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Top 16 Wrestlers You Want To Avoid Outside The Ring

The relationship between professional wrestlers and wrestling fans is always an interesting dynamic. Fans are the ones that buy tickets, shows or merchandise that puts money into the industry that pays all of the performers and employees in the business. That is usually understood and appreciated unless a fan plays that card to a wrestler in an ungrateful manner. Meanwhile, wrestlers put their bodies on the line every single time risking injury with each move but that doesn’t ever give them the right to be jerks to the paying customer. Every interaction should be judged on a specific basis but enough stories can create perception and perception is reality.

The old school thought process of the wrestler has led to many negative meeting with fans. Wrestlers used to be brought up with the belief that fans are to never be treated as equals outside of the ring and heels were especially supposed to be overly rude to anyone approaching then. This caused various talents to treat fans poorly and have a horrible reputation. On the other side, there have been fans that cross the line. Wrestling fans can’t get overly friendly or entitled when a wrestler is taking time to greet them.

The most aggressive form of going too far as a fan is camping out at hotels or airports to meet a wrestler. The last thing a talent wants to do after long days of travelling and putting their body through pain is signing dozens of 8x10s when just trying to get to sleep. Kevin Owens and Sasha Banks have been two perfect examples of that referencing that sect of fans. Both have positive reputations and are very friendly in the normal circumstances, but will rebel against fans at airports or hotels. Most of the wrestlers with bad reputations aren’t under the same prism and will be flat out mean to fans trying to meet them in any situation away from the business. We’ll look at those names today as we break down the top fifteen wrestlers you probably don’t want to approach outside the ring.

16 Batista

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15 CM Punk

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14 Konnan

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13 Raven

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12 Jake Roberts

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11 Austin Aries

10 Ric Flair

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9 Bubba Ray Dudley

8 Shawn Michaels

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7 Chris Jericho

6 Hulk Hogan

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5 New Jack

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4 Brock Lesnar

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3 Scott Steiner

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2 Randy Orton

1 Virgil

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Virgil is the wrestler you most want to avoid for various reasons. Most of all, he’s a jerk and has never respected fans as anything more than paper. Virgil is often the one that approaches fans and tries to bully them into overpaying for his merchandise items. There have been stories of Virgil telling a fan to take a photograph with him as a nice moment with a former wrestler but will later demand a large amount of money and try to intimidate the fan into paying for it. Virgil is rude and disrespectful to fans but the biggest issue is he will try to take advantage of anyone that interacts with him.

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