WWE Superstar Happy Corbin has recalled having a lengthy conversation with The Undertaker on the finer details of how to present himself in the ring.
Newly inducted WWE Hall of Famer The Undertaker became a master of character work over his three-decade career. This was apparent in the way he was able to reinvent himself to fit every era of wrestling he was part of and still be able to connect with the audience and perform at a main event level.
Speaking to Corey Graves on a recent episode of After The Bell, Happy Corbin has revealed that ‘The Deadman’ gave him some in-depth advice on how to improve the finer details of his own character, right down to how to “poise himself” after doing something in the ring.
“That man is an icon. We know that, we’ve had these conversations. How [he] carries himself as a star. He demands attention. He’s another details guy, he thinks about every little thing he is doing. It’s not the match, it’s not the moves. He’s piecing together like these ten thousand piece puzzles and worrying about every detail. [He’s like] how long do I wanna walk to the ring, how long do I wanna stand on the third step before I get in the ring. Those are things that 99% of people don’t think about, they don’t take the time to appreciate those details.
“I was talking to him at the [Royal] Rumble for like 40 minutes about how to poise myself after doing something. Those are little things that separate [him] from everybody else. For me, it’s just [picking up on details] from every conversation. [He’s one of the best] big guys ever. I gravitated to him. I watched guys like Bam [Bam Bigelow] and [Big] Boss Man, and ‘Taker and Kane and those guys that were big and athletic.”
While The Undertaker has ridden off into the sunset for the last time, Happy Corbin is still very much active in the ring. Most recently, he suffered a loss to Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 38.
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On the latest episode of SmackDown, Corbin blamed the loss on a distraction by Madcap Moss, an accusation that led to the pair brawling in the ring, ending their partnership.
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