Baron Corbin successfully defended his United States Championship against Sin Cara on Tuesday and will face The Miz at Survivor Series.
Despite Survivor Series takin place this Sunday night, there were still a fair few things on the card that could have changed depending on matches that took place during SmackDown Live this week. Charlotte and Natalya did battle for the SmackDown Women's Championship, but before that Baron Corbin had to defend his United States Title against Sin Cara.
Sin Cara has been getting the better of The Lone Wolf recently. Whether it be by count out or disqualification, the former Lucha Dragon has been picking up wins. It's what earned him a title shot this past Tuesday. For a lot of the match Sin Cara gave a pretty good account of himself too. A count out or a DQ finish wasn't going to cut it if he wanted to leave SmackDown Live as US Champion though.
Despite a spirited effort from the luchador, he, unfortunately, won't be the one facing The Miz at Survivor Series this weekend. Baron Corbin eventually turned the match in his favor and didn't even need dirty tactics or a screwy finish to maintain his grasp on the United States Championship. A Deep Six started the slippery slope for Sin Cara before Corbin planted his opponent to the mat like a lawn dart via an End of Days. That spelled the end for Sin Cara's hopes.
Baron Corbin will have no time to bask in the glow of his win though. The former NXT star's sights will now be firmly set on Raw's Intercontinental Champion. He and The Miz have been trading barbs on Twitter for a while now and seemingly can't wait to get their hands on one another.
Miz versus Corbin might not be the most anticipated match on the Survivor Series card and yes, it's a heel versus heel dynamic, but it is certainly more appealing than if Sin Cara had taken Baron's place. No offence to Sin Cara, but there has at least been a little build of build to Corbin versus Miz because of their Twitter beef and it will be interesting to see that come to a head on Sunday night.
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