Though it made many people cheer, Happy Corbin only feels sadness about one particular WrestleMania moment.
WrestleMania 38 saw Drew McIntyre take on Happy Corbin in a feud that had gone on for months. However, this bout contained a special moment as McIntyre became the first person in WWE history to kick out of Corbin’s signature finish, the End of Days before claiming victory over the former King of the Ring.
Recalling the moment on Out of Character with Ryan Satin, Corbin revealed that despite the moment taking place at WrestleMania, he wished the first End of Days kickout would have taken place at a time when he could have benefitted more from the moment.
“Wasn’t my call, let’s just say that [Corbin said about Drew McIntyre kicking out of the End of Days].
“I mean, honestly, we’re out of character here, the 100 percent honest truth, I would have loved to have saved that for a bigger moment for me and something that selfishly would have benefited me but I think that 100 percent benefited him and where he’s going but, I think for me, I would have loved to save that for a big match with Roman Reigns or a moment where maybe I’m getting an opportunity to win a world title and we can use that prior to winning or something like that.”
It just — to me, it would have sat a lot better with me and the way it kind of went down for me a little bit was obviously not the way I wanted it to go. I think it made a special moment for him and hopefully he appreciates that and hopefully he knows what it meant to me and it got an unbelievable reaction when he did… that’s the first-ever and so hopefully now, maybe it’s just one person in all of history will kick out of it, who knows?
The former Baron Corbin continued, admitting that the way the moment happened broke his heart. However, he also believes it’s “pretty awesome” that nobody kicked out of the move for nearly a decade.
“But yeah, that broke my heart. I mean that was hard because that was kind of my thing. I don’t have a list of titles. I have a lot of amazing accomplishments from King of the Ring to ‘Constable’ to Money in the Bank to, you know, I do have one title but, to me, that was something that I held that was special and I think people also thought it was special and it’s unique nowadays to have a finish nobody’s kicked out of. But it made it nearly ten years so, that’s pretty awesome.
“And he’s a guy, we got hope, maybe he’s going to take one of those titles off Roman or something, so it’ll all be worth it.”
After losing to Drew McIntyre, Happy Corbin blamed his long-time partner Madcap Moss and turned on him on the SmackDown following WrestleMania 38.
h/t POST Wrestling