Happy Corbin has been with WWE since 2012. That is a surprisingly long career for a wrestler who was developed in NXT. Corbin has reinvented himself a couple of times, a testament to his longevity. He’s got even more tricks up his sleeve that he is saving for after his wrestling days are over.

Corbin is set to take on Pat McAfee at SummerSlam on Saturday night. While he prepares for his match with the SmackDown commentator, Corbin has been doing the media rounds, as well. He was recently asked about how much longer he plans to wrestle and what he wants to do after his career is over.

Speaking with Rick Ucchino, Happy Corbin said he wants to spend at least five more years as an active wrestler. He also dropped an interesting tidbit about a potential retirement gig. Corbin said he has connections with Food Network and would like to be a part of it.

“I’ve made some good buddies in the Food Network world. Chef Aaron May is one of my good buddies. He’s always on Guy’s Grocery Games. I want to have another five or ten years here in WWE, but eventually, like all athletes at some point, our body doesn’t keep up with our minds anymore. We may think we can go and I want to be a guy who withdraws at the appropriate time. I don’t want to be there too long.

I don’t want to jeopardize, because I feel like I’ve got good stigmas about me other than everybody hates me, but that I’m good in the ring. I’m smooth, I have a creative moveset, I make things look as violent as possible, and those kinds of things. So I don’t want to be a step behind my mind physically. So I think, you know, in the next five or ten years, I’ll probably have reached that point. Then I definitely want to get into that food world, whether it’s Food Network, or it’s my own YouTube stuff, or, you know, my buddy Aaron does a lot of stuff where he’s a guest, where he’s a celebrity sponsored cook.

You know, we were talking about doing the Food and Wine Festival together in Connecticut, because we’re gonna go out there for WWE and raise some good money for Connor’s Cure, so I’m going to cook out there that so there’s a lot of really cool opportunities that food will bring when I’m done throwing people like Pat McAfee around in a ring.”

Corbin has a plan for his retirement from wrestling. That doesn’t mean it’s coming any time soon. He still thinks he’s got a decade in the tank. Then, he will sail off into a delicious sunset.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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