Over the years, a lot of former WWE Superstars have spoken about how important it is to be liked backstage and certain protocols that WWE Superstars are always expected to follow.
There has been some unrest backstage in WWE recently and a number of Superstars have heat backstage right now while others are still universally popular among their peers.
#3 Backstage heat: Lio Rush
Lio Rush is in the doghouse right now with both management and a number of Superstars backstage. It was recently reported that Rush has massive heat backstage for a number of issues, from being unhappy with having to do certain things backstage rookies on the main roster are expected to do, to inviting people backstage at a television taping.
Rush recently came out and gave an interview not sanctioned by WWE and that won't help. It has also been reported that Rush has also angered several veterans who tried to offer him advice.
WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry recently blew off on Rush during an interview on Busted Open Radio:
“The reason that I’m angry is because I pull him aside and told him ‘Hey man I’m hearing stuff in the locker room, what’s up?’ (Rush’s voice) ‘Oh no, there’s nothing wrong.’ That’s a blatant lie to my face! I was trying to help him. I was trying to let him know that if you have a question to ask, now is the time because you’re very likely not going to run into anyone that knows the system like I know the system. And he didn’t do that. He lied to my face."
#3 Loved backstage: The New Day
Big E, Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston are three of the most popular Superstars in the locker room. The easy going trio love to have fun and it's easy to see why everyone backstage was behind Kofi Kingston as he chased the WWE Championship in the run up to WrestleMania 35.
The New Day's popularity is also pretty evident from what we've seen on Xavier Woods' YouTube show UpUpDownDown.