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WWE Superstar says that DEATH THREATS for their heel work were “worth it”

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Professional wrestling is a world where performers often blur the lines between fiction and reality, eliciting strong reactions from fans. One such incident that sparked intense debate and controversy involved WWE Superstar Baron Corbin.

Baron Corbin’s Controversial WWE Moment with Becky Lynch

Baron Corbin, who has seen numerous gimmick changes since his main roster debut in 2016, found himself at the centre of a storm in 2019.

During this period, he teamed up with Lacey Evans to feud with Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch, the Universal Champion and RAW Women’s Champion, respectively.

The culmination of this feud was a match at WWE Extreme Rules 2019. The match’s most talked-about moment was when Corbin delivered his “End Of Days” finisher to Becky Lynch.

The Aftermath and Public Reaction

The move was not just a talking point within the wrestling community but also led to a barrage of threats directed at Corbin. In a candid conversation on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, Corbin opened up about the aftermath of that controversial spot.

He revealed that he received death threats, with some fans even threatening to physically harm him the next time they saw him. Messages flooded his social media accounts, with fans expressing their outrage over a grown man attacking a woman in the ring: “That was Vince’s idea. I was shocked when I got to the building. And it was in Philly, which I knew they were going to go nuts for. It was just like…cr*zy, and the death threats after all, worth it. Totally worth it.”

However, Corbin’s perspective on the incident is quite different. He believes that the strong reactions, even the negative ones, were a testament to the art of professional wrestling.

For him, the ability to suspend disbelief and make people think that what they’re watching is 100% real is the essence of the sport. He said, “It invoked this rage in people and it was awesome.”

Corbin’s Future in WWE

Despite the controversy, Corbin’s journey in WWE continues. While he has had a stint in NXT, he remains open to the possibility of returning to the main roster.

One thing is certain: fans will never forget his controversial moment with Becky Lynch, and Corbin himself seems to have no regrets.

FAQ

  • Who is Baron Corbin?
    • Baron Corbin is a WWE Superstar who debuted on the main roster in 2016. He has undergone several gimmick changes over the years.
  • What was the controversial moment involving Baron Corbin and Becky Lynch?
    • In a match at WWE Extreme Rules 2019, Baron Corbin hit Becky Lynch with his “End Of Days” finisher, sparking widespread controversy.
  • How did the public react to the incident?
    • Baron Corbin received numerous death threats and messages of outrage on social media platforms.
  • Who was responsible for the decision of the controversial move?
    • The decision for Corbin to hit Becky with his finisher was an idea from WWE’s Chairman, Vince McMahon.
  • What is Baron Corbin’s stance on the controversy?
    • Corbin believes that the strong reactions, even the negative ones, were a testament to the art of professional wrestling. He feels that the incident was “worth it” due to the intense emotions it evoked in fans.
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