They have a point. Wrestlers are celebrities in that they are often on national television and can be well known because people can see their faces on a wide scale. That is the kind of recognition that can offer quite the benefit but can also bring a set of problems. Occasionally these problems become more personal than anything else, and now some WWE stars are getting tired of it.
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Earlier this year, a fan approached an unmasked Rey Mysterio at an airport and asked that he autograph multiple items. In the video of the incident, Mysterio said that he signed one and did not sign the rest, resulting in the person who released the video insulting Mysterio online.
According to PWInsider.com, both WWE and some of its wrestlers are growing frustrated with such incidents, as they believe these fans are only trying to resell the signed items online. WWE has not given an official rule, but some wrestlers have reportedly told fans there are items they cannot sign. Some wrestlers have said that they will turn down signing items but are willing to take a picture depending on how they are asked. Wrestlers are also said that they believe something needs to be done before a situation goes badly.
There have been some interesting fan interactions in WWE history. Check out some notable ones:
Opinion: The wrestlers are absolutely right here, as there is a world of difference between someone waiting at an airport with a bag full of stuff and a fan bumping into a wrestler by pure chance. Wrestlers are not and should not be required to sign autographs or take pictures, but I would assume that several are more than willing to be accommodating if approached in the right way. Unfortunately a few people have ruined something for others and yes, something needs to be done, whatever that may be.
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