“It’s not a bragging right for me”- Baron Corbin discredits wrestlers who go from the independent circuit to the WWE
Baron Corbin in WWE
Baron Corbin is one of the most underrated WWE Superstars of the current era. The Former United States Champion has done it all in WWE, he has won championships and has evolved his character unlike any other superstars in the company today. He went from being broke Corbin to happy Corbin, and now he is a modern-day wrestler with God, aided by JBL.
After losing to Pat McAfee in a bout, Corbin was on a losing streak that included defeats in live events. The Happy Corbin was down and out when one of the greatest heels in WWE, JBL offered him a helping hand and transformed him into a wrestling god.
Baron Corbin has been a decent in-ring performer, and fans laud him for his character work. From being the Lone Wolf to the New Wrestling God, Corbin has been phenomenal in playing five characters until now. Corbin’s journey isn’t like that of other wrestlers who got to WWE by competing on independent circuits.
After retiring from the NFL, Corbin went straight to the WWE, where he has since won the MITB contract, the King of the Ring Tournament, and the United States Championship once.
During a recent appearance on WWE’s The Bump, Baron Corbin spoke about how he entered the WWE. He stated he doesn’t understand a lot of guys who brag about coming from independent circuits into WWE. He said that he made his way to the WWE through a phone call, attended the tryout and got himself selected within a week.
Corbin meant how talented he was to get selected in the WWE within a week, whereas others have to work hard at the independent circuit to get into the company. He stated the wrestlers don’t need to brag about making their way to WWE through the independent circuit.
“I’ve been wrestling for 15 years. Why is that a bragging right? Like I made a phone call, and the WWE brought me in for a tryout and signed me within the week. That’s how it works. I don’t need to work for a hotdog or popcorn in your local gymnasium. That’s not what I do. It’s not a bragging right for me to go…”
Baron Corbin explains how he is different from the indie talents
On the same episode of WWE’s, The Bump, Baron Corbin said that while independent circuit performers that join WWE appear to offer many young people hope, in truth, these wrestlers have no aspirations for their future. He claimed that WWE is just for top-tier athletes and well-known competitors like himself.
Then, Baron Corbin referred to his extravagant lifestyle and claimed that he is a man who people would know as an important figure. He said that people would view him as significant if he were in the same room as AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, and Johnny Gargano, who are comparable to the 500 individuals that were observed at the mall today.
“They’re giving hope to hope to people who sit in the audience and go, ‘Ah, I wanna be Johnny Gargano.’ How many little kids see that? Because they have no hope, they have no goals, they have no dreams, and they wanna see a guy like that and they go…… I relate to him……. I can become a WWE Superstar.’ No, you can’t. Look, this job is not for everybody. This job is not for him. This is for elite level athletes…… and guys when you walk into a room, they look at somebody like me and they go, that guy is somebody.…”
This week on RAW, Baron Corbin defeated Akira Tozawa to earn his fourth consecutive victory. Since his return, he has defeated the likes of Dolph Ziggler, Johnny Gargano, and Cedric Alexander.