Despite popular belief, sharing a locker room doesn't always lead to lasting friendships. It's true even in professional sports like football, hockey, and basketball, where athletes are on the same team and share a common goal of winning. Look no further than the Richie Incognito bullying scandal a few years back with the Miami Dolphins. Teammates aren't always going to get along.
Now take that logic and apply it to the WWE locker room. Sure, the wrestlers are all teammates in theory, hoping each week to put out a quality product for the fans to enjoy, but they're also competing with each other for standing in the company, championship opportunities, and larger paychecks. Add in the fact that they have to inflict pain upon each other as part of their job and you have a dangerous combination that doesn't always help with the development of friendships. Wrestling is entertainment; it's business, but it's also politics. You're not going to love everyone, but as you'll see in this list, there's more than a few competitors who seem to enjoy being involved in real-life feuds and won't ever let them go. And if you're an avid wrestling fan, you probably already know the handful of guys we're talking about.
12 Triple H/Goldberg
Don't be fooled by the fact that Goldberg is now wrestling two minutes a month for the WWE. He still hates The Game. The two might be cordial when necessary, but, in essence, Hunter is Goldberg's boss and find me a man who doesn't hate their boss and we'll call you a liar.
11 Mr. Kennedy/Randy Orton
Mr. Kennedy was an intriguing and entertaining figure during his time in the WWE, but his main event push came to a sudden halt despite the fact he was a Money in the Bank winner who seemed poised for a World Championship run. Not only did he not get the push many expected he would, he was suddenly released from the WWE, later resurfacing as Ken Anderson with TNA.
10 Alberto Del Rio/Sin Cara
Sin Cara and Alberto Del Rio go way back. And so does their hatred for each other. They occasionally wrestled together as a tag team in Mexico and have always had good in-ring chemistry, but that wasn't the case during a WWE match in which Del Rio says he stiffed Sin Cara and proceeded to lay a beating into him in the ring after Sin Cara asked the referee to stop the match because he suffered a broken finger. According to Del Rio, the match in question happened two weeks before Sin Cara left the company.
9 Triple H/CM Punk
The WWE is an ego-driven industry which can often cause jealousy and hatred between individual wrestlers. That's even more of the case when you put together two over-inflated egos who seem to have come into conflict with over half of the roster - Triple H and CM Punk. After leaving the WWE in 2014, Punk discussed at length his issues with Triple H on Colt Cobana's Art of Wrestling podcast.
We have to take every beef involving New Jack with a grain of salt, given the former ECW wrestler has heat with half of the people he used to work with, but his comments about Taz are both hilarious and accurate. Speaking that he wouldn't work with Taz because he didn't want to put him over - and knew he would have to - New Jack commented: "I knew Taz before he turned orange. When Taz was a fat little white boy working for Johnny Rodz, and he said Taz quit every week for two months."
8 Ashley Massaro/Tammy Lynn Sytch
It hasn't exactly been a memorable past few years for WWE Hall of Famer Tammy Lynn Sytch, better known as Sunny. Already on probation, she was arrested again in September of 2016 for not showing up to her court-ordered drug test. Anyone who had been following her personal life prior to the arrest wouldn't have been surprised. She had been performing Skype shows for fans to make a quick buck, a fact which had been known by some, but exposed publicly by former WWE diva Ashley Massaro.
7 CM Punk/Ryback
What would we have to talk about if it wasn't for podcasts; more specifically if CM Punk didn't appear on them? During an episode of Colt Cabana's Art of Wrestling podcast, Punk expressed his hatred for working with Ryback, whom he claimed injured him multiple times. Ryback is a jacked-up superstar in the mold preferred by Triple H, so draw your own conclusions, but Punk apparently felt so strongly about working with Ryback that he said his matches with him took 20 years off his life.
6 Dana Brooke/Lana
Dana Brooke has a bone to pick with Total Divas as well as one of its castmates, Lana. During an episode of the show, Lana cried on the shoulder of Natalya, claiming Brooke had stole a move that she had been developing in training. The Total Divas Twitter account later tweeted out a gif of the move with the tagline "Dana Brooke steals my move." It was all in the spirit of promoting the show, sure, but Brooke didn't seem too pleased about the way everything went down.
5 CM Punk/Jeff Hardy
CM Punk has rubbed many wrestlers the wrong way throughout his career for his ego and backstage politicking, but it's his straight edge lifestyle that doesn't sit right with Jeff Hardy. Following Hardy's departure from the WWE, CM Punk cut a brilliant promo in which he impersonated the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion and all his in-ring mannerisms, while also referencing his drug use and "excessive" lifestyle.
4 Paul London/Matt Hardy
Jeff Hardy isn't the only Hardy Boy to be involved in some real-life heat. In fact, we're only getting started when we reference Matt Hardy's war of words with former WWE wrestler Paul London. Like with Hardy's other major conflict, this one came down to a woman, reportedly Ashley Massaro. After Hardy's relationship with Ashley ended, she began dating London, and, according to London, Hardy wasn't too thrilled with the relationship.
3 Scott Steiner/Hulk Hogan
"I'm going to kill you" is generally a great meaningless threat prior to a fight between two parties who have no desire to actually kill each other. It's not something you say about a man to his wife. That's how much Scott Steiner hates Hulk Hogan, as he allegedly grabbed The Hulkster's wife at an airport in 2015 and told her he was going to kill her husband when he lands.
2 Ken Shamrock/Triple H
Ken Shamrock has incredible respect for the WWE, even more so than the UFC. In fact, the former star of both companies has said on several occasions that Vince McMahon is much easier to work for than Dana White, who he noted was incapable of handling UFC fighters. That's not too surprising to hear, given that Shamrock was given a rapid push to main event status upon joining the WWE during the Attitude Era.
1 Bret Hart/Hulk Hogan
Scott Steiner wasn't the only former wrestler to gloat when Hulk Hogan found himself in hot water over some racist language caught on a sex tape. The Excellence of Execution stated he was glad Hogan got caught and added that he hoped the WWE would remove him from the Hall of Fame and sever all ties.
Val Venis is a straight shooter who, since leaving the WWE, hasn't been weary of offending anyone or making enemies. In 2011, he spoke his mind following John Morrison and Melina's cold-shoulder treatment to Trish Stratus at WrestleMania.
Bubba Ray Dudley has been a target of many who claim he's stiff. Renee Dupree has spoken at length about the multiple concussions he received from Bubba, although he hasn't been as critical of the former studdering Dudley Boy as Randy Orton. The Legend Killer sparked a legend of his own when he called Bubba "the most out of shape, fat, non-work-ethic-having person" he knew.
Orton might not have been eloquent in his criticism of Bubba, but it's hilarious, if not over-the-top exaggeration. He also blamed him for breaking his foot during a match, claiming he only thought of himself while wrestling. Sure, Orton is a jerk, but you can always count on him to bring the heat, and you can bet there's no chance he plans on patching things up with Brother Ray.
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