Baron Corbin has no problem being one of the most hated wrestlers in WWE. In fact, he takes pride in knowing that.
In an interview with Sporting News, Corbin spoke about being one of the most hated people by fans in WWE and now that he is in the King of the Ring tournament, he is very motivated to win the whole thing. Part of that motivation to become King of the Ring is just so he can rile up WWE fans who come to boo him even more.
"I take pride in that! How can I not be excited and have energy about that fact right there? I even said it on TV the other night - there was a poll, and this was a real thing, that the WWE Universe wanted anybody, and I mean absolutely anybody, to win King of the Ring but me. I have to win just because it's going to tick everybody off so much more. It's motivation," Corbin said.
The former Money in the Bank winner and former United States champion won his King of the Ring first round match against The Miz on the August 26 episode of Raw. Now he is set to face Cedric Alexander in the quarterfinals of the King of the Ring where the winner will take on whoever wins between Ricochet and Samoa Joe. Both of those matches will take place on the September 2 episode of Raw.
Fightful will have live coverage of Raw with a post-show podcast soon to follow. The full interview between Sporting News and Corbin can be read at this link.