WWE star Baron Corbin spoke to the No Holds Barred podcast where the King of the Ring winner revealed that Vince McMahon hatched the master plan for Corbin to hit Raw women’s champion Becky Lynch with the End of Days at Extreme Rules during their mixed tag matchup. Corbin recalls the crazy reaction the spot received, stating that it was nearly a three-part reaction because no one expected it.
You know, I think that was all Vince. I think that was Vince’s master plan. I mean, the guy, in my opinion, is a genius. And what he does and he knows when you can hit a moment and when you can really make something unpredictable. I think it’s a special talent that he has. And I think nobody saw that coming. And it was a moment when I hit it, it was such a crazy reaction because at first, it was like this quietness that kind of rolled over. It was so weird how it did because they didn’t realize what just happened and then once they did, it was like like, you know, your grabbing your friend by the shirt going, ‘did you see that?!’ And then when they realized that I just put Becky down, then the boos just rained. It was it was crazy. It was like a three-part reaction. It was just unbelievable.
Corbin also talks about a discussion he had with the Undertaker regarding his finishing maneuver, and how he hopes to keep it protected for years down the road.
I had a conversation with [Undertaker] about that. You know, he really made the Tombstone something very special and nobody kicked out of it for a long time. And he held it very sacred. So that was something I took to heart and something I wanted to do with it. Nobody’s ever kicked out of the End Of Days, When it lands, it’s over, and people know that. Hopefully, ten years down the line, there’s a moment where, you know, someone strong enough to withstand an End Of Days and it’ll make for that iconic face, you know, that moment where like you saw [Shawn Michaels] kick out of the Tombstone and it was just unbelievable, and the shock and the awe. I think that’s an art lost nowadays. I think keeping your things sacred is a little bit lost because people want to keep up with these Internet fans who love this high, fast-paced action and these insane moves and moves on top of moves. So I try to keep it simple, and I think that’s what makes it important.
Check out the full interview below. (H/T and transcribed by Fightful)