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Happy Corbin Reveals He Got Death Threats After An Angle With Becky Lynch

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Happy Corbin has shockingly revealed that he received death threats following an angle between himself and Becky Lynch in 2019.

Speaking during a recent appearance on Out of Character with Ryan Satin, the man formerly known on WWE television as Baron Corbin opened up about some of the challenges in being a WWE Superstar. The current happiest man in WWE, highlighted one incident which ended with him getting death threats online.

At Extreme Rules in 2019, Corbin teamed with Lacey Evans to take on Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch. During the match, Corbin laid out Lynch with the End of Days. While Rollins quickly got his revenge on Corbin and won the match, the former King of the Ring received death threats in the wake of the show.

“When I hit Becky with the End of Days, I was getting death threats,” Corbin said. “On a regular basis. 95% of [critics] are on the internet or safely behind somewhere they can’t be accessed. Roman said it the best one time, that he’s never met a hater in real life. That’s the same kind of thing with me.

It would be funny if at the airport, all the guys hanging there for autographs were like open your Twitter and let me see if you’re blocked or not to decide if you can get an autograph. It’s funny, it’s the cool thing to do now in life, people just want to drag people down, it makes them feel good but my whole career has been that way with social media but now it’s 10x with the way the world is. You got to have thick skin man.”

Continuing on, Happy Corbin reflected on being praised by The Rock, and earning props from his peers. Something he said is what ultimately really matters.

“It’s funny because you have Hall of Famers or The Rock that puts me over on social media and it’s like okay, the 200,000 people that are like ‘you’re the worst person in the entire world,’ they know more than The Rock,

The people I look up to, when they are like you’re doing a good job or pull you aside. I’ll never forget Matt Hardy one time pulled me aside on a Europe tour and said ‘I just want to say thank you. I don’t think people appreciate what you do.’ Seth Rollins has done the same thing and told me ‘you work really hard to be a bad guy and it makes my job easier.’ When you get that appreciation, especially from guys that you’re working with on a daily basis, that’s the adulation, the gratitude that I appreciate. All the other stuff is just noise.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Corbin revealed that he found out about his latest “Happy Corbin” gimmick on social media.

H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.