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Baron Corbin’s true self is a little taller than his current self

When Baron Corbin returned to NXT last month, he started down a path that would see him ditch all the various characters and gimmicks he’s used throughout his WWE career. After burning his King of the Ring crown and Happy’s lucky fedora, Corbin ventured into the wilderness for a face-to-face with... himself.

It’s an intriguing way to get us to the next version of Corbin — a mix of a standard losing streak angle with Shawn Michaels’ losing his smile, wrapped in something we’d normally expect to get for characters like Bray Wyatt or Kane.

Hate that I’m distracted by how future/true Baron is taller than current Baron, but I’m trying to convince myself it’s intentional. Corbin’s been feeling small, after all. His fully realized form should look bigger, right?

Let us know if you’re buying that explanation, and what you think of Corbin’s ongoing gimmick makeover in general. On your way down to the comments, you can also check out our playlist of highlights from last night’s show:

  • Carmelo Hayes and Ilja Dragunov share mutual respect
  • Dragon Lee & Nathan Frazer vs. Los Lotharios
  • Booker T gives Roxanne Perez a pep talk
  • Gigi Dolin vs. Kiana James
  • Axiom & SCRYPTS vs. Bronco Nima & Lucien Price
  • The Family put Mark Coffey through a table at D’Angelo’s Homecoming
  • Carmelo Hayes gets confronted by Schism
  • Thea Hail vs. Elektra Lopez
  • Tiffany Stratton agrees to defend her title in a Submission Match
  • Eddy Thorpe vs. Oro Mensah
  • Kelani Jordan is learning a lot from Dana Brooke
  • Blair Davenport continues to mock Roxanne Perez
  • “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio wins the North American Title
  • Kiana James isn’t afraid to do whatever it takes to win (Digital Exclusive)
  • Thea Hail locks in a Kimura on Luca Crusifino (Digital Exclusive)
  • “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio is ready to run NXT (Digital Exclusive)

For complete results and the live blog for NXT’s July 18 episode. click here. To read a complete recap & review of all the night’s events click here.

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