On January 26th, at Royal Rumble, Baron Corbin was defeated by Roman Reigns in a Falls Count Anywhere match; subsequently, Corbin participated in the homonymous match entering with the number 22 but was eliminated by Drew McIntyre.
In the Super SmackDown episode of January 31st, Corbin, Ziggler and Roode were again defeated by Roman Reigns and the Usos, who humiliated the king at the end of the meeting with dog food. On February 27th, at Super ShowDown, Corbin was defeated by Roman Reigns in a Steel Cage match.
In the SmackDown episode of March 13th, Corbin was defeated by Jeff Hardy. During his time on the main roster, he won the 2017 Money in the Bank men's ladder match and the WWE United States Championship. In 2018, he was appointed as the General Manager of Raw and starting a feud with Kurt Angle which culminated at WrestleMania 35, with Corbin defeating Angle in his retirement match.
On the latest edition of After the Bell, he discussed how he wants to be in the top spot in WWE: “I respect Roman unbelievably, and Seth, and all those other guys, Brock Lesnar, and Cena, but I want their spot, that’s just the bottomline.
I think that if you don’t want that spot, you don’t belong here, and I think that would frustrate a lot of people, because people are content at sitting in the middle, or sitting at home and getting paid, and that irritates me to no end because I’m going, ‘If you don’t want to be the best here, don’t be here, leave, because you’re hurting what we do.'
I want a whole roster of guys that want to be John Cena, not want to be John Cena, but they want to be on that level, they want to take what we do and fill stadiums every single night, they want to go out, whether there’s 1200 people there or 103,000 people there and they’re going to give you the same effort and performance that I expect, and I think that’s part of the problem with some of the guys here, is that they are just content with being blah, and for me, that’s what frustrates me about being in that main event spot but Roman’s still the guy."