Sports, whether scripted or not, should be about fair treatment and respect. The latter is considered to be an unwritten code in the world of professional wrestling. Today’s generation of pro wrestlers has some of the nicest people on the planet despite the fact that the grueling environment they work in puts a great toll on their mind and body. Having said that, there are instances where wrestlers lose their cool or behave with no regard for their coworkers or their workplace.
Bill DeMott started his career during the late eighties. DeMott worked for major promotions including WCW, where he was part of Kevin Sullivan’s Dungeon of Doom, and WWE during the nineties and 2000s. DeMott ventured into the indies after parting ways with WWE in 2007.
Bill DeMott gained valuable experience as a pro wrestler that allowed him to impart his teachings to the younger generation. He returned to WWE in 2011 and replaced Tom Prichard as the head trainer of FCW and later NXT. However, his stint ended after he was accused of workplace harassment and bullying.
JBL made a name for himself during the Attitude Era. Bradshaw started in the notorious Brawl For All but ended up becoming a permanent part of the main roster. He stocks grew after he became the WWE Champion for a full-fledged year.
JBL, like many wrestlers of his generation, was a ruthless bully and rarely missed an opportunity to belittle his coworkers and opponents. From commentator Mauro Ranallo to writer Jensen Karp, these people didn’t have kind words for the Wrestling God.
Charlotte Flair is one of the most decorated performers of this generation and there’s no arguing that. The Queen is widely considered to be one of the best female athletes in the WWE. Her resume speaks for itself. Charlotte also has a reputation for being tough to work with.
This came to light during her feud with longtime frenemy Becky Lynch in October 2021. Things were said to reach a boiling point during their title exchange segment on SmackDown after Charlotte refused to follow the script.
Brock Lesnar is one of the most popular superstars on the WWE roster today. Lesnar made a huge impact when he debuted in 2002. His popularity soared after he became the UFC Heavyweight Champion. Lesnar is also known for being stiff towards his coworkers.
The Beast reportedly refused to work against Jinder Mahal at Survivor Series 2017. He also threw his title at Vince McMahon after his match at WrestleMania 34. Most recently, Lesnar walked out of the arena after hearing the news of Vince McMahon’s retirement.
Tessa Blanchard was the first-ever women to win Impact World Championship after she beat Sami Callihan back in 2020. Controversy exploded surrounding Blanchard around that time, and it only got worse from there.
Tessa Blanchard was previously deemed to be “nuclear” after numerous stories of backstage abuse. She started working in WOW Women of Wrestling, but even there, she had a huge fallout. She even butted heads with AJ Lee before WOW fired her.