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Baron Corbin Explains Why Smackdown is Better Than Raw, Talks Talking Smack & More

December 9, 2016 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Baron Corbin

– Baron Corbin spoke with Norfolk Navy Flagship for a new interview. Highlights are below:

On why he feels SmackDown is superior to RAW: “I think that we have a lot of competitors that are hungry for opportunity. There’s a fire on SmackDown Live that I don’t think Raw has. I think Raw is complacent in the fact that Raw’s been the flagship of WWE. Smackdown wants to be number one. When you’re handed a show like Raw that is the flagship of a company, you can be lazy. I believe we have created something very special and people really enjoy what we have.”

On Talking Smack allowing Superstars to show their true personalities: “One-hundred percent. You walk on there and you have no idea what you’re walking in to. Everything is very pure, everything is raw. It’s an opportunity to be yourself and put yourself out there. That’s how you come across special things. When things come out real, you find that special thing that latches on and launches you all the way to the top.”

On who he goes to backstage to talk over his ideas: “We have amazing people that help us backstage, and Arn Anderson is someone I always like to look to. He’s a legend in his own right. Fit Finlay, and guys like that, who can work with you and tailor who you are and what you’re doing in the ring, are unbelievable. I believe that we connect because we have a similar attitude – that blue-collar grind mentality. Arn is a guy who helps me out quite a bit to hone in on how I can be at the top of my game. Arn and Fit are some of the best bad guys who have ever come across a wrestling ring.”