As expected, Braun Strowman showed up at TLC despite suffering an elbow injury, and he brought some help with him. All the babyfaces on the WWE Raw roster who Baron Corbin wrong as acting GM or GM elect helped Strowman pick up a victory to oust Corbin from power. So who will replace “The Lone Wolf” as Raw’s GM?
Baron Corbin and Braun Strowman were initially scheduled to face off in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match in the main event of WWE TLC, but Strowman’s real-life elbow injury prevented the marquee matchup from actually occurring.
Instead, the WWE Raw superstars squared off in the mid-card of the TLC Pay Per View, with Strowman not actually wrestling against Corbin due to his injury. Strowman brought out all the members of the Raw roster who were wronged by Corbin over the past several months, and the result was a cathartic beatdown of one of the worst kayfabe GMs in wrestling history.
After absorbing big blows and finishers from the likes of Apollo Crews, Finn Balor, Chad Gable, and Bobby Roode, Corbin was pinned by Strowman’s foot. This result not only confirmed that Strowman will face Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble PPV in January for the Universal Championship, but it also means Corbin will no longer be in charge on Monday nights.
Tomorrow, Vince McMahon will appear on Raw to presumably select a new GM – or make some other monumental announcement in the midst of the show’s awful ratings – and here are five possible replacements for Corbin.