The life of a professional wrestler isn’t an easy thing at all, as they constantly have to deal with overbearing fans who simply do not know their boundaries. Now, footage of fans waiting in the hotel lobby for AEW talent to sign merchandise right after AEW Worlds End has surfaced.

The issue of fans showing up at airports or hotels to meet pro wrestlers has become a recurring problem for several stars. While chance encounters are usually welcomed, a particular group of people now deliberately plan to be at the airport or hotel with a ton of merchandise, hoping to get the stars to sign them. These items are then later sold on eBay for a profit, causing frustration for the wrestlers.

Earlier this year, a video of an unmasked Rey Mysterio found its way to social media. In the clip, Rey is seen rejecting a fan’s request for an autograph at an airport. Of course, this fan was obviously trying to sell Mysterio’s autograph for a profit.

Similar things have happened as fans continue to go after pro wrestlers at hotels. A user on Twitter uploaded a video of a hotel lobby where AEW talent will be staying after Worlds End. The video shows tons of fans flocking the lobby, waiting for AEW stars in anticipation of getting their merchandise signed, with a fan even having a Money In The Bank briefcase in the lobby.

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Wrestlers are not obliged to entertain fan requests, and it entirely depends on the wrestler in question whether they want to sign anything. Regardless, there will always be a section of fans who feel entitled to get autographs or signed merchandise and that’s unlikely to ever change.

What’s your view on this video concerning the fans? Do you feel such practices give pro wrestling fans a bad name? Let us know in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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