Being in the public eye in the 21st century unfortunately brings with it a whole host of negative side effects, many of which come from a vocal minority of idiots on social media.
Former WWE star Braun Strowman, who is now going by “Titan”, has hit out at these WWE “fans”, explaining their constant criticism and negativity led to him hating himself.
Speaking during a recent appearance on the Control Your Narrative podcast, Strowman said:
“When I started hating myself and realizing I wasn’t happy [is when I knew I needed to leave WWE]. And a lot of it boils down to just what I mentioned earlier about having to be on all the time. And the criticism from the f**king fans, and it’s not even the fans, the fans aren’t the ones. It’s the dorks on the internet that opinion and couch cushion book shows, and do all this stuff, and just non-stop talk s**t about what we’re trying to do. I didn’t see any of you guys getting cast and thrown into the deep end of the pool, you know, in the middle of a pandemic when the whole world is in a frenzy not knowing what was going on.
“I jumped on a jet and flew back. I had no idea they were putting me over to beat Goldberg. I came back because people need an outlet, people need a way to check out from reality, and by me going to work and me being selfless and putting my health, my risk on the line while not knowing what was going on – I knew in the back of my mind, yeah, I’m not going to make everybody happy. You can’t make everybody happy, but there are people sitting at home that are scared, they don’t know what’s going on in the world and if I can take them out of that reality for three minutes while I’m out there wrestling, then I did my job. Because at the end of the day, that’s what it’s about. People watch wrestling to get caught up in it and forget about the bulls**t that’s going on in their lives. And having to listen, and hear, and read all this crap about this sucks, and this, and blah, blah, blah.”
Strowman is one of many wrestlers to publicly criticise social media fans for their endless criticism, and as someone who works on wrestling social media on a daily basis, you can completely understand why.
If you are one of these people, remember there is someone on the other end of your tweet, and they have human reactions and emotions just like anyone else.
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