Titus O’Neil on WWE WrestleMania 37 heading to Raymond James Stadium following the Tremendous Bowl

WWE Celebrity Titus O’Neil will co-host this yr’s WrestleMania, which can happen in his residence metropolis of Tampa, Florida. The previous 24/7 Champion opened up on the occasion heading to Raymond James Stadium following a profitable Tremendous Bowl.

Titus O’Neil will host the present together with WWE Corridor of Famer Hulk Hogan. He’s additionally reportedly going to obtain the Warrior Award on the 2021 WWE Corridor of Fame as a result of charity work he has finished for the Tampa Bay neighborhood. He attended the College of Florida and performed for the Florida Gators soccer staff.

Titus O’Neil not too long ago shared his ideas on WWE WrestleMania 37 going down in Raymond James Stadium by revealing that he’s wanting ahead to being part of the occasion.

“Enjoying on the College of Florida was greater than most crowds within the NFL anyway, taking part in in entrance of 90,000 individuals week in week out, whether or not it’s house or away. Each time I am going right into a WrestleMania stadium, I really feel like I am going right into a soccer sport simply because I spent a lot time as a university {and professional} athlete going out and in of stadiums the identical method, dressed the identical method, headphones on, absolutely centered, able to placed on the very best present, the very best efficiency doable.”

“I really feel the identical method going into Raymond James stadium. I’ve clearly attended loads of occasions there, whether or not it’s faculty soccer, the Nationwide Championship, the Tremendous Bowl. It is the largest sport on the largest stage in all of sports activities and leisure and all eyes are centered on the Metropolis of Tampa and Raymond James stadium. I am wanting ahead to being part of that.”

WWE WrestleMania 37 was initially speculated to happen within the newly constructed SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. However it was moved to the Raymond James Stadium after Tampa could not host final yr’s occasion as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

Titus O’Neil reveals how taking part in soccer can put together somebody for a profession in WWE

Titus O’Neil on WWE RAW
Titus O’Neil on WWE RAW

Earlier than pursuing a profession in skilled wrestling, Titus O’Neil performed American soccer with the Utah Blaze, Tampa Bay Storm, Las Vegas Gladiators and Carolina Cobras. When requested how taking part in soccer may put together somebody to develop into a WWE Celebrity, he said:

“Enjoying American Soccer and being in WWE takes an excessive work ethic. There’s a sure kind of pageantry and charisma on the sphere. There are loads of nice personalities in soccer locker rooms, all throughout the nation. And in order that lends nice to in the case of transitioning to WWE since you’re out to develop into a sports activities entertainer. A few of us had been already sports activities entertainers. We simply weren’t getting paid for it and never being proven in over 130 international locations and translated into 25 totally different languages. We had been simply doing it on an American soccer area or in an American soccer locker room.”

“It was the toughest transition I’ve ever needed to make, each from a bodily and psychological standpoint as a result of soccer, you go and also you execute every thing inside that place that you just play: whether or not you’re a quarterback, or one other place. You’ve gotten to have the ability to go together with the punches, drift, feed off the power of the gang, give the gang some power in an effort to finally take them on a rollercoaster. And in soccer, American soccer, you are taking them on a curler coaster by scoring factors. Within the WWE you are taking them on a rollercoaster by storytelling. A superb man versus dangerous man. More often than not, good man. They need the nice man to win it – except you are a very good dangerous man! No one does it higher than us in WWE.”

WrestleMania 37 is scheduled to happen on April 10 and 11, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

Printed 31 Mar 2021, 00:21 IST

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