Not everyone gets along with all of their co-workers, do they? WWE wrestlers are no different. Sometimes, they end up ruffling someone or the other’s feathers, intentionally or unintentionally and end up engaging in real life fights and serious altercations.
It’s not surprising that these events are not uncommon given how each superstar tries his best to outdo the other. Even though the sport is scripted, your rise in it depends on fan support (and Vince McMahon’s approval). Ego clashes have led to quite a few real-life feuds in the business, and here are five such instances:
#5 John Cena and Kenn Doane
There are a lot of people that don’t like John Cena for his knack of apparently burying talent. This is not something that Cena is currently doing, having taken a step back from WWE and wrestling only to elevate other Superstars, but back in the day, Kenn Doane (Kenny from the Spirit Squad) actually had other reasons for hating the man who was the face of WWE for more than one-and-a-half decades.
Kenn Doane was engaged to Mickie James in 2007, but their relationship ended after he found that she was having an affair with John Cena. Needless to say, Kenn was livid and confronted the latter about it.
Later, Kenny was shifted to SmackDown and began to be phased out of TV programming.
As for Mickie, she too found herself out of a job after John Cena went on to marry Elizabeth Huberdeau, his high school sweetheart, in 2009.
Hustle, Loyalty and Respect much? However, Kenny returned to SmackDown in 2016 for a brief stint as part of the Spirit Squad.
#4 Matt Hardy and Paul London
Now, this was one serious feud that saw shots being fired from both sides.
Matt Hardy and Paul London's hatred for each other began when Ashley Massano started dating Paul London almost immediately after her relationship with Matt Hardy ended. There has been no love lost between the two since then, and they have taken to interviews and social media to vent out their anger at each other.
In an interview with False Count Radio, Paul London had talked about Hardy and said that he was wrestling Hardy trying to get away with as much as he could, without actually killing him.
“I think he's a piece of s---. And I was trying to go into that (match) with as much of a professional mindset as possible without trying to murder this person. I think he's a coward.”
Hardy on his part remarked that London had made his name in the WWE after wrestling against him, and that his attempts to overshadow him were futile. He also went on to say that he could make or break careers if he wanted.