A notable WWE name has shared his honest thoughts on ‘so-called fans’ who went on to become wrestlers.
Baron Corbin returned to WWE during the October 17 edition of Monday Night Raw and aligned himself with Hall of Famer JBL.
During his recent appearance on WWE After The Bell With Corey Graves, the self-proclaimed Modern Day Wrestling God explained why he thinks that fans who get into the business are ‘poison.’
Naming Johnny Gargano and Kevin Owens, Corbin said:
“I don’t want to see these so-called fans who get in the business, get on television, and get in our rings.
“I think that has poisoned what we do. When you started letting fans in our ring, it poisoned the sanctity of what we do.
“I mean, when you talk about a Johnny Gargano, you talk about a Kevin Owens, all these guys, all they ever wanted to do since day one was be a WWE Superstar because they’re the biggest fans in the world.
“It’s not about who’s the biggest fan, it’s about who’s the best competitor.”
Kevin Owens and Johnny Gargano both made names for themselves on the independent circuit before joining WWE.
Corbin is a former regional amateur boxing champion, and previously a professional NFL player for the Indianapolis Colts and later the Arizona Cardinals.
When discussing the type of athlete he wants to see more of in WWE, Corbin said:
“More competition, higher level athletes — I want to see the 1%.”
Since his return to Raw, Baron Corbin was on a winning streak until Drew McIntyre defeated him by pinfall during Raw on November 21. Check out the WWE win/loss records for 2022 using our tracker right here.
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