Baron Corbin has been racking up the victories over the past couple of months, including a pinfall victory against Kurt Angle at WrestleMania 35 - where he sent the Hall of Famer into retirement.
On yesterday's episode of Monday Night Raw, Corbin picked up a victory over Ricochet, one of the top up-and-coming talents who made the jump from NXT. And at this rate, we shouldn't expect Corbin's momentum to stop.
That's because Dave Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Ringside News), that WWE is "building Corbin Up for" an eventual match against Universal Champion Seth Rollins.
Corbin is set to take part in the men's Money in the Bank ladder match this Sunday, while Rollins will defend his title against A.J. Styles. It should be noted that Corbin vs. The Architect has been advertised for Extreme Rules by the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
That pay-per-view is still two months away, so Corbin's push will likely continue to develop slowly over time. Meanwhile, it's safe to assume that Rollins will end up retaining his championship over Styles - since the former is already being advertised to face Corbin in two months.
It's been rumored for about a year now that Corbin was going to receive a massive push in WWE. It looked like that time would come back in 2017, when he won the men's MITB match. Corbin cashed it in for a WWE Championship match vs. Jinder Mahal on the Aug. 15 episode of SmackDown Live. However, Corbin got distracted an lost via a roll-up pin to Mahal.
Corbin would move over to the Raw brand last year and became the "Constable," where he worked alongside Angle while portraying a heel authority figure. Retiring the Hall of Famer was quite the accomplishment itself, but it's only the start of something special for Corbin.
What This Means
We now know what the long-term plan is for both Corbin and Rollins, which means the latter's program with Styles probably won't last too long. As for Corbin, he'll continue to pile up the victories as he awaits his shot at the Universal Championship.