As kids and maybe even now, we all had that moment of getting the butterflies prior to meeting a WWE star or wrestler in the industry. How wrestlers treat fans goes such a long way – I can remember the disappointment of paying to meet a WWE star, only the get limited conversation. Getting the cold shoulder in a candid setting is one thing but when fans pay to see you, that’s harsh.
Thankfully, there are more genuine kind souls in the business than the opposite. In this article, we’ll shine a light on those WWE stars. What makes these wrestlers that much greater is the fact that they play heels (for the most part) on-screen. As they say, the nicest people make the greatest heels on-screen.
Enjoy the article folks!
17 Baron Corbin
Could it be that WWE’s most hated villain really isn’t so bad outside of the ring? Well, we’re certainly getting those types of vibes – Corbin never turns down airport pics and in fact, he’s even pulling a half-smile most of the time.
When it comes to interviews without his gimmick, Corbin always comes across as a really cool dude. They say the nicest people make the best heels, Corbin might be an example of that.
16 Randy Orton
For years now, fans seem to think that Orton is a jerk to his fans. Sure, he has some unfortunate incidents but wouldn’t you get frustrated too if a fan was stalking you during a workout and snapping pics from afar?
The truth is, there aren’t many WWE stars that have more airport pics that Orton. Heck, he even stopped for a picture during his time on the Disney Cruise with this fan.
15 Lacey Evans
Similar to Baron Corbin, Lacey Evans has a lot of heat with the WWE fans. Out of the ring, she adds to that heat, cutting promos on fans and even police officers from Canada – though the truth is, it’s all a work and she’s actually a gem in real-life.
Lacey is also great when it comes to PR work with WWE and working alongside charitable causes. We caught a glimpse of the real Lacey during her match alongside Natalya in Saudi Arabia.
14 Brock Lesnar
“Brock hates people.” We’ve heard Paul Heyman utter that line time and time again. Paul Heyman is devoted to Brock’s gimmick and pushing it as much as he can. Cause really when we pull the curtain to the side, it is bizarre to see all the fan photos Brock has. Odd for someone that “hates people.”
It is actually said that Lesnar has a great sense of humor with the fans and his peers.
13 Drew McIntyre
Villains don’t hold babies. Okay, in truth, the pic was taken during his NXT run as a babyface but nonetheless, Drew is a stand-up, professional dude out of the ring.
Fans even posted pics of Drew stopping to sign for everyone at an airport (during his heel run). He’s also great to talk to at autograph sessions and quite sociable.
12 Mandy Rose
WWE posted a video of the way Mandy interacts with the fans during meet-ups and let’s just say everyone’s getting their money’s worth – her genuineness really comes across.
She’s not looking in line waiting for the next fan... like some other WWE alums or current roster wrestlers.
11 Adam Cole
Adam Cole is the current workhorse for WWE. Despite all his hard work, Cole keeps a humble attitude out of the ring. Heck, he even pokes fun at himself claiming that security at the airport doesn’t believe that he’s a wrestler given his smaller size.
Cole is just scratching the surface, he’s going to be a huge star.
10 Tommaso Ciampa
We mention another NXT star who was caught dropping one too many F-bombs during his War Games match, Tommaso Ciampa.
He isn’t so savage out of the ring and while recovering from his injury, fans spotted the NXT star at an indie event. He was great to the fans and he posed for various photos, he was all smiles for all of them.
9 Aleister Black & Zelina Vega
This might be WWE’s newest power couple. Vega is arguably the top manager at the moment and it also helps that she has tremendous skills as well. Black is just getting started, he’s going to be a huge star.
The two have an easy time putting their gimmicks aside and putting a smile on a fan’s face, especially Vega.
8 The IIconics
When meeting Royce and Kay, you’ll get not only a photo but even a big-time laugh out of it, the girls are just as great out of the ring.
No matter what time it might be, the girls are always smiling from ear-to-ear when it comes to airport photos. Class acts.
7 Braun Strowman
Strowman does a lot of PR work for WWE and that has a lot to do with the way he communicates with the fans. That’s rare for a big man, just ask Big Show who wasn’t the best people person during the early stages of his career.
Braun is a class act with the fans, especially when on the road.
She might come off as snobby in the ring but that’s Carmella just playing the gimmick and turning it up for our sake.
She has a great heart in real-life and she doesn’t take well to harsh criticisms either. It was well documented on Total Divas when she burst into tears after Jax ripped her about not being real.
5 Liv Morgan
Still, we await the return of Liv Morgan, who has been kept off television for quite some time now.
Like a lot of others, Morgan entered the WWE completely green to the industry. One thing that has never changed is Liv’s great attitude when meeting fans, always coming across and bubbly and friendly.
4 Charlotte Flair
Charlotte’s dad has a questionable reputation with the fans, given the reviews, some appreciate that he still takes the time to meet his people – however others make mention that he’s limited when talking to fans.
Nonetheless, his daughter is a gem with the fans and another PR personality WWE loves to use in a position as an ambassador. She also comes across as shy, according to fans and peers.
3 Alexa Bliss
She’s a big-time sweetheart outside of the ring. In order to portray her gimmick, Alexa claims that she taps into all the things that annoy her about people, and basically uses them to her advantage with the character portrayed on television.
Out of the ring, she’s a regular gal like the rest of us, enjoying classic days that consist of Netflix and chill.
2 Bray Wyatt
The Fiend character hasn’t changed Bray Wyatt one bit as this fan caught the WWE star at a Planet Fitness out of all places (not the best gym).
Even during a workout, Wyatt was willing to take a picture and even smile for the camera. Though he has several similar pics with the fans in candid settings.
1 The Undertaker
Finally, on the WWE Network, we got a glimpse of Mark Calaway and not a man hiding behind a gimmick. Fans were surprised to see how great he is and the fact that he also has a great sense of humor.
When it comes to taking pics with the fans, nobody has more fan photos that Mark, especially at airport settings.
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