Former WWE superstar Rezar has discussed a confrontation he had with Baron Corbin after he took offence to being treated as one of the younger members of the roster.
Rezar, real name Gzim Selmani, joined the WWE ranks in 2015 after impressing during a tryout which took place in Dubai. Originally born in Denmark, he was soon teamed alongside Akam to become The Authors Of Pain.
Originally teamed with legendary manager Paul Ellering, the duo rose through the ranks quickly and became NXT Tag Team Champions soon after winning the 2016 Dusty Classic Tournament.
Having moved to the main roster in April 2018, The Authors Of Pain went on to win the Raw Tag Team Championships in November that year. The team’s rise was then halted after they suffered a string of injuries and their position on the card slipped.
Speaking on The Sessions with Renee Paquette, Rezar discussed a time he had a run-in with Baron Corbin. The incident seemingly occurred when Corbin used the phrase “young boy”, to which Rezar took exception.
You call me young boy in front of everybody? Are you serious?’ So I said, ‘Baron, come here, man,’ in front of the whole crowd,” said Rezar. “Everybody went quiet. I said, ‘Come here, are you seriously talking to me like this?’ He goes, ‘I apologize,’ this, that, right? ‘I didn’t mean to say it like that, but I did it [carried the beers], everybody does it…’
Rezar went on to comment on how their attitude didn’t change when they won the title belts on the red brand, when that wasn’t the same for other competitors.
We were just cool, but people thought because we were new and we became Champions that we were gonna start turning into d***heads,” Rezar continued. “We didn’t, we were the nicest guys still as Champions. We don’t care if we’re Champions or not, obviously everybody knows the script, so we didn’t care. We saw a lot of people turn a different way once that happened.
The Authors of Pain were released by WWE in September 2020 during the midst of the pandemic, where they chose to spend time with their families.
With thanks to Sportskeeda for the transcription.