Kicking off SmackDown tonight was none other than Daniel Bryan, and while he waited for King Corbin to make his way to the ring, Bryan put on a clinic on the mic, eviscerating Corbin and making him look like a chump before he even got into the ring. He did so by leading off with a scathing burn regarding Corbin's previous history with the Money in the Bank briefcase, which Corbin failed to cash in, and Bryan made sure to let him know that he is only one of 4 people to let that opportunity slip through their fingers.
Bryan said "What are you going to do if you win? Are you going to squander your opportunity just like you did last time? If memory serves me correctly there have been 23 Money in the Bank winners, and you are one of only four people to completely blow it. I mean, how does that even happen?"
"You get a title opportunity any chance you want, you can just surprise people here and there,' Bryan said. "You can just go in and you can just cash in the briefcase and you can cash in the contract, and you blew it. That doesn't make you a king, that makes you a loser."
WWE fans absolutely loved Bryan's scathing jab at Corbin, and we've collected some of our favorite reactions right here, which you can see on the next slide!
You can find the official description for tonight's SmackDown below.
"WWE Money In The Bank qualifying action continues as Otis battles rival Dolph Ziggler and Mandy Rose faces Carmella. Daniel Bryan also seeks payback against King Corbin and The New Day meet The Forgotten Sons in a non-title match."
Money In The Bank Qualifying Match: Otis vs Dolph Ziggler
Money In The Bank Qualifying Match: Mandy Rose vs Carmella
Daniel Bryan vs King Corbin
The New Day vs The Forgotten Sons (Non-Title Match)
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Phil Lindsey kicked things off with a pretty slick burn, and while he put on a brave face, you could tell Corbin felt that sting.
Bryan roasting #SmackDown— Phil Lindsey 🎨👑 (@PhilDL616) May 2, 2020
"Bryan roasting #SmackDown"
As Nick Fingar pointed out, the burn really hurt because it was kind of true...
Bryan's spitting some facts tonight!!!#SmackDown— Nick Fingar (@Fingar_316) May 2, 2020
"Bryan's spitting some facts tonight!!!
Kalle also pointed out that when Corbin failed to cash that briefcase in, he failed to do it against Jinder Mahal, so make of that what you will.
reminder that baron corbin failed to cash in his MITB briefcase against JINDER MAHAL #smackdown— KALLE (@kalleiscute) May 2, 2020
"reminder that baron corbin failed to cash in his MITB briefcase against JINDER MAHAL #smackdown"
The Realest 4 got a kick out of Bryan going for the throat right from the jump.
LMFAOOO YOOOOO Daniel Bryan just came for corbin throat with the blew the money in the bank cash in 😂😂😂😂😂 yass Daniel #SmackDown— The_Realest_4 (@realest_4) May 2, 2020
"LMFAOOO YOOOOO Daniel Bryan just came for corbin throat with the blew the money in the bank cash in yass Daniel #SmackDown"
Match Not Needed
As Rex points out, who needs a match when you KO someone like that with the mic?
"Dude, what are you going do if you win? Squander your opportunity again like before?" Daniel went for the neck. The match is not needed. #SmackDown— Rex (@RexSparxNMH) May 2, 2020
"Dude, what are you going do if you win? Squander your opportunity again like before?" Daniel went for the neck. The match is not needed. #SmackDown"
Second Time Around
Ryan Buckley makes a solid point about Corbin getting another chance with the briefcase, and odds are after Bryan's verbal takedown his chances at getting it again have gone down.
Bryan’s promo to open the show was great. After he already failed the cash in there’s no way in hell WWE give him the briefcase.
But honestly who knows with them. #SmackDown— Ryan Buckley (@ryanbuck101) May 2, 2020
"Bryan’s promo to open the show was great. After he already failed the cash in there’s no way in hell WWE give him the briefcase.
But honestly who knows with them. #SmackDown"