King Corbin decrees.
Baron Corbin has the opportunity to become the 2019 King of the Ring on WWE Raw when he faces Chad Gable in the finals of the tournament. Being one step away from donning the cape and holding the scepter, Corbin has already made plans on how to rule his kingdom.
“I’m going to try to do a lot of little things to irritate people, starting with Ricochet,” Corbin told Sports Illustrated. “He has ‘King’ in his Twitter tag, and I’m going to make him remove that. “Every little detail is going to matter to me. Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins won’t be allowed to wear crowns any more, either. I think back of how Booker T made the crown his own, and my goal is to match that and exceed it.”
Previously, Corbin revealed that he wanted to win King of the Ring so he could rub a giant pinky ring in people's faces. Though he has ideas of what he wants to do should he win, Corbin isn't overlooking his opponent in the finals.
“Chad Gable isn’t someone you take lightly,” said Corbin. “He’s really fought the odds to get where he is now. This is a guy who was just on 205 Live after working with Jason Jordan, and this is a chance for him to make a name for himself on his own. I’m going to put the brakes on it, obviously, but I’m a big fan of his. After I am King, I’ll see if I get a jester outfit made for Gable as a reward for all he’s done.”
Corbin has struck the ire of the WWE fanbase this year, first for his role as Constable Corbin and then by being named as Kurt Angle's final opponent for his career. To make matters worse for those against Corbin, The Lone Wolf handed Angle a loss at WrestleMania 35.
“No one wanted it to happen, and that was the best part,” said Corbin. “Everyone wanted John Cena, but that’s not who they got. It’s the same thing with the King of the Ring—I’m the last person you want to see win. That only adds to my fire. And that match with Kurt Angle is something I’ll hold dear forever.
“It’s such a cool thing to work with guys who paved the way for us. And I got to do it in a football stadium, which is where I made my WrestleMania debut in Dallas, and Kurt is such an amazing talent with real-world accomplishments in a gold medal. The caliber of person and athlete he is, it’s amazing. I was disappointed with my WrestleMania the year prior, and that was a moment I was searching for in my career.”
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