Thomas Pestock

Professional Wrestler,Former Football Player

Baron Corbin
Professional Wrestler Source: Google

Thomas Pestock is a former professional football player and professional wrestler from the United States.  He is now signed to WWE and competes on SmackDown under the ring name Baron Corbin.

Childhood, Parents, Siblings

Thomas Pestock was born to Steven Pestock, his father, and Mona Pestock, his mother on September 13, 1984. Baron will be 37 years old in 2022.

Corbin, unfortunately, lost his father in 2008. Steven Pestock died as a result of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease complications. Baron honors his father by wearing the ring on his necklace.

In addition, he had picture tattoos of his grandfather and father placed on his leg. These two guys were instrumental in shaping Baron and instilling in him the importance of hard labor.

His father was an ironworker who built buildings and bridges. Similarly, he grew up in Lenexa, Kansas, with his brother Danny Restock.


Baron received his studies at Northwest Missouri State University. During his undergraduate years, though, he was more concerned with football than with his schoolwork. In college football, Baron was an offensive guard.

During his time at Northwest Missouri State University, Baron was a rising star on the NCAA Division II level.

He is also a retired football player. Baron formerly played offensive guard for the “Indianapolis Colts” and the “Arizona Cardinals.”

Professional Life| Career

Football Career

Corbin began his college career as an offensive lineman at Northwest Missouri State University. In 2007, he was selected honorable mention in the MIAA, and in 2008, he was chosen first-team all-MIAA.

After graduating from college, Baron joined the Indianapolis Colts on April 27, 2009. He also inked a deal with the Arizona Cardinals on January 18, 2010.

On January 4, 2011, he signed a second deal with the Cardinals. Eventually, he was released on September 2, 2011, of the same year.


Baron Corbin has won the Amateur boxing title twice by the age of 21. Similarly, he won three times the Kansas-Missouri Golden Gloves regional title.

His boxing career, like his football one, did not last long. He retired after losing to Andrae Cathron in the 2008 Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions.

 WWE Career

Baron’s wrestling career began with his debut on NXT in 2012 and continued until 2016. By the finale, Baron had been promoted to SmackDown.

He also made his debut on November 1, 2016. Shane McMahon punished him for a week a year later, on April 26, 2017.

He took part in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match in 2017. On April 16, 2018, he was drafted to RAW as part of the WWE Superstar Shake-up event.

Baron also got into a violent argument with Seth Rollins after challenging him to the WWE Universal championship.

Lacy Evans was chosen as a special guest referee for the contest. Seth Rollins won the WWE Universal championship at the end of the match.

Furthermore, at Extreme Rules, Evans and Corbin challenged Lynch and Rollins. Against the duo, Rollins and Lynch were able to successfully defend their respective championships.

Furthermore, in 2019, Baron competed in the King of the Ring Tournament. In the final match, he beat Chad Gable. He defeated MIZ in the first round and Cedric Alexander in the quarterfinals.

Then he beat Samoa Joe and Ricochet in the semifinals. During the King of the Ring contest, he was one of sixteen competitors.


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Career Highlights

  • Baron was announced as one of the competitors for the 2019 King of the Ring tournament.
  • In 2019, Corbin was drafted to the SmackDown brand.
  • He was a member of Team Flair during the Crown Jewel.
  • As a Team SmackDown, Baron caused the elimination of his partner, Mustafa Ali, in the Survivor series. It led Roman Reigns to spear Corbin and eliminate them from the match.
  • Baron defeated Reigns during the TLC match after the intervention of The Revival and Dolph Ziggler. 
  • During a triple threat to Dolph Ziggler, he lost his title involving Bobby Roode during the Clash of Champions.
  • He entered the Royal Rumble match as the number 4 contender on January 28, 2018.
  • Baron Defeated Dean Ambrose, Miz, and AJ Styles in a fatal four-way match. 
  • Baron made his video game debut in the game Madden NFL 12. Besides, he appeared in WWE 2K16, WWE 2K17, WWE 2K18, and now in WWE 2K19.

Titles Won

  • WWE Mr. Money in the Bank (2017)
  • WWE United States Championship
  • WWE King of the Ring Winner (2019)
  • 2019 PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year
  • WWE Year-End Award/Most Hated of the Year (2018)
  • Revolver Most Metal Athlete (2016)
  • 2016 WWE André the Giant Memorial Trophy Winner
  • 39° in PWI 500 (2019)

Net Worth, Salary, and Income

WWE gives Baron Corbin a high salary of roughly $285,00 as a professional competitor.

Simultaneously, his net worth is reported to be approximately $2 million. However, everything related to his assets and other sources of income is currently unclear.

Personal Life

Baron Corbin, a WWE superstar, is married to his girlfriend Rochelle. Rochelle Alexandra Roman is a native of Tampa, Florida.

Other small facts about their connections and occurrences are withheld from the general public.

Nonetheless, on April 29, 2017, Baron and Rochelle exchanged wedding vows. The lavish wedding took place in Clearwater, Florida.

Baron had an affair with Maria Brink, the main vocalist of the band ‘This Moment,’ prior to his relationship with Rochelle.

However, for the time being, Baron is a faithful husband to Rochelle and his daughter. , The couple has a gorgeous daughter called Ryane Pestock.

The couple’s joy knew no boundaries with the birth of their daughter on August 28, 2019.

Baron Corbin
Baron with his wife Source: Google

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Corbin’s friends and family, like any other individuals, are the primary sources of inspiration for his tattoo. This WWE superstar has 18 tattoos on his body in total.

Baron, too, has a horrific wolf tattoo on his leg.


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Height and Weight

Baron, a former NFL player, and current wrestler measures 6 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 129kg. He had the build of a field player.

However, in 2021, he followed a healthy diet, exercised hard, and lost a significant amount of weight. His transformation surprised fans.

Social Media

Baron is a popular figure on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. He has over 998k Instagram followers under the pseudonym.

In addition, Baron has over 479k followers on Twitter. You may find him on the platform by searching for @BaronCorbinWWE.


Quick Facts

Real Name Thomas Pestock
Profession Professional Wrestler
Nickname/Stage Name  The Lone Wolf, King Corbin, Baron Corbin
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Date of Birth September 13, 1984
Slam/Finishing move End of Days
WWE Debut NXT: October 18, 2012
WWE (Main Roster): April 3, 2016 (At Wrestlemania 32)
Birth Place Lenexa, Kansas, U.S.
Age 37 Years Old
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Virgo
Hometown Lenexa, Kansas, U.S.
Nationality American
Hobbies Watching American Football, Listening to Music, Riding Motorbikes
College Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri, U.S.
Favorite Bands/Artists In This Moment, Slipknot, Slipknot, Lamb of God, Amigo the Devil
Favorite Wrestler Harley Race
Signature Move Deep Six
Marital Status Married
Wife Rochelle Alexandra Roman
Children Ryane Pestock
Nationality United States
Religion Christian



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