Happy Corbin says Drew McIntyre kicking out of 'End of Days' was not his call, wishes he could've saved that for a bigger moment

Originally published at Happy Corbin says Drew McIntyre kicking out of 'End of Days' was not his call, wishes he could've saved that for a bigger moment

Happy Corbin opens up about Drew McIntyre kicking out of the ‘End of Days’.

At WrestleMania 38 night one, Drew McIntyre defeated Happy Corbin in a singles match. During their bout, McIntyre became the first talent to kick out of Corbin’s ‘End of Days’ finisher.

Corbin was asked about that during his sit-down interview with Ryan Satin on the Out of Character podcast. He said it was not his call and admitted that he wishes a moment as such could have been saved for a time when it was more beneficial to him.

Corbin said it was beneficial for McIntyre, but he would have loved if that kick out happened when he was getting a world title match or a moment of similar or grander magnitude.

Wasn’t my call, let’s just say that . I mean, honestly, we’re out of character here, the 100 percent honest truth, I would have loved to have saved that for a bigger moment for me and something that selfishly would have benefited me but I think that 100 percent benefited him and where he’s going but, I think for me, I would have loved to save that for a big match with Roman Reigns or a moment where maybe I’m getting an opportunity to win a world title and we can use that prior to winning or something like that. It just — to me, it would have sat a lot better with me and the way it kind of went down for me a little bit was obviously not the way I wanted it to go. I think it made a special moment for him and hopefully he appreciates that and hopefully he knows what it meant to me and it got an unbelievable reaction when he did… that’s the first-ever and so hopefully now, maybe it’s just one person in all of history will kick out of it, who knows? But yeah, that broke my heart. I mean that was hard because that was kind of my thing. I don’t have a list of titles. I have a lot of amazing accomplishments from King of the Ring to ‘Constable’ to Money in the Bank to, you know, I do have one title but, to me, that was something that I held that was special and I think people also thought it was special and it’s unique nowadays to have a finish nobody’s kicked out of. But it made it nearly ten years so, that’s pretty awesome.

And he’s a guy, we got hope, maybe he’s going to take one of those titles off Roman or something, so it’ll all be worth it.

He recently wrapped up a storyline with Madcap Moss. Corbin dove into his working relationship with Moss and being part of his development on WWE TV.

He looked back on the match they had at Hell in a Cell and feels that outside of Cody Rhodes versus Seth Rollins, he and Madcap had the best match on the show.

You look at what Madcap , I think we had the best match on that show and I’ll say that all day long. I think Cody coming out and doing what he did, there’s nothing that’s gonna surpass that. That’s just mental, physical toughness, that’s something special. Not a lot of people can do what Cody did and Seth as well because Seth knew he was injured, went after the injury and they told one hell of a story so that’s gonna be near impossible to beat but I think we’re right there with them on that show. We held our own and Madcap is new. Nobody’s gonna deny that so for us to hold our own on a major pay-per-view in Chicago of all places, where those fans are ridiculous. They’re close to Philly, those two places. They’re full of a-holes, I’m telling you. The only good thing about Chicago is the food so, that was another notch in the belt, another feather in the cap for me.

After Corbin’s ‘Last Laugh’ match with Madcap on the 6/17 SmackDown, he had a confrontation with Pat McAfee.

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit ‘Out of Character with Ryan Satin’ with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.

“Bigger moment”……sorry Corbin, you’re not going to be in a bigger moment, not to mention, nobody ever kicking out of that move was not a thing fan cared about.


I cared. He’s one of the most underrated performers on the roster, in my opinion. Is he the best wrestler? Of course not. But look at all the shit they give this guy and he always makes it work. He’s one of the best at taking their garbage gimmicks and garbage scripts and making them authentic to him. I thought it was great that someone had a finisher that was protect and wasnt kicked out of a million times. He did his best. It is the company that fails him constantly.

I think there is a ceiling to Baron Corbin. He’s a prototypical WWE mid-carder. Just like a Kane, Test, or Billy Gunn. He’s a solid mid-carder who can be put in the upper mid-card at any point. He’s not going to ever set the world on fire. As you said, he does the best with what he’s given. But, at the end of the day, nobody will ever buy a ticket due to the fact Baron Corbin is on the card or not. And, the company has given him far more of a platform than anywhere else would.

I dont know. Right now, I think there is a ceiling, but if they had pushed him from the start as a serious heel and didnt give him all this jokey shit like Constable Corbin, King Corbin, Bum ass Corbin and Happy Corbin, he could have been world championship material.

Im not saying a Wrestlemania main event type World Champion, but I could have seen a solid title reign anytime from May-Dec. I think he can have solid matches if in there with the right people. If Jinder could have a title run, then Corbin should easily be able to have one, because he is so much fucking better than that guy.


To each their own….I’ll admit some of the stuff he gets is garbage, and I’ll admit he does well with scripts, but I also feel he gets more TV time and push then his talent warrants. He’s just a guy that makes me want to change the channel. I’ve felt this way with every incarnation of him. The only time I liked him was when he was Constable Corbin, but even then I could have done without him.

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