Baron Corbin On NXT TakeOver: Dallas, Austin Aries, His Ego & More

NXT star Baron Corbin recently spoke with WWE.com to promote his match against Austin Aries at the upcoming NXT TakeOver: Dallas event scheduled for WrestleMania 32 weekend. Below are some of the highlights from the interview.

On attacking Austin Aries during his NXT debut:

“Why would I do that? Why would I not do that? Some kid walks in here thinking he deserves a warm welcome. He wants everyone to stop what they’re doing and celebrate. I don’t have time for that. I am here chasing the NXT Championship. William Regal cost me my chance and then wants to throw Aries a big welcome. Not while I am around. Aries was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, and he paid for it. If he wants to cry about it, tell him to cry to Regal, because I don’t care about him or his welcoming party.”

On him not respecting anyone regardless of their background or accomplishments:

“It’s true. I don’t respect anyone who has a background on the independent circuit. NXT is the professional level, and it’s the best of the best. If you played on an intramural l flag football team, it doesn’t make you NFL material. I came from one professional sport to another, and it’s an entirely different level. I was in the top 1 percent of football players. Indie guys are in the bottom 95 percent of wrestlers. I don’t care what they did or how many nobodies are sitting in their mom’s basement tweeting how good they are. If they were so good, it wouldn’t take them 10 years to get here. When those guys walk in the door, I am happy to show them they don’t belong.”

On his reputation for being self-centered and egotistical:

“Thank you, I guess. I have a lot of pride in myself and believe I am better than a lot of people. Most people settle in life, and that’s not me. I am going to be the best, make the most money and just do whatever I want, when I want. I don’t live for anyone other than myself, and I don’t have a problem showing people or telling them. The bottom line is the things I have done, the things I am doing, and the things I will do are better than anything you could ever dream of.”

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