Belief that WWE “gave up” on pushing Baron Corbin with JBL

As seen during the February 6th 2023 edition of WWE RAW, JBL parted ways with Baron Corbin. According to, this has marked the end of JBL’s latest run as a television character.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer of discussed the situation…

“They gave up on it. Obviously, this wasn’t the plan. The guy in charge, that’s Paul (Levesque), felt it wasn’t working and that was it. Where they go with Corbin, I don’t know. It felt very much like a burial for Corbin…He’s had so many gimmick changes. There’s nothing wrong or right with him but in the pantheon of stars, he’s just not at that top star level. I think they wanted him to be at that level and they gave him every chance to be at that level. He’s just a guy. A tall guy but he’s just a guy.” (quote courtesy of