WWE’s Stomping Grounds PPV has been struggling with ticket sales for the event. The show features many rematches and retreads coming out of Saudi Arabia.
Stomping Grounds is headlined by Seth Rollins defending his Universal Championship against Baron Corbin. The match will feature a mystery guest referee. Should the mystery guest referee be Money in the Bank winner Brock Lesnar, there’s potential for some fireworks in how the finish is booked.
But according to current AEW star, and WWE legend, Chris Jericho, Corbin’s role in the company showcases WWE’s struggles and one of the major reasons, he believes, Stomping Grounds isn’t selling well.
Jericho spoke about this on his podcast Talk Is Jericho.
“This match, to me, once again is one of the problems with WWE and maybe one of the reasons why tickets haven’t sold well in Tacoma,” Jericho said. “We just saw this match two weeks ago at Super [Show Down]. The classic thing is my neighbor is a good guy too, [that] doesn’t mean [Corbin] should be headlining pay-per-views over and over again.”
Jericho’s opinion is very strong that Corbin should not be positioned in a main event role. He brought up Samoa Joe as someone who would be ready for that spot.
“There’s heat, there’s go-away heat, there’s this guy isn’t ready heat,” Jericho explained. “Corbin is a solid worker, solid personality, great guy. I don’t think he’s ready for the main event especially when you got Samoa Joe four or five matches down working for the United States Championship. Flip-flop it. Let Corbin work his way up through the ranks and let a guy who is a legit proven headliner who has drawn money. I know you’re not suppose to say TNA in WWE but let’s be honest, the biggest pay-per-view in TNA history was Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe. Joe can walk the walk and talk the talk. I think Corbin is still learning. I think the difference in this one is that there’s a special guest referee that’s going to be chosen by Corbin.”