It doesn’t take much for people to change their career paths and passion. Baron Corbin, whose real name is Thomas Pestock, is a former NFL player who later turned into a professional Wrestler for the SmackDown brand as King Corbin.
He is one of the contenders feared by the most decorated WWE Superstars. But, on the other hand, he is hated by many as well. As a result, he was named the PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year in 2019.
In addition, Baron serves as a constable for Stephanie McMahon on RAW.
Similarly, in 2017, he also won the ‘Money in the Bank’ for the opportunity to win the WWE championship.
Here, we will talk about him in more depth, things like his family, football career, and so on. But first, some quick facts.
|Real Name||Thomas Pestock|
|Nickname/Stage Name||The Lone Wolf, King Corbin, Baron Corbin|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||September 13, 1984|
|Slam/Finishing move||End of Days|
|WWE Debut||NXT: October 18, 2012|
WWE (Main Roster): April 3, 2016 (At Wrestlemania 32)
|Birth Place||Lenexa, Kansas, U.S.|
|Age||38 Years Old|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Virgo|
|Hometown||Lenexa, Kansas, U.S.|
|Hobbies||Watching American Football, Listening to Music, Riding Motorbikes|
|College||Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri, U.S.|
|Favorite Bands/Artists||In This Moment, Slipknot, Slipknot, Lamb of God, Amigo the Devil|
|Favorite Wrestler||Harley Race|
|Signature Move||Deep Six|
|Wife||Rochelle Alexandra Roman|
|Residence||Tampa, Florida, U.S|
|NFL Position||Offensive Guard (Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals)|
|Merch||Trading Card, WWE Elite Action Figure|
|Last Update||December, 2022|
Who is Thomas Pestock, aka Baron Corbin?
Baron Corbin was born to his father, Steven Pestock, and mother, Mona Pestock. He was born on September 13, 1984. As of 2022, Baron is 38 years of age.
Sadly, Corbin lost his father in 2008. Steven Pestock dies due to health complications from Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease. Baron keeps his father’s memory alive by wearing the ring on his necklace.
In addition, he also got a portrait tattoo of his grandfather and father on his leg. These two men had a crucial role in molding Baron and teaching him the values of hard work.
His father worked as ironworkers building houses and bridges.
Likewise, he grew up with his brother Danny Pestock in Lenexa, Kansas, United States.
Also, Baron is a retired boxer and a former grappling champion; who won the Golden Gloves 3 times.
As for his education, Baron attended Northwest Missouri State University. However, he was more focused on football than his studies during his college days. Baron played an offensive guard in his college football team.
Baron was a rising star on the NCAA Division II during his time at the Northwest Missouri State University.
In addition, he is a retired football player. Baron was an offensive lineman for “Indianapolis Colts” and “Arizona Cardinals.”
Baron Corbin | Professional WWE Career
His sports career is divided into three different stages; Football, Boxing, and Wrestling.
Initially, Corbin played as an offensive guard during his time at Northwest Missouri State University. In 2007, he was named honorable mention in al MIAA and first-team all-MIAA in 2008.
On April 27, 2009, Baron joined the Indianapolis Colts after graduating from college. In addition, on January 18, 2010, he signed a contract with the Arizona Cardinals. But he was released on September 3.
Furthermore, he signed a second contract with the Cardinals on January 4, 2011. However, he was released in the same year, September 2, 2011.
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At the age of 21, Baron Corbin had won the Amateur boxing championship two times. Similarly, he also won the Kansas-Missouri Golden Gloves regional championship three times.
Like his football career, his boxing career, too, did not last long. He called it quits after losing to Andrae Cathron at the Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions in 2008.
Baron Corbin WWE Career
Baron’s wrestling career kicked off after his debut on NXT, which lasted from 2012 to 2016. By the end of it, Baron was promoted to SmackDown.
Furthermore, he made his debut on November 1, 2016. But a year later, on April 26, 2017. was suspended for a week by Shane McMahon.
In 2017, he was a Money in the Bank Ladder Match participant. Shortly after, on April 16, 2018, he was drafted to RAW as a WWE Superstar Shake-up event.
Baron also had a heated discussion with Seth Rollins as he challenged him for the WWE Universal championship.
Furthermore, Evans and Corbin challenged Lynch and Rollins at Extreme Rules. Rollins and Lynch were able to successfully defend their respective championship against the duo.
Moreover, Baron had also on the King of the Ring Tournament in 2019. He defeated Chad Gable in the final match. He won the first round against MIZ and defeated Cedric Alexander in the quarterfinals.
Then he went on to win against and Ricochet in the semifinals. He was one of the sixteen competitors during the King of the Ring tournament.
Baron has credited Cory Graves, Billy Gunn, Kane, and Dusty Rhodes as the inspiration and development of his wrestling personality.
Like so, the former NFL player made his debut at WrestleMania at 32.
Not to mention, Corbin was then added to the Royal Rumble roaster after eliminating Kane on André the Giant Memorial battle royal. At the Royal Rumble, Corbin lasted for over 32 minutes on January 29, 2017.
Baron was eliminated at the Royal Rumble by The Undertaker.
- Baron was announced as one of the competitors for the 2019 King of the Ring tournament.
