Posts Tagged ‘social media’

The Miz recently spoke with Yahoo Sports to promote WrestleMania 34. The full interview is at this link and below are highlights:

Defending against Seth Rollins and Finn Balor at WrestleMania 34:

“Even though my match is not called the main event, I plan on making it the main event and people to talk about it for years to come, moments that last a lifetime. We have all of the components. Finn Balor and Seth Rollins, as much as I make fun of them and degrade them, they are two of the top, elite, talents in WWE.”

Vince McMahon, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon believing in him:

“To be one of the focal points of Raw, to know that Vince [McMahon], Hunter [Triple H], Stephanie [McMahon], Shane [McMahon], that all of the execs, believe in me and know that I can put out there and revolve a show around me, that my star power can bring people into an arena, make people watch at home, that is second to none. That trust, that is what you live for as a WWE superstar.”

Social media:

“I think social media is so huge nowadays. It’s like a reality show, if you really think about it. You’re learning about everyone’s life at every minute, I know exactly what The Rock and Kevin Hart are doing at every moment because they’re always talking about themselves and filming themselves doing it. I feel like I know them. I think it’s a great opportunity for people to know who you are as a person and as a character.”

Source: Yahoo Sports

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Dennis Rodman still pops up now and then, including on a TMZ video Monday. Asked for his opinion on LiAngelo Ball’s game, the “Worm” didn’t mince words.

“He is not good at all,” Rodman said. “He’s awful. He’s just awful.”

The middle brother of Lonzo and LaMelo recently declared for June’s NBA draft, where he’s not anticipated to be selected. Rodman, however, thinks he has a small chance of being picked, and credits the very invention that helped make the Balls famous as a potential impetus.

“Just because of social media, I’d say a 10 percent chance,” Rodman said.

The Hall of Famer wasn’t particularly impressed by LiAngelo’s 72-point performance in Lithuania, either.

“Teams over there just pretty much suck,” he said.

Cue LaVar.

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Source: Fortune

Stephanie McMahon was interviewed at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit in Laguna Niguel, California on Wednesday. Here are some of the highlights:

Her father receiving death threats:

“He was invading their territories, and getting better television coverage. He thought he had the better product, and ultimately, he did, and they didn’t take to kindly to that. He told me a great story about a threat from a notorious gangster and being in this room, this old hotel, with the dark wooden panel walls and this big oversized man with a very unattractive face. He was threatening my Dad’s life and my Dad was willing to stand up to him and all these different people to make his dreams come true.”

WWE’s influence on social media:

“We trend on Twitter 52 weeks a year. We’re the No. 1 sports channel on YouTube, with 12 billion views a year.”

Delaying her memoir:

“I’m personally reassessing. It was originally supposed to be a memoir. But as the first book from my family, it needed to be so much more. I want to make it bigger and better. I gotta tell my family’s story.”

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As noted, real-life couple Alberto Del Rio and Paige were drafted to separate brands last month, with Paige going to RAW and Del Rio to SmackDown. Shortly after the draft, Paige had removed all references of Del Rio from her social media account, before re-adding them a week later. Dave Meltzer noted on last night’s episode of Wrestling Observer Radio that Del Rio and Paige are likely on separate brands because of Paige’s social media posts.

“Del Rio’s getting in trouble with that stuff,” Meltzer said, referring to social media. “Del Rio and Paige. That’s why they’re on separate brands.”

When asked if social media caused WWE to split them up, Meltzer replied, “I don’t think that anybody will actually say that. But yeah, I think so.”

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Source: Naluda

Summer Rae recently did a Q&A with Naluda Interviews. The full interview is at this link and below are highlights:

What is your best body part?

I’m 5’10” and all legs. I use them in the ring as weapons so I make sure to train them hard in the gym.

What is the greatest thing about being a WWE diva?

The greatest thing about being a WWE Superstar is being able to reach so many people. We have so many young girls that look up to us and that drives me to lead by example. Being able to volunteer with our charitable causes within WWE and for causes I personally believe in is great with such a large fan base. It allows us to spread the word to so many.

What is fun and rewarding about your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the smiles we put on people’s faces. No matter what kind of day or week or month they were having, when they step into that arena they get to forget about all of that for a couple hours. That is why I do this!

And what is not?

Spending so much time on the road is the biggest challenge for me with WWE. I’ve missed weddings and births. I’ve spent a lot of time away from my friends and family for so many years. That part is really hard.

What do you think of Social Media?

There’s the good and the bad aspects to Social Media. What I do find great is how much social media has changed business’ and the way they structure their marketing. Social media currently has such a strong influence that it has changed how products are marketed and distributed. There’s huge opportunities for both companies and influencers that didn’t exist a couple years ago. Also the influence of social media is so strong that you can really spread your message and make an impact in today’s society.

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Even before Von Miller declared Thursday there’s no chance he’d play the 2016 season under the franchise tag, the reigning Super Bowl MVP was feeling burdened by the backlash to his ongoing contract negotiations with the Denver Broncos.

Miller is hoping to receive a contract that’d make him the highest-paid linebacker in football. The Broncos placed the franchise tag on Miller, and he refused to sign the tender. Both parties have until July 15 to reach a long-term deal. Otherwise, Miller will play under the stipulations of the tag.

Last week, the Broncos reportedly offered Miller a six-year, $114 million contract that he rejected. Miller said Monday that the negotiations – and the fan feedback – have been difficult for him.

“It just hurts, I’m not even going to lie. It’s a business but at the end of the day, I got feelings, too,” Miller told Greg Bishop of Sports Illustrated. “I know some fans don’t know that some of the reports aren’t even true. When I get on Instagram, no matter what I post, there’s going to be 400 comments. Guys bashing me. ‘Take the deal. You greedy bastard. I thought you wanted to be a Bronco for life?’ And it kind of weighs on you after a while.”

Miller said he wants the Broncos to treat him the way Texas A&M did during his recruitment, comparing his alma mater’s attentions to a loyal girlfriend.

“You know you got that girlfriend that’s really not like that attractive but she’s like really good for you, and she’s going to do everything she can to keep you?” Miller said. “Instead of that really, really hot chick that just talks to you on Mondays. It was like that, above and beyond. That’s the same type of feeling I’m looking for from the Broncos.”

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Source: XOBenzo.com

Becky Lynch recently did a lengthy Q&A with Ashley Benson of XObenzo.com. Check out the full article at this link and highlights below:

AB: Do you consider what you do as a sport, a performance, or a fight?

BL: “All of the above. The sports portion is the athleticism we show in the ring, the performance is the most prevalent aspect, and the fight is with yourself to be better than you were yesterday.”

AB: Do you still get nervous before a match?

BL: “Every single time. There were two matches I wasn’t nervous for, and they were the worst matches ever. Every time I get the butterflies I thank God.”

AB: What is dating like given your career in WWE?

BL: “It is not easy because of the constant travel, being on the road five days a week is very tough. Sometimes you’re lucky enough to find someone who gets it.”

AB: What are your goals outside of the ring?

BL: “Eventually I would love to open a café or restaurant in New York City. I want to create a good life for myself and the people I love, stay true to myself while making the world a little better.”

AB: How has social media affected your career and life for better or worse?

BL: “It gives me a platform to voice my opinion and reach a vast audience. I hope that through social media I can give a voice to young women everywhere. I also get to tell silly jokes!”