Colby Corino recently sat down with Scott Mitchell of PWMania.com to discuss a wide variety of subjects. When asked about what happened regarding his rumored WWE deal earlier in the year, Corino confirmed a background check prevented him from getting a deal at the time.
“At the time, I thought there was a lot of truth behind it. I was offered a deal, and everything looked good, contingent on the background check,” Colby Corino said. “So, I signed all the paperwork, and I wasn’t too worried about it because they did a background check on me when I went for my first tryout about two years prior.
“If anyone’s known me for a while, I don’t have the cleanest of history. This was always taken into consideration by WWE, so I didn’t think I had anything to worry about there. But they ran it and found something from the first time I was arrested seven years ago. They asked me to go handle that, and we’d be good to go. I went to go handle that, and things changed on their end a little bit.”
When asked if he has any hopes of signing with WWE or another company in the future, Corino teased he has a very specific vision of what he wants to do over the next year, and barring a huge offer, he’s not looking to derail it.
“Maybe. Right now, I have a very specific vision in my mind of what I want to do for the next year. Unless someone is coming to me with a boatload of money, I don’t think I want to derail that,” Colby Corino said. “I’m not closed off to working anywhere. I want to work, everywhere that I can.
“But I also don’t want to limit myself either, which is why I don’t really want to sign a contract right now. I just want to keep my options open. The door to WWE I know isn’t shut, but there’s a lot I still want to do on the indies first. The indies are in a great spot.”
When asked why he chose not to re-sign with the National Wrestling Alliance, Corino said they had a great relationship, but he decided not to re-sign there because he thought he was headed to WWE.
“We had a great relationship. I didn’t re-sign because I was trying to go to WWE. I wanted to get the process started there,” Colby Corino said. “I was under contract, so legally I couldn’t do that while signed to NWA. Everything was all good though, no bridges were burned or anything on the way out. NWA is one of the few places building up people that weren’t established anywhere else. That’s something we need more.”
When asked about his long-term goals, Corino admitted that his main goal was always just to be able to make enough money through professional wrestling since that’s what he loves to do.
“My goal has always been to just make enough money through wrestling. It’s what I love to do. It doesn’t matter where, as long as I can put food on the table, then I’m happy. I have a good thing going with CWA, I love coaching, and I just love the freedom of indie wrestling too. I have some really cool stuff that I can’t really share right now, but I’m going to have a very cool year.”
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