Given the huge success of WWE, as well as the hectic schedule, members of the WWE Universe would be forgiven for thinking that the fans are not always the priority to those high up at the company.
For many, WWE fans see themselves as merely the paying public who attend the shows, buy the merchandise and sign-up to the $9.99 WWE Network in order to, ultimately, keep the money moving and the industry going.
One man who understands how much WWE relies on its fans is Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events & Creative, Triple H.
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Given the length of time The Game has played an integral part in World Wrestling Entertainment, both as a wrestler and as an authoritative member, he has admirably succeeded in continuing to have the interest of the WWE fans.
Recently however, he explained in an interview with the Ferriss Show about the common misconceptions WWE fans have regarding what goes on behind the scenes of the company.
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He said of the fans: "They just see what they see on TV...even if you’re this huge fan of WWE, they get so upset over ‘why would this guy beat that guy.’
"It’s a show and what they don’t get about our show is that we are like this never ending...it never ends. There’s always another chapter. They get so upset in the moment of not liking maybe the chapter they are on, there’s another chapter that starts tomorrow."
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The 45-year-old clearly seemed somewhat irate at the attitude of many members of the WWE Universe, but as someone who has a character that currently does not exactly have the thoughts of WWE followers at the front of his mind, it is understandable that he would say this now.
Triple H, whose real name is Paul Levesque, went on to imply that if fans really knew what went on within the company, they would be a bit more sympathetic:
"They don’t understand all the complexities that go on behind the scenes. Probably the biggest misconception is that the WWE is just a bunch of guys, in its simplest form, just going to the ring in their underwear and pretending to fight each other, but when you break it down it’s a massive global business.”
Although he may well be right, it is not like fans of WWE will be able to be a huge part of the backstage goings on any time soon, making what Levesque has said even more frustrating.
For the time being, those members of the WWE Universe do remain a vital part of the industry as ultimately, they are why the company creates its shows and story lines week in, week out.
As for Triple H the wrestler, his match with Sting at WrestleMania 31 went down a storm with fans of WWE.
If he continues to express the notion that such people are unaware of what really goes on within the company and therefore do not fully understand it because of this, he should surely expect the backing he had after his win at WrestleMania 31 to disappear almost immediately.
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