WWE Star Dean Ambrose Doesn’t Like Spoilers Or Fans Who Spread Them
Smackdown is live now, so most fans don’t have to worry about taping spoilers ruining the product for them. But current WWE star Dean Ambrose is still pretty down on the whole concept of spoilers and the fans who spread them.
In an interview with GameSpot, Ambrose spoke up about the epidemic of spoilers. For Ambrose, it’s not even about spreading around taping spoilers. Rather, it’s about ruining surprises that WWE has gone out of its way to protect. For instance, if a fan posts that Sting was spotted at an airport hours before Raw, the average fan can assume this means Sting will be making a surprise appearance on the show, thus ruining the surprise. Needless to say, Ambrose isn’t a fan of people who ruin surprises for others.
“Yeah, a lot of fans kinda take the magic away. But it’s been like this for years now, where they dig and search for every little bit of info and spend so much time deciphering everything and overthinking things. That’s just an outlet for their passion for wrestling, but it does take away the magic sometimes, so I almost wish people would stop doing that. But if you take a picture of somebody and post it online, you’re an asshole.
“I hate having my picture taken in general. And if I’m not allowing it… and it’s just gotten worse over time. I don’t understand pictures at airports. And I hate the word selfie. Any man that uses it needs to reevaluate a lot of their life.
“I can’t imagine, I can’t get in the mind of a wrestling fan who wants to break news that spoils a surprise for somebody. Would you want a surprise spoiled? Say you saw Sting at the airport and tipped everybody off that Sting was going to make an appearance that night, and then you ruin the surprise for people who went out of the way not to get the surprise ruined. Would you want your surprised ruined? I’d be, ‘Don’t tell me, don’t tell me who you saw at the airport.’ I like to live a spoiler-free life.”
Ambrose isn’t wrong, honestly. There are a lot of people online who go out of their way to spoil things for other people, and just as many who spoil things by accident through carelessness. That said, I do think some spoilers can actually help enhance hype surrounding a product. How many more people decided to watch last year’s Royal Rumble on the Network because it leaked that AJ Styles would be in it? How many more people would watch a taped Smackdown because they read about a major title change or debut? While one could easily make the argument that being surprised is vastly preferable to being spoiled, I don’t think being spoiled on certain wrestling outcomes is necessarily the worst thing in the world. That said, I definitely respect Ambrose’s opinion on this. He’s a big proponent of recapturing the magic of wrestling fandom, and while that might seem like an uphill battle in a post-kayfabe era, I think the Smackdown Live brand goes a long way in providing a throwback product that feels like classic wrestling shows of old. At the very least, it’s far superior to Monday Night Raw, in that regard.
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