Wrestler's Court is a type of "kangaroo" court that was brought into the WWE by Zeb Colter as a way for two guys to settle any beefs that they may have with each other before things come to blows or get out of hand. It's meant as a fun way for all the guys to get together and decide what's right and what's wrong, and they really went all the way with it too. There was a judge that was usually The Undertaker although Triple H and a few others would sub in if he wasn't available, a prosecution that generally was JBL although there are quite a few others who filled the role, and a defense that was played by anyone brave enough.
While we all like to think we know everything there is about professional wrestling, things like Wrestler's Court remind us that there's an infinite amount of things that go on behind the curtain that we know nothing about. There are checks and balances, there are tiers that people need to adhere to, there are unwritten rules and regulations that every single person who finds themselves backstage needs to get in line with. There are a million different things that went into making the WWE what it is today that most fans have never heard of, with Wrestler's Court being a prime example.
It's a fascinating look into the backstage situation that permeates throughout the WWE, although the practice has certainly fallen out of favor recently. Wrestler's Court served as a great way to keep people in check and keep everyone in line, especially when you have someone like The Undertaker looking over all the proceedings. Whether it's someone acting bigger than their britches, a wrestler taking liberties with his fame, or something as simple as someone taking the term "diva" a bit too literally. sooner or later almost everyone has their day in court.
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1 Goldberg Tries To Get Tough
Goldberg and Chris Jericho's bad blood goes all the way back to their WCW days when Jericho was trying to work an angle against the biggest star in WCW, but Goldberg would only do so if he came out and demolished Jericho in a matter of minutes. Chris would decline that offer before moving onto the WWE and becoming one of the biggest stars the promotion had to offer. After Goldberg followed suit, their rivalry continued with some physical violence thrown in for good measure. While Jericho was out working a match, Goldberg was standing backstage talking trash about Y2J to Kevin Nash which is something Jericho did not take very kindly too. Once he got backstage, the two got into fisticuffs with Jericho taking Goldberg down with a front facelock and holding him down for a few minutes. It was Goldberg, however, that took Jericho to court but Bill didn't get the verdict he was hoping for. Judge Triple H ruled that Goldberg had no respect and not only had to apologize to Jericho, but had to admit to everyone in attendance that Chris Jericho was a better wrestler than he was. Ouch.
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