Rohit Raju tells everyone how he really feels about stans, specifically those following some of Raju's upcoming X-Division Championship defense.
Raju is set to defend his title against Chris Bey, Trey Miguel, TJP, Jordynne Grace and Willie Mack in a six-way scramble match at the Bound For Glory pay-per-view on October 24. Fightful managing editor Sean Ross Sapp had Raju on for a predictions video, which can be seen at the top of the page, and when it came to Raju's match, Sapp predicted Grace to win the match.
In response, Raju went off on internet wrestling fans and stans for TJP, Bey and Grace, saying they are the worst. Raju continued by talking about how he never got the same fanfare his opponents have received over the years.
"You can pick Jordynne. I get it. The worst fans on the internet are the TJP, the Chris Bey and the Jordynne Grace stans. You guys are the worst. 'Oh, TJP, it's gonna be your time.' It's funny because Willie Mack and Trey's fans are too busy in the tree house to be that disrespectful, to even know what is going on. I don't ever worry about them, but the other three? Oh god, they blow up my Twitter all the time. The whining and the crying. It's the most annoying thing. After I win on the 24th, my phone is going to be soaking wet with the tears when I beat everybody. I get it. It's 2020 and everyone wants to see, 'Oh, empowerment! I want to see the women kick my butt and everything.' I don't care about any of that. I care about me. I care about me because I've been eating crap for far too long. I've been eating it. No one cared about me. You never post anything about me. Nobody did. I know my worth. I have been myself since day one and you know what? I've looked out for myself and now, I'm starting to find success. I deserve this," Raju said.
Raju continued by saying fans don't pay his bills and that IMPACT Wrestling is the one that pays him and being X-Division Champion will ensure that he continues getting the money that he wants to make as a wrestler.
"All these other nimrods in this match. They have had their hype. They have had their fanfare. They have had their t-shirts, year after year for every single company. They've had their thousands and millions of followers. You know what I've had? Zero! I am the X-Division Champion! Now I call the shots and if you think for a minute I'm going in on the 24th without a gameplan, you're out of your mind! I don't care what the fans want. The fans never wanted anything from me. You guys don't pay my bills. These wrestlers don't pay my bills. IMPACT Wrestling pays my bills and in order for me to make more money, I have to have the X-Division title around my waist. So I don't care what the world wants. I care what I want and what I want is to remain X-Division Champion. So all you other suckwads can go on the internet and cry about it and I don't care one bit. I don't care if you want Jordynne or Willie, it doesn't matter to me. What matters to me is that I'm walking out on the 24th as the X-Division Champion and you bet on that. Internet, Twitter-verse, bunch of morons on there whining and crying constantly. I don't care what you want. I care about what's around my waist and that's the X-Division Championship belt," Raju said.
When Sapp asked about Raju's prediction for his match and if his pick was also Grace, Raju ended with an emphatic, "You're out of your mind!"
"You're out of your mind! Disrespect. You bring me out here for the disrespect like that," Raju said.
The full video can be seen at the top of the page. Fightful will have live coverage of Bound For Glory on October 24.