RIYADH: The anti-bullying campaign “Be a Star” was organized on Thursday in collaboration with WWE in Riyadh as part of WWE Week.
A number of students from King Faisal School participated in the event, held at Mrsool Park Stadium, to learn how to manage emotional and mental health and foster healthy social interaction.
Superstars Titus O’Neil, Bobby Lashley, Damian Priest, Rhea Ripley and Bianca Belair participated in the anti-bullying initiative.
The stars played games with the students to help them get to know one another while also teaching them teamwork, how to take care of themselves and how to express their emotions in a healthy way.
Speaking about the importance of emotional intelligence, O’Neil said: “When you know how you feel, you know how you can respond to things, and when you see how other people feel, then you have a chance to have a conversation with them and make them feel better.”
During her third trip to Saudi Arabia, wrestler Belair spoke to Arab News about the importance of the campaign.
“We want to encourage the kids not to be bullies and to be the best version of themselves and treat each other with respect and treat themselves with respect. The kids were so amazing today; they were able to express their feelings and emotions, and they know how to channel their emotions,” she said.
Ripley spoke about being bullied as a child and the importance of surrounding oneself with supportive people.
“When I first moved to America from Australia, I didn’t know many people, and I knew I had to make friends by respecting everyone around me because it is what brings people together,” she said. “We all come from different places and backgrounds.”
The superstars also participated in community initiatives in collaboration with the Special Olympics Unified Games, where they played football with people with disabilities.
Over 500,000 kids around the world have benefited from the WWE’s anti-bullying initiative “Be a Star.”
This month, the WWE Crown Jewel made a comeback in Riyadh as a part of Riyadh Season 2022. On Saturday, in the Riyadh Season’s Fan Festival zone, Roman Reigns will face Logan Paul for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. The event kicks off at 4:30 p.m.