- In 2019, Corbin was drafted to the SmackDown brand.
- He was a member of Team Flair during the Crown Jewel.
- As a Team SmackDown, Baron caused the elimination of his partner, Mustafa Ali, at the Survivor series. It led Roman Reigns to spear Corbin and eliminate them from the match.
- Baron defeated Reigns during the TLC match after the intervention of The Revival and Dolph Ziggler.
- During a triple threat to Dolph Ziggler, he lost his title involving Bobby Roode during the Clash of Champions.
- He entered the Royal Rumble match as the number 4 contender on January 28, 2018.
- Baron Defeated Dean Ambrose, Miz, and AJ Styles in a fatal four-way match.
- Baron made his video game debut in the game Madden NFL 12. Besides, he appeared in WWE 2K16, WWE 2K17, WWE 2K18, and now in WWE 2K19.
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After his draft on RAW, he made changes in his appearance and became the Constable for RAW. In addition, after Kurt Angle went on a vacation, Baron became the acting General Manager of RAW.
Baron was relieved from his duties after the Mr. McMahon family assumed control. Furthermore, on September 18, 2018, he matches up against Roman Reigns for WWE Universal Championship.
However, Baron was unsuccessful in winning the title against Roman reigns during the main event. In 2019, Corbin attacked AJ Styles badly.
Nevertheless, it is unknown whether Styles sustained a serious injury.
Baron Corbin to face 4-time Champion at WrestleMania 36
Baron had a lengthy feud against “The Big Dog.” During WrestleMania 36, Roman Reigns challenged Goldberg for the Universal Championship.
It had led Baron to be left out without a match on WrestleMania 36. However, Baron was scheduled by WWE against Elias at the Grandest Stage of them all. Elias was rumored to face against John Cena.
- WWE Mr. Money in the Bank (2017)
- WWE United States Championship
- WWE King of the Ring Winner (2019)
- 2019 PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year
- WWE Year-End Award/Most Hated of the Year (2018)
- Revolver Most Metal Athlete (2016)
- 2016 WWE André the Giant Memorial Trophy Winner
- 39° in PWI 500 (2019)
Baron Corbin | Net Worth and Income
As a successful wrestler, WWE pays Baron Corbin a handsome salary of around $285,000.
At the same time, his net worth is estimated to stand around $2 Million. However, anything that gives information on his assets and other incomes is unknown as of now.
Baron Corbin is faithful to his Wife & Daughter.
The WWE superstar Baron Corbin is married to his girlfriend Rochelle. Rochelle Alexandra Roman hails from Tampa, Florida.
The other minor details regarding their relationships and events are kept hidden from the public.
Nonetheless, Baron and Rochelle exchanged their wedding vowed on April 29, 2017. The lavish wedding was held in Clearwater, Florida.
Before being in a relationship with Rochelle, Baron had an affair with Maria Brink, the lead singer of the band ‘This Moment.’
However, as of now, Baron is a loyal husband to Rochelle and his daughter. Yes, the lovely couple has a beautiful daughter named Ryane Pestock.
The couple’s happiness knew no bounds after welcoming a daughter into their life on August 28, 2019.
(Here is a short Insta post of Baron with his daughter, Rayne.)
Baron Corbin | Tattoos
Just like any other people, Corbin’s friends and his family mostly inspire his tattoo. Altogether, this WWE star has 18 tattoos all over his body.
Similarly, Baron has a gnarly wolf tattoo on his leg. He explains the stories on his tattoos in the following video.
Baron Corbin | Rumors and Controversy
When you are a public figure, you are bound to get criticized and ridiculed by someone. Like so, Baron was criticized as a football player.
Not to mention, it did not work in favor of his NFL career. Nonetheless, Baron has not been dragged into any further controversies and rumors.
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Body Measurements | Height and Weight
Baron, the former NFL player, and current wrestler, stands at the height of 6 feet and 8 inches tall and weighs around 129kg. He had a physique of a field player.
However, in 2021. he maintained a proper diet, worked hard, and ended up losing a lot of weight. He shocked fans with his transformation.
Not to mention, his chest size is 48 inches, his biceps size is 19 inches, and his waist size is 35 inches.
Baron Corbin | Social Media Presence
Baron is an active celebrity on social media such as Twitter and Instagram. He has more than 998k followers on Instagram under the username.
Besides, Baron has over 479k followers on his Twitter account. You can follow him on the platform under the username @BaronCorbinWWE.
Queries on Baron Corbin (FAQs)
Did Baron Corbin win the Golden Gloves?
Yes, Corbin has won the prestigious Golden Gloves award three times.
Does Baron Corbin have a tag team partner?
He has never had a tag team partner. However, he was forced to team with Rhyno in NXT.
Moreover, Baron does not have many friends in the WWE, which earned him the Lone Wolf title.
What is Baron Corbin’s entrance song?
The wrestler’s entrance song is I Bring The Darkness (End of Days).
Did WWE approach Baron Corbin?
No, it was him who approached WWE.
Did Corey Taylor slap Baron Corbin?
Corey Taylor slapped Baron Corbin during his match with Samoa Joe in 2015 at NXT Live.
Did Baron Corbin win any awards?
Baron was named the Most Metal Athlete of 2016 during the Revolver Music Awards.