Baron Corbin is an American wrestler who is under contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and has a successful background in the National Football League (NFL). He was a football player before joining the WWE to make a name for himself as a wrestler. Since he started as a professional wrestler in 2012, Corbin has come a long way to build a generous fan base. Here is everything you need to know about him.
Baron Corbin’s Biography, Age
Corbin was born Thomas Pestock on September 13, 1984, in Lenexa, Kansas. He was raised by his parents, Mona Pestock and Steven Pestock, together with his brother Danny Pestock. During his childhood and youth, he had always been very athletic, but instead of the ring he only thought about the soccer field, and that’s what he started with until he left the ring.
But before the wrestling ring came to the boxing ring. Corbin fought as an amateur boxer at the 2008 Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions. After his high school education, he attended Northwest Missouri State University. From there he switched to playing football with the Indianapolis Colts after he was not drafted in 2009.
His NFL Career
After signing to play in the National Football League with the Colts on 27 April 2009, his dream was shattered when he was released four months later (13 August), only to be dismissed by the same team six days later (19 August). A year later he moved to the Arizona Cardinals and played there for another year before quitting.
After three seasons in the league, it was quite obvious to him that football was not what he should be doing, as he did not keep any statistically significant records.
What Thomas Pestock has brought into public opinion above all else is his metamorphosis in Baron Corbin, which he has been going through since his decision to fight like a wrestler. He signed with the NXT of the WWE in 2012, and his first fight took place in October of the same year, just two months after he signed. Unfortunately for him, he lost the fight against Dante Dash before losing again to Damien Sandow in his first televised fight.
It wasn’t long before he had a few victories to his name, but little of much significance in the NXT challenge. At WrestleMania 32, he made it to the rankings with his debut, which earned him the fight André the Giant Memorial.
Just one night after his Smackdown debut, Corbin also made his RAW debut, but his big moment came when he was drafted to the Smackdown mark at the WWE Draft 2016 on July 19, 2016. He participated and won the 2017 Money game as the bank manager. Of course, he fought many interesting and entertaining fights in the following period, but there was hardly anything of great importance.
His career, also known as the “Lone Wolf”, has been rewarded with a WWE United States Championship title, and André the Giant Memorial Trophy, a Money in the Bank victory, and his placement in the Pro Wrestling Illustrated among the top 500 individual wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2017. In the ranking, he was ranked as number 49. Another thing is that Corbin was named Revolver’s Most Metal Athlete of the Year 2016 after being voted over by people like Robin Lehner, Drew Stafford, Julianna Peña, and Matt Brown.
The rather arrogant wrestler, like many others in this sport, has been married to Rochelle Roman since April 2017. Although it is not known how long the two were together before they decided to settle down as man and wife, it is known that his wife Rochelle was born in Florida on 29 August 1991. Rochelle Roman is not the only woman that Corbin dated. Before her, he was in a relationship with the American singer and songwriter Maria Brink.
Height and Weight
There is no doubt that Baron Corbin is a figure that can easily intimidate you, especially when you consider his size. That was indeed the sporting drive that took him from boxing to football and then to wrestling. Expressed in numbers, he stands with his massive 6 feet 8 inches, which places him like a tower over some opponents, and he weighs 129 kg (285 lbs).