Baron Corbin made the transition from football to wrestling a few years ago, and he’s come a long way since then. Corbin is currently in one of the top spots on Raw working as the show’s acting General Manager.
Corbin has caught a lot of flack from fans over the years, but WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry discussed the topic of the company signing football players on Busted Open Radio, and he said that a football background doesn’t guarantee anyone a contract.
“[Corbin is] just like me. I didn’t come from wrestling. I didn’t know you could do it. How do you become a pro wrestler? I never asked a question because I never thought it was possible. Don’t think there are a ton of pro football players that are lined up that WWE are going to sign and put in the ring. It’s not going to happen. We had 10 NFL-type guys at the last camp I was at down in Orlando. We didn’t sign any of them. Not one. So, don’t think it’s this easy crapshoot of let’s roll these guys from the combine and make them a wrestler. That’s not the way it works.”
The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion went on to say that Corbin is passionate about what he’s doing, and he wants to make a name for himself in the business.
“[He] is a guy that is athletic, passionate about being a wrestler, and wanting to be good at it. He didn’t want to just do it for the sake of doing it to make a dollar here, he wants to be somebody. If you look at his body of work he’s on the right path. Whether you like him or not due to the role he’s playing, that’s just tough.”
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"He doesn't want to just do it for the sake of doing it, he wants to be somebody." @davidlagreca1 & @TheMarkHenry on #RAW GM-elect @BaronCorbinWWE's love of pro-wrestling pic.twitter.com/IVNwjNtoIZ
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) December 11, 2018