Baron Corbin was recently a guest on SiriusXM’s Busted Open Radio, where he spoke about his career, and some of the many inspirations he’s had when it comes to performing as a heel in WWE.
“Arn Anderson…I’ve had just countless conversations with him, and the wisdom he possesses for just being evil is amazing,” he said. “We got along instantly just because, he’s like ‘You don’t just act like this, this is who you are.’” Corbin went on to also list some other wrestling legends, like Eddie Guerrero and JBL, as a huge inspiration. “Eddie Guerrero was awesome at, just the way he carried himself, and you hated him the second he walked out, when his music hit, because he’d walk out [with] confidence. Even JBL to me, JBL is just incredible in how he could just stand there and smile, and a whole arena wanted to just kill him.”
Corbin also said that growing up, he would watch other guys like Bam Bam Bigelow, and try to emulate the superstar on the football field. “I watched guys like Bam Bam Bigelow…I’d be going to football practice and my dads like ‘You know how Bam Bam ran over this dude, that’s what you gotta do at football today, just think like him and be a big dude,’ it’s funny because you’re a little kid playing football, but I’m out there acting like I’m Bam Bam Bigelow or Big Boss Man…that’s kind of where I drew all my stuff from.”
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— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) July 10, 2020