King Corbin had a great idea when he called out a guy in a Big Dog mascot costume. They played Roman Reigns’ theme music with chihuahua barks laid over top of it and Vince McMahon loved every second of what was going on.
Although we never saw who was inside the Big Dog costume, thanks to the Major Wrestling Figure podcast we now know. It was Stephen Azure who is a local competitor out of Create-A-Pro. The Local Competitor reports:
Who was under @BaronCorbinWWE’s Big Dog mascot costume on SmackDown? According to @MajorWFPod & @CreateAPro it was Stephen Azure @AzureIam. He’s 1/2 of Even Stevens with Steve Somerset @Steve_Somerset. Along with Create A Pro they also compete in @VPWrestling. #WWE #SDLive
If WWE eventually brings back the Big Dog mascot, it’s likely that someone else will be wearing the suit, perhaps even Roman Reigns himself. It didn’t get the best reaction from the WWE Universe, but you can never say never about them bringing back a gimmick like that.