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Baron Corbin Eyes Gold in Upcoming Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

One big thing

WWE Superstar Baron Corbin has announced his intention to compete in the Tampa International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Competition 2024, set for November 23-24.

Why it matters

Corbin’s participation showcases the diverse athletic backgrounds of WWE performers and highlights the crossover between professional wrestling and combat sports.

By the numbers

• Corbin has been with WWE for 10 years
• The tournament is scheduled for November 23-24, 2024


• Corbin announced his participation on Twitter, stating: “Let’s go! I think I’m gonna fight in this one. I need more gold.”
• Before WWE, Corbin was a Golden Gloves boxer and played professional football
• He has previously competed in jiu-jitsu tournaments

The big picture

Corbin’s involvement in jiu-jitsu competitions:
• Demonstrates his commitment to combat sports outside of WWE
• Potentially enhances his in-ring performance and credibility
• Aligns with WWE’s trend of recruiting athletes from diverse sports backgrounds

What’s next

Corbin is currently on vacation from WWE television. His return date and how this tournament might affect his WWE schedule remain unclear.

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