- To promote the upcoming tour in Abu Dhabi, TheNational.ae recently spoke to several WWE Superstars on topics such as fans behavior, life as a wrestler and more. They also talked about people who say wrestling is fake:
Brodus Clay: "I love it when people say WWE is fake, it makes me laugh. You know, when you see Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger or Bruce Willis in Die Hard on the screen, no one says: 'It's all fake.' You believe that he's The Terminator and he's beating up all the people. You know, I still go to a movie and think Darth Vader is a real dude."
Titus O'Neil: "You think it's fake? If I pick you up and slam you into the ground, you're going to feel it. If you get hit in the back with a chair, you're going to feel it. You can't fake that stuff. We're trained professionals. I think of myself as an entertainer, but I'm definitely an athlete, too."
Booker T: "Every fan that comes to a wrestling match, the majority know what it's about. You know if you go to watch a movie, sometimes you find yourself clapping or cheering the characters on, even if you know it's not real and they can't hear you. If you go to a sports match, it could be a really dull game. But with WWE you know every match is going to be the highest form of entertainment."
The Miz: "If you know the answer, why would you ask? Most people treat it as a movie or a theatre show. It's as simple as that."