Happy Corbin has often hit out at WWE fans to continue his heel persona, now addressing the term “go-away heat” as a “make-believe term”.
The one-time United States Champion has remained one of the top heel WWE Superstars on the current roster, traditionally slamming fans for their comments.
During an appearance on Bleav In Pro Wrestling, Happy Corbin explained why he isn’t a fan of the “go-away heat” phrase, claiming that if he receives a reaction – either negative or positive – then he isn’t receiving the heat everyone claims he does:
“That’s a make-believe term. Go-away heat would be silence cause they wouldn’t care; they don’t want to see you. But when my music hits, that’s the difference. People have to sometimes go out there and do something to get booed. The second my music hits, they are booing. That is when you have — that is when people don’t like you. It doesn’t take me punching John Cena in the face and going out and telling the crowd I’m better than John Cena to get booed.”
Happy Corbin has been with WWE for a decade, signing with the company in the summer of 2012 following a successful career as a pro football player. As well as his 2017 reign as United States Champion, Corbin is also a former King of the Ring, Money in the Bank, and Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal winner.
A number of media outlets have slammed the real-life Thomas Pestock, being crowned Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Most Hated Wrestler of 2019, and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Most Overrated performer in 2018 and 2019. This, however, hasn’t carried over into WWE, who’ve continuously booked him in favourable positions.
Happy Corbin will next face Pat McAfee at SummerSlam this weekend, having attacked the SmackDown announcer after Money in the Bank went off-air.