Baron Corbin was recently interviewed by the Houston Chronicle. During the interview, he discussed his feud with Roman Reigns, the dog food involvement in their rivalry, and much more.
Below are some highlights.
Baron Corbin Talks Roman Reigns Rivalry:
I have been lucky that the last few guys I have really been in a ring with have been a fan favorite from Roman to Seth (Rollins) to the Rock. I take a sense of pride in helping people love those guys. Every once in a while you used to get the ‘Let’s go Roman,’ ‘Roman Sucks’ chants. Now, no one is saying ‘Roman sucks.’ It is always ‘Corbin sucks.’ But when you have a guy like that who the people love. It makes my job very easy. I can just stand there and yell at a little kid and say ‘Look at your hero. He is crawling on the ground like a little baby.’ And they lose their mind. When you have a guy they truly care about, it is awesome.
Definitely covering him in dog food was a blast aside from the smell – it got on me as well. But that level of guttural hatred that I heard when we were doing it was awesome and the moment was right. I think it was old school and it was just nasty. And I think outside the box. It was a lot of fun to do.
Baron Corbin Talks Wrestling In Corporate Casual Attire:
The suit vest. I mean that thing drove people insane. When you go out there in a collared shirt and a suit vest and fight someone, people lose their minds. I think it is true. The outfit helped people hate me. Then the ability to have the microphone for several segments in a show when I was the constable on Raw. They would give me the mic six, seven, eight times a night where I got out and do what I do best – irritate people with a microphone and change the rules of a match during a match. All of those things irritated people and it takes time to develop that hatred. Getting to do it that much, every night really benefitted me.
It is unbelievably difficult because it was hot, it sticks to you and doesn’t stretch a whole lot. And jeans get real heavy when are really sweaty and it was definitely difficult.
Baron Corbin On Thriving In Royal Rumbles:
I do like it because it keeps you on your toes. There are so things that go awry and stuff like that when you have so many competitors in the ring and it’s exciting and stressful but it’s fun. You have to keep your head on a swivel because you don’t always know who’s coming out next and whatever it may be. You have 29 other people trying to get rid of you. I think it’s awesome. It’s just a huge overload of stress and excitement and that’s what makes it fun.