Current WWE Superstar Alex Riley spoke about the similarities between being a pro wrestler and playing football in a recent interview with NBC Washington. Riley stated, "I always tell people that when you're a football player, you're really a number under a jersey. As a WWE Superstar, you're a total personality. From the moment you walk through the curtain, they see everything." Riley continued, "You're not covered at all. You're out there in trunks, they can see your face at all times. I think there's nine or 10 cameras out there that can catch the way you're feeling, what you say, the way you look, how you move at any moment once your start performing. It's very difficult to learn how you've always gotta be in character."