Wrestling has always defined its own boundaries and laws - it
has to. In truth nothing else combines scripted content with real life action
to create this kind masterful madness. However because it is made from these
two, seemingly immiscible parts, there have always been cases of backstage
matters interfering with the final product. A lot of times, it’s for the very
worst and we are forced to witness some truly horrendous things that should
have never been greenlit.
Throughout the years, we have seen countless cases of big
stars and company officials using their influence to negatively impact others.
Whether it’s burying a rival who could be a threat to your spotlight or
refusing to comply with certain creative decisions or even clashes over love
interests and adultery, the world of wrestling has never run out of sources of
beef between competitors.
While a lot of these have had little to no long term
consequences, others would shatter ties and change the very landscape for years
and years to come. There’s never a bad time for some retrospective analysis.
With that in mind, these are the seven worst instances in the world of
wrestling where backstage politics got way out of hand.
After battling Galactus and pinning Hulk Hogan in the main event of Wrestlemania, I've taken a break from living in fantasy worlds, to focus on writing about them. I'm a comic book geek, a wrestling mark, a break dancer, and a scientist. One of those things may not be true.