The match was later moved to the Kickoff Show where Corbin was unsuccessful in winning the Championship. At Clash of Champions, Corbin lost his title to Dolph Ziggler in a triple threat match also involving Bobby Roode, ending his reign at 70 days. Bronson Reed • Thomas Pestock (September 13, 1984) is an American professional wrestler, retired boxer and American football player currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Baron Corbin.Corbin is the winner of the third annual André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, winning it at WrestleMania 32.He is also a one-time WWE United States Champion. The same result repeated itself during their rematches during the early days of March. He would work in several NXT events, usually as an enhancement talent. On January 28 at the Royal Rumble, Corbin entered the match at Number Four and was eliminated in under a minute of the match by the Number Two entrant Finn Balor. [96] Corbin confronted the McMahons to have another chance to become the Raw General Manager. [9] In 2018, he was appointed as the General Manager of Raw and starting a feud with Kurt Angle which culminated at WrestleMania 35, with Corbin defeating Angle in his retirement match. Forget the crown, forget the cape, forget the cheesy dialogue, and the phony unwarranted machismo. Titus O'Neil • [7][48] The following night on Raw assaulted Dolph Ziggler after their match, beginning a feud. When Corbin lost to Dillinger the following week on SmackDown, Dillinger was added to the match. We also know that the audience loves to hate this man, despite whether you consider it the “right” kind of heat or not. He loves to drive supercars and cool bikes. Corbin would then go on to assault Kalisto backstage in the proceeding weeks after blaming him for his loss as he was pinned, Kalisto was eventually injured at the hands of Corbin and was out of action for several months. [10], Thomas Pestock was born on September 13, 1984 in the Kansas City suburb of Lenexa, Kansas. On April 27, Corbin was part of the first-ever WWE Greatest Royal Rumble match won by Braun Strowman. Bianca Belair • Tegan Nox • Kay Lee Ray • He may not be popular as Dwayne Johnson or John Cena, but Corbin sure is a force to reckon with. David Otunga • [10][12], Pestock attended NCAA Division II college Northwest Missouri State University, where he played offensive guard, and he became a starter his junior year in 2007. [81] Corbin abandoned the match towards the end after heavy criticism from Shane McMahon, leaving the officiating duty to Shane instead. The former is the result of his 2017 win of this title. No one has ever kicked out of The End of Days. [43], In January 2016, Corbin was involved in a triple threat match between Sami Zayn and Samoa Joe on the January 27 episode of NXT to determine the number contender for Finn Bálor's NXT Championship, but Corbin lost after Zayn and Joe both applied their submission holds on Corbin at the same time, with Corbin submitting.