Wrestlers perform in front of big crowds and take on larger than life characters. Some let the adoration of fans go to their heads and become egotistical jerks in real life. There are stories of wrestlers being rude and hostile to their peers, others refusing to follow orders in the ring, while others are nasty to those below them on the career ladder.
Then there are the wrestlers who take out their frustrations on fans. They may smile for the camera at an official signing, but completely blank a fan looking for a photo on the street. Some of these wrestlers believe they are above the law, and their rap sheets include charges from traffic violations to assault and drug charges. Here are some of the wrestlers who are real life jerks.
Billy Gunn was fired from the WWE in November 2015 after failing a drugs test.
In 2010, recordings of abusive phone calls to his mistress were leaked to the press.
His wife got involved with a text wishing his mistress would ‘die in a car crash’.
Kevin Nash was arrested after he got into a fight with his 18-year-old son on Christmas Eve ’14.
Tristen said his father pushed him to the floor and lay across his chest.
Nash claims he was trying to protect himself and his wife after his son came home drunk.
Michael Gregory “The Miz” Mizanin rose to the top of WWE.
Alongside his wrestling career, he has appeared in several reality TV shows.
He takes on the character of arrogant reality TV star in the WWE.
Melina’s diva act in WWE was reportedly similar to her real-life persona.
She has had run-ins with stars like Tiffany, Candice Michelle and Brooke Adams.
Adams once said that Melina was a ‘rude, fake b**** to everyone’.
Along with Kevin Nash and Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall made up New World Order.
WWE spent more on rehab for Hall than any other wrestler, according to brand manager Stephanie McMahon.
Hall’s arrests include a charge for choking his girlfriend.
Triple H has acquired a lot of haters during his 20-year career in the WWE.
His rise to power and new role as Executive VP have caused many to speak out against him.