Corbin feels there’s a true feeling behind his character.
On the bill for NXT’s Great American Bash Premium Live Event was Olympic Gold medalist Gable Steveson going one-on-one with Baron Corbin.
Their match resulted in a double count out as the two talents brawled on the outside of the ring. At points during their match and in the post-match brawl, the crowd in attendance in Cedar Park, Texas cheered for Corbin.
While speaking to Adrian Hernandez, Corbin reflected on that and said the crowd might be frustrated with him at times, but they’re also frustrated because they want to see him succeed.
They (powers that be in NXT) let me be very hands-on and hands-off as well and look at Great American Bash, people were cheering me… It does (resonate). I think the audience, as much frustration that they have with me or whatever, they’re also frustrated because they wanna see me be successful. The fans get frustrated too and they want to say he deserves shots, he deserves a championship. That’s kind of translating with this character. I’ve seen it online, on TV. There is a true feeling behind it. I’ve been here for eight years on the main roster. I’ve done everything that’s been asked of me. There is a line, I don’t cross it. I’m not a squeaky wheel, I don’t complain. I’ve never complained on social media. I said it’s my time now. Let me do this as me.
The most recent episode of NXT on USA Network saw Baron Corbin pick up a win over Andre Chase. Chase University’s Thea Hail threw a towel in the ring to try and get the match stopped in reaction to Chase throwing in the towel for her at Great American Bash.
If the quote in this article is used, please credit Adrian Hernandez with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription.