Baron Corbin recently conducted an interview with WWE.com. Subjects included why he viciously attacked Austin Aries, how his sporting past is helping him now, his aggressive attitude and more. The entire interview can be found here, but below are some highlights:
WWE.COM: Let’s begin with the elephant in the room. You recently attacked Austin Aries on his debut night with NXT. Why would you ruin such a big moment in his career?
BARON CORBIN: Why would I do that? Why would I not do that? Some kid walks in here thinking he deserves a warm welcome. He wants everyone to stop what they’re doing and celebrate. I don’t have time for that. I am here chasing the NXT Championship. William Regal cost me my chance and then wants to throw Aries a big welcome. Not while I am around. Aries was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, and he paid for it. If he wants to cry about it, tell him to cry to Regal, because I don’t care about him or his welcoming party.
WWE.COM: How did your football and boxing background prepare you for your NXT career?
CORBIN: Football and boxing helped me immensely. Those sports helped me become dangerous. I was a champion in both, I made money in both and it will be no different here. I have sacrificed a lot to get to the level I did in both, and it taught me to do what it takes to be at the top. I was a professional, and most people here have never experienced that level of competition or pressure.
Playing football in front of 80,000 people is very different than wrestling for 27 people in your local gym. I don’t feel pressure, and I am confident in what I do. What I bring to the table can’t be matched in NXT. I don’t even need to bring up my size and athletic ability because that is obvious to anyone who watches for 30 seconds. I am used to competing with the best, and that will benefit me most and help me take things to the next level.
WWE.COM: Do you ever feel that you’ve gone overboard with your aggressive attitude?
CORBIN: What is overboard? Who decides what that is? I do what I need to do to get mine. I don’t feel bad for what I do. I don’t care who it upsets, because I will get mine. If you have a problem with who I am or what I do, beat my a**or shut up.
Ski’s Take – A nice in character interview there (or it could be a shoot interview if you’ve seen him on Breaking Ground). Pushes forward the storyline development with Austin Aries in readiness for their bout at Takeover: Dallas, and some more character development for Corbin to boot.
I can really see him on the main roster in the coming months. An old school, kick ass heel character, and there’s not too many of them at all anymore, let alone on the main roster.