WWE star Asuka is the most recent superstar to be spotted getting heckled by fans at the airport, but it doesn’t seem like these fans are there to meet their idol in the world of professional wrestling. Social media users have shared videos of Asuka signing autographs for throngs of fans while she travels between places.
Some instances of this include people holding up entire pages of what seem to be trade cards with the star on them, most certainly, and Asuka being spotted signing the same thing more than once in various locations.
At airports, the practice of autograph seekers like the ones described above has become regrettable. Fans of social media personalities like Rey Mysterio, Jeff Hardy, and Rhea Ripley have become accustomed to seeing them handle such circumstances.
Here we go again – airport leeches bombarding WWE talent. Wrestlers: DO NOT sign for these people. They're going to sell that stuff online. They're going to undercut the legitimate services like Fanatics. And that will subsequently diminish the value of your brand. https://t.co/FVHBdQFIn1
— Jimmy Van (@jimmyvan74) November 17, 2023
Ripley was one name to express her frustrations at aggressive airport “fans” and started to set a strict guideline about what she would sign.
“Today has put me off completely! I will not sign ANYTHING that isn’t a personal photo of us anymore. Hate me, I don’t care. Disagree with me, try putting yourselves in our shoes for one bloody day.”
Asuka recently joined the Damage CTRL. She will team up with Bayley, IYO SKY and Kairi Sane to take on the team comprising of Bianca Belair, Shotzi, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch in a WarGames Match at WWE Survivor Series: WarGames premium live event on Saturday, November 25.