10 Mistakes That Cost WWE Stars Their Careers

Mistico's refusal to adapt to WWE's system led to his eventual replacement as Sin Cara...

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If there's one thing Vince McMahon has shown over the years, it's that the boss is not one to be messed with. Titus O'Neil found that out to his detriment, pushing McMahon in the back during an otherwise-serious segment on Raw and landing himself a lengthy suspension for his troubles.

At least Titus was able to keep his job, he'll be back on the road sooner rather than later. Not everybody who has 'crossed the boss' can claim to be as fortunate. Sometimes, wrestlers defy McMahon's orders, irk one of his top stars, or outright physically assault him. 

These wrestlers are swiftly dealt with, sometimes even shunted from the roster and  never welcomed back. Mistakes can cost careers, let's look at some of the most notable...

10. The Ultimate Warrior Repeatedly Argues Over Money

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It was poignant that The Ultimate Warrior briefly reunited with WWE in 2014 before sadly passing away. His WWE Hall Of Fame induction and subsequent appearance on Monday Night Raw followed years of estrangement from the promotion for Warrior.

In both 1991 and 1996, the star was repeatedly at loggerheads with Vince McMahon regarding money. The first problems arose when Warrior reportedly began making demands over pay, also asking for higher percentages from his merchandise sales

Following SummerSlam 1991, the company suspended Warrior, but the wrestler shot back that he wanted to terminate his contract instead.

A brief return in 1992 didn't pan out, either, and the same could be said for Warrior's grand comeback in 1996. Whilst McMahon felt the performer's excuse to miss shows due to family reasons (the death of his father) was thinly veiled, Warrior said that he had found out the WWF were selling his merchandise without giving him a cut of the profits. 

By continually strong-arming the WWF when it came to money, Warrior cost himself years of time on top as a headline performer. It wasn't as though he wrestled extensively elsewhere, aside from a short, ill-fated period in WCW.


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