“What’s Your Name?”: Arnold Schwarzenegger Humbly Handles Upcoming Bodybuilder’s Over-Smart Act in Public

Published 12/11/2022, 9:30 AM EST

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There are rarely any times when legendary bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger goes unnoticed by the public. Schwarzenegger is not only a world-famous athlete but is also a renowned politician and actor. Even people who do not follow the sport recognize the bodybuilder for his iconic movie roles. However, a young bodybuilder surprised everyone when he asked the famous Schwarzenegger an unusual question.

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“The Austrian Oak” might have never imagined being asked a simple yet, shocking question like this.

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Did he not recognize Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Upcoming Australian bodybuilder and CEO of Gym Positivity Joey Swoll recently posted a video on Twitter after meeting his idol Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the tweet, Swoll expressed his love and admiration for the greatest bodybuilder. He wrote, “One of the coolest moments of my life meeting the man who inspired me to start bodybuilding @Schwarzenegger at the Arnold Australia.”

The video shows Schwarzenegger entering the arena, surrounded by bodybuilders and media personnel. The legendary bodybuilder himself went to greet Swoll and acknowledged his toned physique. Schwarzenegger said to him, “You’re a 6’5″ as me. Let’s see if we get a biceps shot. Remember the lights are there.”

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Also, the veteran bodybuilder encouraged the young star to pose for the cameras. Schwarzenegger ensured to record a video with Swoll on Snapchat. “We’ll Snapchat it. Millions of people see this. What’s your name?” Schwarzenegger asked. Overall, Swoll was delighted to meet the greatest and decided to joke with Schwarzenegger. However, the Swoll jokingly replied, “Joey. Yours, what’s is your name?” Everybody, including Schwarzenegger, laughed at Swoll’s answer. Despite it being a joke, Schwarzenegger went on to introduce himself, without making a big deal out of it.

Schwarzenegger is an inspiration, not just for Swoll but for thousands of other bodybuilders. His glorious career is still the most significant one in bodybuilding history.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the biggest reasons for making bodybuilders a major sport in the world. He has won seven consecutive Mr. Olympia titles, which is the second most in the competition history.

Besides, Schwarzenegger and his late friend Jim Lorimer together co-founded the Arnold Classic event, which boosted the rise of bodybuilding in several other countries. When Schwarzenegger came to America to pursue his Hollywood dream, he also promised to make bodybuilding a huge sport in the country.

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Well, the legend successfully turned his promise into a reality. Today, Schwarzenegger is one of the most iconic athletes in the world.

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Soumya Bontra

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Soumya Bontra is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She has been working as a sports journalist and writer for the past two years. Soumya has a Bachelor’s in Mass Media.
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