Wrestling has changed in today’s world, becoming much more like a business and much less like a freak show. Back in wrestling’s prime, during the 90’s and into the 2000’s, the circus life atmosphere in the wrestling business lead to problems, not only on the show, but in real life as well. Here are 12 cases where the story went on outside the ropes…
Rene Dupree Hates On Paul Heyman
Dupree claims that Paul would plant seeds in the crowd, particularly in one situation to put over CM Punk. Dupree also claims that in Heyman’s OVW days, Paul would put aside the crowd and tell them who to cheer for and who to boo, also telling the crowd who to especially go crazy for. Paul would also open the doors late on Tuesday nights, when WWE agents were coming to the show. He would do so in order to show the agents what a turnout his shows were.
Tommy Dreamer Hates On Paul Heyman
Dreamer let his voice be heard, claiming he wanted to “kill” Paul when he found out Heyman was working with Vince McMahon during the late ECW days. Dreamer was displeased that ECW closed its doors, despite really not having to. According to Dreamer. What furthered his anger was a particular situation in which WCW requested an ECW invasion, in order to boost its dying ratings.
Perry Saturn Hates On Goldberg
Perry Saturn was very critical when speaking about Goldberg’s success. He claimed that Bill could not work a match longer than 10 minutes, and also adding that Goldberg did not put enough time on his in-ring skills. Perry recalls a match they had at Spring Stampede, which lasted 12 minutes and after the match, Goldberg rushed to the back and needed oxygen.
Paul London Hates On Triple H
Former WWE wrestler, Paul London, spoke out saying he would never go back to the WWE as long as Triple H was in charge. London claims Hunter was envious of many superstars, particularly Rob Van Dam and all of the attention Rob would get from other wrestlers backstage.
DDP Hates On Randy Orton
Orton did several interviews, claiming that despite DDP having a similar finisher, Orton claimed that he put his own spin on the move. This confused DDP, knowing that they spoke on the phone about Orton using the finisher, and DDP would later meet up with Randy at Summerslam, and confront Orton about the situation.
Rob Van Dam Hates On Vince McMahon
Van Dam recalls that the WWE had scheduled a 10 day break during Christmas. He was ecstatic about finally getting some time to rest. Just before the break, Vince held a meeting, telling the superstars they would be going to Iraq during Christmas to put on a show for the troops. Van Dam raised his hand and simply said “no thank you.” Vince pushed so hard that Van Dam became to the point that he wanted to “fight” McMahon.
X-Pac Hates On Sable
X-Pac reveals his dislike for Sable, stating that she was one of the most unpopular superstars backstage in wrestling history. This was due to the fact that Sable took credit as being the reason RAW would get such high ratings. During her final show in Wembley Stadium, the wrestler decided to leave her with a parting gift and urinated in Sables bag.
Bret Hart Hates On Eric Bischoff
The two have exchanged jabs in the past. Bret has openly criticized Bischoff, calling him one of the biggest “idiots” in wrestling history. Bret claims he wanted to help make a difference for the company, but Eric was too “stupid” to realize it and kept putting over the same people every night. Bischoff did jab back at Bret, claiming Bret was never into WCW and had no motivation to make a difference.
Scott Steiner Hates On A Trio
Steiner has his personal opinion about Ric Flair, Triple H and Shawn Michaels and it is that they are the biggest *bleeps* in wrestling history. Steiner claims that the three wrestlers back-stab and work against others behind closed doors. He really hates on Ric Flair by claiming that Flair is a “little girl” who cries all the time.
Jeff Hardy Hates On CM Punk
Jeff decided to put up a YouTube video in which he crazily bashes CM Punk. In the video, Hardy criticizes CM Punk for being “strait edge” and calls him a nerd for using this mentality. Hardy claims he made CM Punk what he is, and should be much more thankful.
Chris Jericho Hates On Goldberg
The heat began when Goldberg said he had no interest in working with Jericho back in WCW. Jericho finally forced himself into an angle with Goldberg that would end up with Chris being squashed in 30 seconds. Jericho was fed up with the same problems recurring years after, so he confronted Goldberg who began to yell and proceeded to put his hands on Jericho’s neck. The ensuing brawl ended with Jericho putting Goldberg in a front headlock. Ding Ding?
Ric Flair And Bret Hart Hate On Each Other
The two former legends have been very critical of each other’s work in the past. When Bret was alone, Flair claims he was a terrible draw as champion. Ric also goes on to discuss how much Bret bombed in WCW. Bret claims Flair’s wrestling abilities were outdated and that his mindset was stuck in the 70’s, as opposed to the new school of wrestling. Old School hate at its New School best!