Boxing World Champion Demetrius Andrade Blasts WWE for Mishandling Baron Corbin

Published 01/20/2021, 7:59 AM EST


It is really quite the spectacle when famous personalities comment on WWE and its content. On Raw Legends Night, singer Cardi B actively engaged in a Twitter exchange with WWE Superstars. This time around, American Professional boxer Demetrius Andrade had something to say. 

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In a recent tweet, Andrade critiqued WWE’s handling of Baron Corbin. The boxer stressed how a giant like Corbin must be booked with other giants rather than short Superstars. 

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Demetrius Andrade wanted to explain how big men must face wrestlers their own size to make it a huge battle that would benefit both Superstars. However, the boxer failed to appreciate the context here.

Baron Corbin was fighting the favorite underdog Rey Mysterio

The man that Corbin is fighting in the picture is none other than WWE legend Rey Mysterio. No WWE fan is a stranger to the exploits of Mysterio and how the high flyer can humble the tallest of opponents. 

Despite his height disadvantage, ‘The Master of the 619’ more than makes up for it with an impressive and flexible skillset. He is able to turn the opponent’s height and size against him. 

Rey Mysterio even won the Royal Rumble by eliminating Triple H and Randy Orton, who were the final contestants along with him. Apart from this, he also has a famous history with WWE. 

Mysterio is a 1-time WWE Champion, a 2-time World Heavyweight Champion, a 3-time WWE World Cruiserweight Champion, a 2-time WWE Intercontinental Champion, and a 4-time WWE Tag team Champion

Demetrius Andrade was right in his judgments

Although, inspite of this slight misunderstanding, Demetrius Andrade is dead right in his statements. WWE has mishandled the booking of Baron Corbin to a large extent. 

Corbin really did not take the momentum of 2019 into 2020. The Superstar was completely sidelined and fans have probably forgotten he was even on the show. Poor booking has led to his gimmick being exhausted. 

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As King Corbin, the character has not played his heel role to perfection. WWE has not used him for a match on SmackDown or Raw for a while now. 

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With a man of Corbin’s size and athleticism, WWE really needs to watch out for him. Perhaps he would do much better fighting someone his size in order to actually sell his character. 

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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