At Elimination Chamber, Corbin defeated Strowman in a no disqualification match, following interference from Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre. The subsequent night time on Raw, Corbin was defeated by Strowman in a tables match, ending their feud. At the 2016 WWE draft on July 19, Corbin was drafted to the SmackDown model. Corbin then defeated Apollo Crews on the Backlash pre-show and Jack Swagger at No Mercy and on the October 18 episode of SmackDown.
Pestock has credited Bill DeMott, Corey Graves, Billy Gunn, Kane, and Dusty Rhodes with helping him figuring out his wrestling gimmick. He isfriends with fellow wrestlers Matthew Clement and Shawn Spears. After shaving his head in June 2018, he donated his ponytail to charity. Corbin current his major roster debut at disqualification when Ziggler rating Corbin with a low blow.
Corbin might not be a king — in accordance with the legal guidelines of crown ownership as specified by the WWE rulebook — but he’ll all the time be the Ratings King of Friday Nights in The Chadster’s coronary heart. That’s of little solace to the previous King of Smackdown, however, who feels “despondent” based on an interview with WWE.com following the coronation of Nakamura last night time. Weeks, the crowd turned on him and on the May 13 episode of NXT, Corbin turned . On the September 2 episode of NXT, they defeated on October 7, Corbin and Rhyno defeated on December 16, where Corbin defeated Crews. Corbin got into a feud with Drew McIntyre on Happy Talk after he was denied an Intercontinental Championship match.
Corbin retained the title towards Styles onSmackDownand defeated Intercontinental Champion The Miz in an interbrand Champion vs Champion match atSurvivor Series. AtClash of Champions, Corbin lost his title to Dolph Ziggler in a triple threat match also involvingBobby Roode, ending his reign at 70 days. The following week, both Corbin and Tye Dillinger wished to answer an open problem issued by Styles; Dillinger was faster however when wildly algorithm crucial decisions was then attacked by Corbin. Corbin defeated Dillinger the following week and on September 19, challenged Styles to a match at Hell in a Cell. In the following triple menace match at Hell in a Cell on October 8, Corbin pinned Dillinger to win the title. Corbin retained the title towards Styles on SmackDown and defeated Intercontinental Champion The Miz in an Interbrand Champion vs Champion match at Survivor Series on November 19.
McAfee was a seventh round choose of the Colts that year and spent eight seasons with them earlier than retiring at the young age of 29 due to a quantity of knee points in the direction of the end of his career. WWE is taking the ‘Poor Baron Corbin’ gimmick ahead, to the extent that they’ve even created a Corbin Fund Me page for him. Despite being a celebrity from the Smackdown model, he showed up this week on Monday Night Raw to make a quick buck. After weeks of asking for help, Jinder Mahal provided him a battle towards Drew McIntyre. Before, he was even willing to risk getting his head minimize off by a sword for some extra cash.