Although they are purported to be two unique people, evidence continues to mount that professional sports-entertainers Baron Corbin and Viktor are one and the same, differentiated only by attire and facepaint.
A spokesperson for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) denies suggestions that Corbin and Viktor are the same person — which is exactly what a spokesperson would do if the company didn’t want fans to know the secret truth.
Such official denials seem to fly in the face of copious evidence, including:
- Nobody can recall Corbin and Viktor being in the same room at the same time
- Viktor (the “Hawk” to Konnor’s “Animal”) debuted in NXT in the summer of 2012; Corbin debuted in NXT just weeks later
- Viktor and Corbin have similar hairstyles (long, slicked back, receding) and builds (muscular, with adorable winking bellybuttons)
- Although some pundits have pointed out that The Ascension once battled Corbin and Rhyno in a tag match, the truth is that the role of Viktor was played that evening by understudy Aleister Black.
Until WWE is able to produce a photograph of “Viktor” and “Corbin” together, the safe assumption is that they are indeed the same person (presumably former TNA star Abyss).