In a sign that he might be called up to the main roster by WWE officials soon, Baron Corbin worked the live events tour this past weekend. He received a nice pop from the audience in Kansas City, where Corbin is from, when he came out and challenged Finn Balor for the NXT Heavyweight Championship. Corbin was unable to capture the belt but that doesn't matter as much as being evaluated by the front office.
November 29, 2015
When an edited photo spread online, the internet wrestling community assumed that WWE had chosen Baron Corbin as the mystery partner for Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns at Night of Champions. Reports have now surfaced that he is not under any considerations for the part whatsoever. Management will more than likely stick to their formula and go with someone like Randy Orton for the part.
September 14, 2015
To generate even more interest the story line, WWE has decided to add the mystery partner element. At Night of Champions, the Wyatt Family will be teaming up to take on Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and a partner that has yet to be revealed. Rumors have surfaced that it will be Baron Corbin, a developmental wrestler in NXT. The official website reportedly posted his image by accident.
September 5, 2015
Yesterday, there were reports that Tommy Dreamer was backstage at an NXT event. That led many to believe that he was simply visiting friends backstage. However, he did a lot more than that. The ECW legend was brought out by Joey Styles to work a match against Baron Corbin. The reason why WWE opted to do that was because the event was being held in Philadelphia. They felt that it would be a nice treat for their fans there.
May 16, 2015