Although it's been months since Baron Corbin shed the suit vest to don a crown after winning the King of the Ring tournament, but Corbin said the months wearing that vest was well worth it.
There was a time that Corbin wrestled with jeans and a suit vest, a look that wasn't very popular among members of the WWE Universe. Corbin remembered that time and noted how people hated him for wrestling with that vest and credited it as one of the main reasons he's one of the most disliked wrestlers on WWE television too.
"I mean that thing drove people insane. When you go out there in a collared shirt and a suit vest and fight someone, people lose their minds. I think it is true. The outfit helped people hate me. Then the ability to have the microphone for several segments in a show when I was the constable on Raw. They would give me the mic six, seven, eight times a night where I got out and do what I do best - irritate people with a microphone and change the rules of a match during a match. All of those things irritated people and it takes time to develop that hatred. Getting to do it that much, every night really benefitted me," Corbin told Houston Chronicle.
But despite how it may have helped him get over as a heel, Corbin did admit that it was incredibly hard to wrestle in it for a variety of reasons. Regardless, he thought it was totally worth it.
"It is unbelievably difficult because it was hot, it sticks to you and doesn’t stretch a whole lot. stick to your guns doesn't stretch a whole lot. And jeans get real heavy when are really sweaty and it was definitely difficult. 100 percent. Every little thing I can do to make people hate me is worth it," Corbin said.
Corbin, now wrestling as King Corbin, will have to pull double duty at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view as he will face Roman Reigns in a "Falls Count Anywhere" match and then compete in the Royal Rumble match itself. Fightful will have live coverage of the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.