WWE is on the Road to WrestleMania right now and we'll see all of the Smackdown Superstars this weekend at Eagle Bank Arena. You can get tickets right now, starting at just $15, through Ticketmaster. Click here to grab yours!
Baron Corbin called in to talk about the show this weekend, how he's preparing for WrestleMania, what to expect with AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns slugging it out, meeting the guys from Super Troopers and the big news about Daniel Bryan's return!
Here's our conversation.
I love everything about this photo with the guys from Super Troopers. The. Best.
Baron Corbin, thanks so much for taking the time to talk today! Sunday's going to be a lot of fun, WWE's Road To WrestleMania at Eagle Bank Arena. Get tickets at Ticketmaster, starting at just $15! Click here for yours.
Some highlights from our interview.
On the excitement of going to WrestleMania after Rumble:
You’re always trying to leave your mark every night you are in front of an audience or in front of Vince, Hunter, all those guys to elevate your status to get your opportunity at Mania. It’s like a job interview every night. Because everybody’s dream is to be a part of WrestleMania because that’s the marquee show, that’s where history is made. You’re doing everything you can every night to get that opportunity. Once the Rumble is over, it is complete madness because it is a race to Mania and where do you finish there.
On how big WrestleMania truly is:
People come from all over the world for this event and they are there for an entire weekend for AXXESS, NXT Takeover, then Mania, then RAW, Smackdown…It’s 5 consecutive days of wrestling. If you are a fan, why would you NOT be there? You get all these chances to meet Superstars, signing at AXXESS, NXT matches, meet and greets, and so many things you get to be a part of as a WWE Superstar like book readings and anti-bullying and just so many promotional factors that are so awesome to be a part of.
On the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal:
My opportunity if I win this that’s another thing on my list of accomplishments, the 2 time Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, would be huge on there. I mean obviously no one has done it so rolling into 2018 it would be a good start for me for this year. Look at what happened last year with Dean Ambrose who came up short but they you got a guy like Braun Strowman who was in the Andre and now look at where he’s at. That’s one of those things that can truly elevate you so that’s what I’m gonna use it for is another launching pad and being in that battle royal you get 15-20 other targets to beat up so I’m not locked in on one person and it will be lots of fun, that’s for sure.
On Daniel Bryan returning to the ring in WWE:
For him to come back, I think, is amazing. I think it’s gonna be a really cool story to hear 20 years from now, you know the story of Daniel Bryan who everything was taken away because of injury and then to come back and for it to be at Mania, I mean, who knows? I think it will be awesome and it’s such a feel good story for a guy that has so much passion for this business and for what people do so it couldn’t happen to a better guy this kind of opportunity and you know he’s gonna be firing on all cylinders any chance he gets to be in the ring and competes. It’s gonna be fireworks and definitely something you’re not gonna want to miss.