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WWE’s Baron Corbin Teases Entry into Jiu-Jitsu Championship

One big thing

WWE superstar Baron Corbin has hinted at participating in the Tampa International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Competition 2024, scheduled for November 23-24.

Why it matters

Corbin’s potential entry into this competition showcases the growing trend of professional wrestlers pursuing achievements outside the squared circle, potentially enhancing their in-ring personas and skillsets.

By the numbers

• Corbin won a gold medal at the Jiu Jitsu World League in December 2023
• He’s been a WWE mainstay for nearly 10 years
• Corbin has held 2 championships in WWE: 1 United States Championship and 1 NXT Tag Team Championship

The details

• Corbin shared a screenshot of the competition details on Twitter, writing: “Let’s go! I think I’m gonna fight in this one. I need more gold”
• The Tampa International Open is a prestigious event in the jiu-jitsu community
• Corbin’s recent draft to SmackDown separated him from his NXT Tag Team Championship partner, Bron Breakker, who went to Raw

The big picture

Corbin’s pursuit of jiu-jitsu accolades could:

• Elevate his credibility as a legitimate tough guy in WWE storylines
• Inspire other wrestlers to diversify their skills outside of professional wrestling
• Potentially lead to new storylines or character developments on SmackDown

What’s next?

If Corbin does compete in November, it could impact his WWE schedule and storylines leading up to and following the event.

Do you think Baron Corbin’s jiu-jitsu pursuits will enhance his WWE career? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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