Baron Corbin recently spoke with Jonathan McLarty of The Flagship in Norfolk, VA to promote Saturday’s WWE SmackDown live event. During the interview, Corbin was asked about the brand extension and competition between RAW and SmackDown Live. He stated that there a lot ofSuperstars that are hungry for opportunity. He noted that there’s fire within the SmackDown Live locker room that he doesn’t think that the RAW Superstars have. “I think Raw is complacent in the fact that Raw’s been the flagship of WWE. Smackdown wants to be number one.” He added that when Superstars on the RAW brand, which is the flagship show of the company, can become lazy. He believes that SmackDown Live has created something very special and people really enjoy what they have.
When asked about Talking Smack, Corbin noted that when a Superstar goes on the show, they have no idea what they’re walking into because everything on that show is pure and raw. “It’s an opportunity to be yourself and put yourself out there. That’s how you come across special things.” He added that when things come out real, you can find that special thing about a Superstar and it launches their career all the way to the top.
You can read the entire interview here.