Happy Corbin is a regular on WWE television where he performs on the SmackDown brand. Corbin is one of the most hated heels in the business today and his End of Days finisher is quite protected, with Drew McIntyre being the only person to kick out of the move to date. Corbin still isn’t okay with that.
Corbin recently appeared on the Out of Character podcast with Ryan Satin to talk about the moment. He revealed it was not his call and admitted he would have wanted to save that for a bigger moment. Here are the highlights from Corbin’s interview.
“Wasn’t my call, let’s just say that [Corbin said about Drew McIntyre kicking out of the End of Days]. I mean, honestly, we’re out of character here, the 100 percent honest truth, I would have loved to have saved that for a bigger moment for me and something that selfishly would have benefited me.
“But I think that 100 percent benefited him and where he’s going but, I think for me, I would have loved to save that for a big match with Roman Reigns or a moment where maybe I’m getting an opportunity to win a world title and we can use that prior to winning or something like that.
“It just — to me, it would have sat a lot better with me and the way it kind of went down for me a little bit was obviously not the way I wanted it to go. I think it made a special moment for him and hopefully he appreciates that and hopefully he knows what it meant to me and it got an unbelievable reaction when he did… that’s the first-ever and so hopefully now, maybe it’s just one person in all of history will kick out of it, who knows?
But yeah, that broke my heart. I mean that was hard because that was kind of my thing. I don’t have a list of titles. I have a lot of amazing accomplishments from King of the Ring to ‘Constable’ to Money in the Bank to, you know, I do have one title but, to me, that was something that I held that was special and I think people also thought it was special and it’s unique nowadays to have a finish nobody’s kicked out of.
“But it made it nearly ten years so, that’s pretty awesome. And he’s a guy, we got hope, maybe he’s going to take one of those titles off Roman or something, so it’ll all be worth it.”
Elsewhere during the interview, Corbin talked about his relationship with Moss and that he isn’t bothered with taking too many losses on WWE TV. You can read that right here.
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