Sin Cara's injury might not be as bad as we thought. Yes, you better believe this is happening. Despite barely getting to appear on television prior to October, Sin Cara has a shot at Baron Corbin’s United States Championship, and he’s going to be fighting for the mid-card title on next Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown Live.
The news was confirmed on the WWE website, which took a detailed look at the rivalry between The Faceless One and The Lone Wolf, one that has surprisingly ended up with Sin Cara looking better for it. Sin Cara’s first win over Corbin took place on the Oct. 17, 2017, episode of SmackDown Live, resulting in a count-out win for the former. This was followed up by another win for Sin Cara, as Corbin got himself so worked-up that he got disqualified on the Oct. 24, 2017, episode. Corbin would finally win via DQ on the Halloween episode of SmackDown, but so far, none of those matches have ended in a clean resolution.
If Sin Cara ends up defeating Corbin on the Nov. 14, 2017, SmackDown Live, that will earn the 40-year-old WWE veteran a chance at fighting The Miz in a champion vs. champion match at Survivor Series, with both the United States Championship and Miz’s Intercontinental Championship on the line. With Corbin still hanging on to his belt, he and Miz have been engaged in a series of social media promos on each other, though their paths haven’t often crossed on television despite the buildup to the series of Raw vs. SmackDown matches at Survivor Series.
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While Corbin enjoyed had an up-and-down past few months, which included losing his Money in the Bank cash-in attempt against Jinder Mahal and a clean and easy loss to John Cena at SummerSlam, he has, at the very least, been featured regularly on TV. The same cannot be said about Sin Cara, who had only two televised matches since moving from Monday Night Raw to SmackDown after WrestleMania before his program with Baron Corbin–a loss to Dolph Ziggler on May 2, 2017, and an appearance in the Independence Day Battle Royal won by AJ Styles, with that match held to determine Kevin Owens' United States Championship opponent at Battleground. He also suffered a knee injury during WWE's last European tour, though it appears as if the injury is a minor one, per a recent update.
We need not remind you that Baron Corbin has not had a good reign so far as United States Champion, but unless WWE is planning another surprise push, he's an odds-on pick to retain against Sin Cara next Tuesday. His match against The Miz at Survivor Series, on the other hand, might be a completely different story, what with Miz still a red-hot fixture of Raw's upper mid-card as their Intercontinental Champion.