Corbin's example bears repeating, because his fall from grace has been as dramatic as any wrestling fans can remember.
After emerging victorious from a star-studded Money in the Bank Ladder match in June, the 'Lone Wolf' looked all set to become a world champion by year's end.
But with more exposure comes more critics, and the 32-year-old made the mistake of responding to Twitter provocation with some harsh words of his own - something WWE, apparently, takes a dim view on (unless you pull off a really sick burn).
Instead of winning the WWE Championship, Corbin's cash-in attempt on SmackDown ended with a roll-up victory for Jinder Mahal. Then, later in the same week, he lost inside 10 minutes to John Cena in a pointedly one-sided SummerSlam opener.