WWE SmackDown star Happy Corbin is one of the most notoriously disliked members of the WWE roster, with him being booed by the fans whenever he comes out.
While some make the case that this is simply Corbin doing his job as a heel, others believe that the heat he receives is ‘go-away heat’, and not the good kind of heat that heels should hope to receive.
Corbin spoke about the concept of go-away heat on Bleav in Pro Wrestling, where he explained why he doesn’t believe that it exists, and that he’s booed as soon as his music hits.
“That’s a make-believe term. Go-away heat would be silence cause they wouldn’t care; they don’t want to see you. But when my music hits, that’s the difference. People have to sometimes go out there and do something to get booed. The second my music hits, they are booing. That is when you have — that is when people don’t like you. It doesn’t take me punching John Cena in the face and going out and telling the crowd I’m better than John Cena to get booed.”
Another WWE star who is booed heavily right now is Mr. Money In The Bank, Theory. Corbin spoke about how it’s rare for someone to get heat nowadays, as you are getting it on social media.
“It’s a rare trait for guys to go out there and truly want to be booed and hated because it’s 24/7 your life at that point — you are getting it on social media, you’re getting it in arenas, you’re getting it in public. Like, it is a lifestyle, and it is hard for a lot of people. For some reason, it doesn’t bother me and it doesn’t seem to bother [Theory].
“I think it’s hilarious that people hate him because the WWE Universe is always begging for new stars, new players, new talent, and this guy came in, and he’s getting a push and they’re like, ‘This — no! This isn’t what I want. I didn’t want this guy. He’s getting pushed too far’… They hate him because he’s exactly what they wanted. They wanted a fresh new star, and Austin Theory is a new star in WWE.”
Corbin is set to face off against Pat McAfee at SummerSlam this Saturday in Nashville.
transcription via WrestlingInc
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