Corbin has been the plan internally for months but Baron Corbin only found out about the plans within the past week.
Riddle helped In the post-match babyface beatdown of Baron Corbin after he lost to Jeff Hardy on the June 26 episode of SmackDown.
Fightful will continue monitoring the story and provide updates as more becomes available.