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WWE SmackDown LIVE Discussion Thread - August 15, 2017 from Providence, RI (#939)

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When
United States: LIVE, Tuesday Night, August 15, at 8/7c on the USA Network
United Kingdom: Wednesday Morning, August 16, at 1AM on Sky Sports Arena

Venue
Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, RI

Confirmed Matches/Events

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Jinder Mahal vs. John Cena

Final Build to SummerSlam
 
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Green or Not Having Corbin cash and lose, proves that wwe creative are a bunch of idiots, tune in to summerslam to Corbins burial complete.
 

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Green or Not Having Corbin cash and lose, proves that wwe creative are a bunch of idiots, tune in to summerslam to Corbins burial complete.
I've been trying to figure out what the point of having Corbin win Money-in-the-Bank in the first place. My guess is that Corbin is being punished for his Twitter feud with Dave Meltzer. No matter the reason, it was really stupid and served no purpose except to bury Baron Corbin.
 

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Fucked up my whole summer slam plan. I thought Nakamura would beat Jinder, then Corbin would cash in and win....now I am thinking maybe Jinder beats Nakamura. Really nobody for Nakamura to fued with, but Corbin can do the whole crying over how he was screwed an get a title shot against Jinder.Totally killed any come back chance I had.
 

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I wasn't expecting that cash in! I guess that Twitter feud could have annoyed McMahon as I can't see them rushing it like this for any other reason. As much as they could use it as ammunition for his Cena feud it just makes Corbin look like a chump. Why cash in when Cena wasn't totally knocked out.
 

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It doesn't look like it was just the Twitter spat, the below is from the Wrestling-Online Newsletter:

CORBIN’S ARGUMENT WITH DR. JOSEPH MAROON EXPLAINS THE BREAKS ON HIS PUSH

- PWInisder.com is reporting that the reason that Baron Corbin’s push was scaled back was due to his untimely intervention during a locker room meeting involving WWE’s head of medical, Dr. Joseph Maroon. According to the site, WWE Superstars were getting a lecture by Dr. Maroon who talked about CTE and downplayed the effect it had, quoting a recent study, on deceased NFL players. CTE can only be diagnosed postmortem. Corbin, who is a former NFL player, wasn’t impressed and cut Dr. Maroon half-way, telling him his opinion and challenging his lecture. Corbin is part of a lawsuit against the NFL regarding head trauma. Maroon is often portrayed as pro-NFL in his medical field. The situation did not go down well with WWE’s senior management and felt that Corbin should have had the discussion in private with Dr. Maroon instead of challenging him in front of the whole locker room. After the meeting, WWE put the brakes on Corbin’s push, made him fail the Money in the Bank cash-in, and then losing very clean to John Cena a few days later in the opening match at SummerSlam. Dr. Maroon is the Medical Director for WWE and his signature is required for anyone to be cleared to compete. While he is a board-certified clinical professor of neurological surgery and Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, many are often opposed to his methods and judgment. He was also portrayed, not in the greatest light, in the recent Will Smith movie Concussion.
 
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