Triple H explains why WWE Superstars are not called wrestlers. The talent found in the WWE ring has long been called Superstars, instead of “Wrestlers”.
It is a bit strange to many that WWE, a wrestling company, does not refer to their talent as wrestlers. However, for Triple X it makes quite a sense. The chief honcho at NXT believes it’s about how you brand yourself and what people take from what you say.
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During an interaction with Paul Rabil on his podcast Suiting Up, the WWE legend explained that anyone could be a professional wrestler, but that means something different when you call yourself a WWE Superstar. He selected examples from lacrosse and the NFL to highlight his opinion.
Triple H explains why WWE Superstars are not called wrestlers
“A lot of people play football and I often used this talent with talent, because they would say, ‘Why can’t we … I’m proud to be a wrestler. Why can’t I say I’m a wrestler? ‘It’s not that you’re not a wrestler, but you’re a WWE superstar. Anyone can wrestle. You can wrestle in your backyard and say, ‘I’m a professional wrestler’, but being a WWE superstar is something different.
“It’s like saying, ‘I played football. I was in the NFL. ‘These are two different things and I think branding is important, so sometimes there’s that weird stigma and you’ll hear me quote Vince [McMahon] a lot, but it’s part of one of the things he taught me, it’s also the art of communication. It’s not what you tell people, but what they take from what you say, so you need to know the audience you’re dealing with.
“If you’re dealing with someone who’s going to see you, especially like you’re saying,‘ I’m a professional Lacrosse player, ’and they say,‘ Okay, jock. I can’t do much else ‘or anything, can I? ‘He spent his life in the gym, probably not so educated’ or whatever, and you say ‘CEO’ is perceived differently depending on who they are. “
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