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5 WWE wrestlers that you didn’t know had a legit background in combat sports

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Perkins has an impressive resume when it comes to combat sports

Professional Wresting might be scripted. But having a legitimate combat sports background could be a big add-on in the business. Names like Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar came in with such background and turned out to be huge success stories in the industry.

In the current roster, there are a few wrestlers, whose combat sports background is well known. For instance, we know that Dolph Ziggler was a great amateur wrestler, just like Chad Gable and Jason Jordan.

We are also aware of the MMA background that Shinsuke Nakamura had. But there are some wrestlers out there whose combat sports background is not explored. In this list, we are going to take a look at them.

#5 Baron Corbin

Corbin is a former national level boxer

Most WWE fans out there are aware of the footballing background that Corbin has. He was an impressive offensive guard in the NFL but before he ventured into football, he was a boxer as well. Corbin is a two-time Amateur Kansas-Missouri Golden Gloves regional champion.

He had also fought in the National level Golden Glove tournament of champions back in 2008 where he got a win and a loss under his name. The boxing background of Corbin is something that barely gets the limelight it deserves as going on to the national level is not a cakewalk. Knowing this could also change the perception that most fans have of him.

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An engineer by luck and a sports writer by passion, Renjith has been covering various sports for almost half a decade. He has received praise from the likes of WWE superstars Paul Heyman and Natalya for his work and is constantly looking out for creative challenges that excite him while finding beauty in the art of Combat Sports.
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