WWE's interest in Baron Corbin has been obvious ever since he won the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 32, but fresh reports from The Wrestling Observer suggest a main event push is imminent.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer claimed that WWE officials have higher hopes for Corbin than they do for Braun Strowman over on Raw.
Meltzer claimed that both Strowman and Corbin would receive pushes on their respective brands, but that right now it was the latter who is expected to reach the main event summit before his Raw counterpart.
By the time WWE begin building towards SummerSlam this August, there's a good chance that Baron Corbin will be firmly in the mix for the WWE Title, and it's hard to argue that he'd be a fine opponent for Randy Orton come the pay-per-view.
Over on Raw, Braun Strowman has been programmed opposite Roman Reigns in a top-line feud already, but all signs are pointing towards a Reigns victory at Payback before the divisive ex-Shield member moves onto Brock Lesnar and the WWE Universal Title.
For Corbin on SmackDown, Meltzer says the main event scene is closer than it is for Strowman.