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Corbin can talk, can wrestle, has a decent look....but what's holding him back?

He reminds me of heel Sheamus. Or just Sheamus in general in terms of a guy that really isn't lacking anything, but for some reason, can never fully connect with fans. So what do you guys think Corbin is missing?

I mean, it's kinda hilarious that all the "work rate marks" never point how solid his in-ring work is, he's SUPER comfortable on the mic, has a decent look...but I do agree, that he still just feels dull. I don't think he's as bad as Lashley, but there is something holding Corbin back from ever becoming a top guy. What do you think it is?

What is holding Corbin back from being a believable top guy?
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Re: Corbin can talk, can wrestle, has a decent look....but what's holding him back?

He carries himself like a generic goon instead of a larger than life villain. Triple H wasn't the most interesting guy either...but he carried himself like a boss which gave him a certain aura. All the best villains had a sense of menace about them...Corbin doesn't. He looks more like the villain of a romcom or Adam Sandler movie rather than an action movie villain. Booking doesn't help him either because they make him feel like a loser.

I also disagree about his wrestling. What about him in the ring is he even known for?

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Re: Corbin can talk, can wrestle, has a decent look....but what's holding him back?

He can't talk, can't wrestle, and doesn't have a decent look. That's what's holding him back.




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He has no charisma and fans are generally not interested in anything he's apart of. Maybe if he were successful as a midcard heel and then worked himself up to the main event fans would have been more accepting of him.

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Re: Corbin can talk, can wrestle, has a decent look....but what's holding him back?

Except he's none of those things lol. He wears a shirt for a reason, you guys can't name a good match of his within 5 seconds, or provide a memorable promo without the aid of Youtube. He's a midcarder through and through.
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Re: Corbin can talk, can wrestle, has a decent look....but what's holding him back?

I strongly disagree with Corbin being good on the mic. His monotonous voice and lack of any urgency or fire to his words just makes it seem like he reads his lines from a sheet of paper. He's decent in the ring, meaning he doesn't stand out in a positive or negative way. As far as his looks go, he's tall, he's got lots of tats, but other than that, he looks like the first guy who gets his ass kicked in a Steven Seagal movie. I would call him an average guy. Painfully average.

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Re: Corbin can talk, can wrestle, has a decent look....but what's holding him back?

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He carries himself like a generic goon instead of a larger than life villain. Triple H wasn't the most interesting guy either...but he carried himself like a boss which gave him a certain aura. All the best villains had a sense of menace about them...Corbin doesn't. He looks more like the villain of a romcom or Adam Sandler movie rather than an action movie villain. Booking doesn't help him either because they make him feel like a loser.

I also disagree about his wrestling. What about him in the ring is he even known for?
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Except he's none of those things lol. He wears a shirt for a reason, you guys can't name a good match of his within 5 seconds, or provide a memorable promo without the aid of Youtube. He's a midcarder through and through.
His attire draws him more heel heat. The IWC flipping out about it is great. His multi men matches have all been good as that is what he excels in the most right now. He won't ever be a 5 star general. His promo last nice where he roasted Seth was the best promo on the show so look didn't need a youtube clip.


Cmon guys, my boy Corbin has some flaws but none of you hit them yet.
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Re: Corbin can talk, can wrestle, has a decent look....but what's holding him back?

Nothing about him stands out. He's not got a terrible look, but he's nothing special in that regard either. He's one of the least intimidating "big men" in awhile if anything. He's competent in the ring, but not spectacular. He can talk ok, but he's not super-charismatic, etc. Nothing about him screams "huge star," and he doesn't carry himself like one either. He's the textbook definition of "just there."

Which might not be so much of a problem, IF they wouldn't insist on focusing on him so much. When Drew, and Joe, and Braun, etc are on the same roster, Corbin just doesn't measure up (no pun intended) to them, simple as that imo.

Frankly Sheamus was MUCH better than Corbin as well imo.
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Eh, he’s shit?

The guy should go and work at some sleazy car dealership or be a bouncer at a strip club or something as pro wrestling clearly isn’t his thing.
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Frankly Sheamus was MUCH better than Corbin as well imo.


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