Baron Corbin recently spoke on Heated Conversations: Hosted By Booker T. Among many other things, Corbin talked about the necessary evil of social media. He also talked about the quality of Raw lately.
According to Corbin, social media is a necessary evil in pro wrestling.
“It gives a bunch of idiots, in reality, an opinion and they don’t know how to express it appropriately. The language, the insults, all of those things, and it just makes the world seem so unhappy. If you read the Twitter feed, it seems like everyone in the entire world is beyond miserable.
But, I think now, unfortunately, it’s a necessity. It’s a form of exposure and advertisement. My Instagram, my Twitter, is a form of advertisement for my business and what I do. Yeah, my brand. It is, but it is crazy how negative it is to everything!
“I was telling somebody when I was coming out of the car that 20 people could say, ‘Baron Corbin should wear a red shirt tonight on RAW!’ and if I wore a red shirt, those same 20 people are like, ‘he looks terrible! It should’ve been blue!’
There’s no pleasing it and I think [social media] just gives people a place to say what they want because there are no repercussions for their actions. If you took all these people that said all these things to me [on the internet] and put them in front of me, their attitude changes so fast.”
Raw these past few weeks has been met with a lot of negative reception and fans are vocal of their displeasure. Corbin also indicated that WWE is trying to improve its product over the previous week’s as well as they can.
“Just because [Twitter fans] are the loudest, it doesn’t mean they’re the majority.” Corbin stated, “it’s good that people speak their minds about these kinds of things, but it’s my show and if you want to change it, try. That’s what I say.
Come get it, if you want it. I’m in charge, but tonight we’re going to step it up and put something fresh out there. We’re always out there like [Booker T] said to put on the best show possible. I want tonight to be better than last week. I want last week to be better than the week before. I want next week to be better than this week. Like, if you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.”
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.