She has a point. There is a lot that goes into being a professional wrestler and some of the more difficult aspects are often taken for granted. Unfortunately sometimes these aspects can be turned into negative situations that see the wrestlers treated far worse than they deserve. That has happened again and this time a WWE star is not taking any more of what she is hearing.
Monday Night Raw’s Alexa Bliss recently spoke with Metro about the issues of dealing with negative fan reactions online. Bliss talked about the comments that she and fellow wrestlers receive after going out and trying to do their jobs while nowhere near 100%. In addition, Bliss said that taking shots at the wrestlers themselves rather than their characters was over the line. Here are some of Bliss’ comments:
On Fans Trolling Wrestlers
“I feel like a lot of people don’t really understand – nine times out of 10 when you see us performing, we are going on no sleep, we are going on beat up bodies because we do travel four, five, six days a week. We are emotionally exhausted, we are mentally exhausted, we are physically exhausted but we are doing it to entertain everyone else.”
On Personal Attacks From Fans
“I agree that everyone should have the right to speak their opinion. But when you talk about us as human beings, people, and not our characters, that’s where the line stops and I don’t feel like that’s OK. But we do it because we love what we do, we love entertaining people. It’s really disheartening and heartbreaking when we are putting our all out there… It’s my physical best. I know it may look like my best, but that’s all the energy I had to give that day. I gave my personal all. We’re told how terrible we are and how we should be fired – that’s not nice, and people forget that there is a person behind the character we are portraying on TV.”
And On Positive Reactions
“There are people that are so nice on social media and appreciate what we do, and we appreciate that appreciation back. We will always give our all, we will always give every moment to the crowd because they deserve it. They’re spending their money, they’re travelling, they’re doing all these things to watch us so we owe it to them to give it our ultimate best. If it’s not enough for some people, it’s on them I guess!”
Opinion: Bliss is absolutely right with this and unfortunately it is something that has to be said. Wrestlers have to put up with a lot of nonsense that goes far beyond booing a wrestler you don’t like. There is a world of difference between telling someone they’re a villain for cheating and saying you hope they get hurt or lose their job or whatever other horrible thing is said. There isn’t much of a way around that though and that makes the situation even worse.
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