Chris Van Vliet passed along the following.
I just uploaded my interview with Baron Corbin where he talks about a few pretty interesting things. He says it took 8 months to get approval to shave his head, he also said he wants to get a head tattoo like Bam Bam Bigelow and they he loves getting booed.
He wants to tattoo his head like Bam Bam Bigelow:
“Bam Bam Bigelow is one of my favorite wrestlers of all time. So I’m not going to tattoo flames, but I would like to tattoo my head and getting rid of the hair was the first step to getting there. I don’t know when it is going to happen and it might actually kill my mother so it’s one of those things where I’m going to work slowly into it.”
It took 8 months to get approval to shave his head:
“I would say like 8 months. I went and talked to Vince about cutting my hair at one point and he was like not yet. And then I went and talked to him again and he said we’ll see what we can do. I think it has to go through the legal department and stuff like that because it’s on action figures and video games and all of those things. It’s not just one person saying ‘ok, you can do that’. If I would have showed up with just my head shaved, I’d probably be out of a job.”
He enjoys getting booed:
“Yeah, you know people don’t really like me. It’s a good thing I guess, right? I mean, I love it. It’s awesome to me because I was always that little kid that irritated people. I remember I was in this group and one of the kid’s moms told me ‘You know, it’s always funny to this point but you always take it one more and then one more after that’. So I think it’s just in my nature to irritate people and push things as far as I can so it’s really benefited me in WWE.”