Happy Corbin signed his first deal with WWE in 2012. After spending four years in the development brand, he made his main roster debut in 2016. During his Stamford-based federation adventure, he took the title once. of the United States (his reign lasted 70 days), as well as winning the 2017 edition of the Money in the Bank, the 2019 edition of the 'King of the Ring' tournament and the 2016 edition of the André the Giant Memorial Trophy.
On June 5, in Hell in a Cell, Corbin was defeated by Madcap Moss in a No Holds Barred match. The feud with Moss then ended in the episode of SmackDown on June 17, when Baron was defeated for the fourth time in the Last Laugh match.
The 37-year-old from Lenexa has almost always played a heel since he set foot in WWE. Guest in the latest edition of 'RAW Talk', the legendary JBL praised Happy Corbin and wished him to be able to defeat Pat McAfee at SummerSlam.
JBL on Happy Corbin
“I think Happy Corbin is a really wonderful guy. He looks good and always behaves impeccably. I am convinced that he will defeat Pat McAfee at SummerSlam if he deserves it. Baron should be a source of inspiration for everyone” - said JBL.
“I've always thought that Corbin was a little bit my heir, we have very similar characteristics. He's a smart guy who wants to play the bad guy, just like me. There are very few wrestlers who want to be heels for so long ”- he added.
The former WWE Champion also spoke of John Cena: “When he came to WWE, nobody liked him. There was no precise reason to justify that hatred. He was a young boy, who looked good and dreamed big. People were a little jealous.
John has adapted with impressive speed, always maintaining a respectful attitude towards other wrestlers. Within a few months, everyone began to appreciate his style”. John Bradshaw Layfield (JBL) also revealed that Brock Lesnar offered to lose against him.
“I was working with Brock in Abilene and I said, ‘Hey, Brock, I wanna talk to you,’ and he goes, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah, your college buddies are here. I’m gonna put you over.’ I said, ‘Brock, they don’t care who goes over.
I couldn’t care less. You win, I win, it doesn’t matter.’ I said, ‘We’re going to a place afterwards,’ and so that’s what I was telling him,” JBL said.