They pulled it off? There are a lot of wrestler in WWE today and very few of them are as controversial as King Corbin. While a lot of fans are sick of seeing him on television every single week, there are some fans who see him as one of the few wrestlers able to get genuine heat from the crowd these days. Both cases are true, but the star power he has managed to earn him a pretty special honor.

WWE has a lot of ways to get itself attention. It has its hands in all kinds of things and that can manage to get the company into a lot of places it might not be able to reach otherwise. That can make for some interesting advertising tools and some of them are pretty unique in the sports world. As it turns out, they might have found one of their most unique of all time over the weekend.

According to WKYT (Lexington, Kentucky), Corbin, Kentucky was officially named King Corbin, Kentucky for one day. The proclamation, made by the town’s mayor, renamed the city in honor of Corbin on Sunday, when WWE was in town for a live event. Corbin headlined the show in a loss against Roman Reigns, with a pre-match stipulation forcing him to eat dog food.

Corbin is a big deal. Check out his statement on the news:

Opinion: That is the kind of thing that doesn’t mean anything in the long term but it is a cool moment and a fun little deal for Corbin. As someone who lives in Kentucky, I always think of Corbin’s name whenever I hear about the town so it’s a smart move for the sake of some publicity. WWE gets to have some fun and gives Corbin something else to crow about, which is all you can ask for.

What do you think of the move? When will Corbin be World Champion? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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