- Baron Corbin
- United States
- 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
- 285 lbs (129 kg)
- October 18, 2012
- Date of Birth
- September 13, 1984
Born Thomas Pestock on September 13, 1984, Baron Corbin is a professional wrestler known for his time in WWE. Before wrestling, Corbin had a successful football career, including stints with the Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals in the NFL.
After his football career, Baron Corbin transitioned into professional wrestling and signed with WWE in 2012. He was sent to their developmental brand, NXT, where he quickly gained attention for his intense and aggressive style.
In 2016, Corbin made his main roster debut in WWE during the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 32, which he won. He has since become a mainstay on the main roster, known for his “Lone Wolf” persona, which evolved into “King Corbin” after winning the King of the Ring tournament in 2019, and later into “Happy Corbin” in 2021, embracing a more comedic side of his character.
Biggest Matches and Rivalries
Baron Corbin has had several significant matches and rivalries in WWE. His feud with Kalisto, which culminated in a Chairs match at TLC in 2016, and his rivalry with Roman Reigns in 2019-2020, which ended in a Falls Count Anywhere match at Royal Rumble, are notable.
His biggest match to date may be his Money in the Bank cash-in attempt against Jinder Mahal on SmackDown in 2017, which was unsuccessful.
Baron Corbin has had several championship reigns in WWE:
• WWE United States Championship (1 time)
• Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal (2016)
• Money in the Bank (2017)
• King of the Ring (2019)
Corbin’s finishing move is the “End of Days,” a spinning lifting reverse STO. He also uses a move called “Deep Six,” a spinning back suplex.
Attire and Entrance Music
Corbin’s ring attire has evolved with his character. As the Lone Wolf, he wore black jeans and a tank top. As King Corbin, he wore regal, kingly attire. And as Happy Corbin, he adopted a more relaxed, casual look. His entrance theme, “I Bring the Darkness,” adds to his menacing persona.
Corbin is married to Rochelle Roman, and they have a child together. He tends to keep his personal life private.
As a WWE superstar, Corbin’s likeness is used in various WWE merchandise, including video games like the WWE 2K series and action figures. Individual sponsorship deals are typically handled by WWE.
From football to professional wrestling, Baron Corbin has made a successful transition into the squared circle. Known for his intense in-ring style and his evolving character work, Corbin remains a compelling figure in WWE’s landscape. Whether as a lone wolf, a king, or a happy man, Corbin’s dedication to his craft shines through.