Here’s a hint: You won’t learn about him from The Pitch or the Kansas City Star. That said, you’ve come to the right place.
Homegrown, hometown heroes are hard to come by around these parts.
The usual suspects are easily identified; director Robert Altman, golfer Tom Watson, actors Jean Harlow, Paul Rudd, Ed Asner, Don Cheadle and Chris Cooper, writer Calvin Trillin, comedians Rob Riggle and Jason Sudeikis, designer Kate Spade and musician Pat Metheny.
True Kansas Citians, one and all.
Unlike pseudo KC stars like George Brett, Walter Cronkite, Jesse James, Thomas Hart Benton, Melissa Etheridge, Walt Disney, Joyce Hall, Handsome Harley Race and Joan Crawford, who either moved here or were born in satellite cities. Local media lay claim to these names from time to time, but they’re not the real deal.
Enter Thomas Pestock, the rising WWE superstar known as Baron Corbin. Continue reading