Thomas Pestock is an American professional wrestler and former football player signed with WWE. He is best known for his work with WWE as Baron Corbin. He is a former United States Champion and Money in the Bank winner.
Pestock signed a developmental deal with the company in 2012. They sent him to NXT for further training. After two years of training and being an enhancement talent, they repackaged him as Baron Corbin. After TakeOver, he won several matches in a few minutes.
His first feud was with Rhyno, whom he defeated at TakeOver Unstoppable. He lost to Samoa Joe at TakeOver Brooklyn. Corbin and Rhyno teamed up to enter the Dusty Rhodes Classic, where they lost in the finals.
At TakeOver London, he defeated Apollo Crews. After Crews, he began his rivalry with Austin Aries. At TakeOver Dallas, he lost to Austin Aries. He made his final appearance on NXT before moving to the main roster.
At WrestleMania 32, Baron Corbin won the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. On RAW, he began feuding with Dolph Ziggler. After exchanging victories at Payback and Extreme Rules, the rivalry ended at Money in the Bank when Corbin won.
At the Draft, Corbin got drafted to SmackDown. Corbin feuded with Apollo Crews, Dolph Ziggler, and Kalisto for the rest of the year. He entered the Royal Rumble at number 13 and lost. At Elimination Chamber, he got eliminated by Dean Ambrose. At WrestleMania 33, he lost to Dean Ambrose.
At Money in the Bank, he won the money in the bank contract. However, he failed to cash in and lost. At SummerSlam, he lost to John Cena. At Hell in a Cell, he won the United States Championship from AJ Styles. At Clash of Champions, he lost the title to Dolph Ziggler. At Fastlane, he took part in the six-pack challenge for the WWE Championship but lost.
During the Superstar Shake-Up, Corbin went to RAW. He was announced as a constable for RAW and feuded with the general manager, Kurt Angle. On RAW, he feuded with Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, and Braun Strowman as Constable Corbin.
At TLC, Corbin lost to Strowman and lost his powers as a constable. At Elimination Chamber, he defeated Corbin with the help of Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre. The trio faced The Shield at Fastlane and lost. At WrestleMania 35, Corbin defeated Kurt Angle in his farewell match.
After Mania, he feuded with Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship and failed. He teamed with Lacey Evans to face Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch for both Universal and RAW Women's Championship and lost.
Corbin qualified for the King of the Ring tournament in August. In September, Corbin defeated Chad Gable and won the tournament. He dubbed himself as King Corbin. On SmackDown, he was attacked by Becky Lynch and The Rock.
At the Draft, he was drafted to SmackDown and began his rivalry with Roman Reigns. The rivalry continued over fice months where he took help from The Revival, Dolph Ziggler, and Bobby Roode to defeat Roman Reigns. After losing to Elias at WrestleMania, Corbin feuded with the likes of The Mysterios and Riddle.
After he feuded with The Mysterios, he feuded with Shinsuke Nakamura and Rick Boggs. They both exchanged victories and put the title of King on the line. Shinsuke Nakamura defeated King Corbin, and he lost the title of King. Corbin's character faced bad luck after his loss. He was losing all his matches and had no money.
He stole Big E's money in the bank briefcase. At SummerSlam, he lost to Big E. After a few months of struggle, he won a jackpot at Las Vegas and became Happy Hogan. He teamed up with Madcap Moss and debuted a new show called Happy Talk. In 2022, Corbin and Madcap Moss began feuding with Drew McIntyre. At WrestleMania 38, Happy Corbin lost to Drew McIntyre.