No matter what anyone says, the fight was and always will be hard work. It’s not just about the wrestling, which often goes easily for many guys, but many other aspects of it. In today’s world, being talented doesn’t mean much unless you have charisma, the ability to persuade the crowd, good promo skills, and even a good appearance because the bar is so high to. WWE.
As in any other work environment, wrestlers also disagree with management. Sometimes the company and this superstar disagree and one of them ends up getting it. But there were a lot of wrestlers who didn’t back down and made ridiculous demands. Some of them were over the top but sometimes they were so weird that no one even thought about it.
Bret Hart wants to retain WWE title in final match
The Montreal Screwjob was a very difficult situation for Vince McMahon and Bret Hart. McMahon wanted Hart to drop the belt in Canada in his last WWE match, but Bret wanted to win in his home country against Shawn Michaels. The Hitman offered to give up the belt after keeping it, but Vince disagreed.
But Bret continued to reject the original plan and while most people blame WWE here, it can also be argued that Hart should have swallowed his pride that the Canadian star was also very unprofessional. Because at the end of the day, it was Vince’s business and he was paying Hart to do what he wanted him to do. In the end, McMahon ended up lying to Hart saying it would be a double disqualification and during Survivor Series, he stripped him of the title belt.
Hulk Hogan’s refusal to give Shawn Michaels a win
Hulk Hogan was one of the most popular wrestlers of all time and because of that, most promoters had to agree with him, even at times when they didn’t want to. Hogan refused to put up many great wrestlers over the years and a lot of people hated him for it.
One such case was when WWE wanted him to lose to Shawn Michaels in 2005, but Hogan again refused to let Michaels win over him. So The Heart Break Kid ended up overselling every move during their Slam summer about to make the Hulk victory pointless. But that wasn’t the only time The Hulkster had refused to cooperate with management.
The ultimate warrior threatened with no-show SummerSlam 1991
WWE Hall of Famer The Ultimate Warrior was one of the stars who had issues with WWE. Just a few weeks before her Slam summer match in 1991, where he teamed up with Hulk Hogan and defeated The Iron Sheik, General Adnan and Sgt. Slaughter, Warrior demanded extra pay to perform at the show.
He had threatened WWE that if the company didn’t respond to his demands, he wouldn’t show the event. Warrior ended up struggling at the show but as soon as he stepped through the curtain, Vince McMahon happily fired him. He would make two returns to the company as an in-ring contender, which didn’t go well. In 2014, however, he will enter the WWE Hall Of Fame after reconciling with the company.
Neville demanded to win against Enzo Amore
Enzo Amore quickly became a very popular act on the main roster. The company decided to give him the Cruiserweight Championship, but then champion Neville refused to drop the belt to Amore.
It was really unprofessional to deny him a job and Neville even ended up not showing the event where the title change was supposed to happen. His frustrations with WWE also led to his release from society.
Goldust almost had implants
At one point, Goldust almost had breast implants in real life. He demanded that Vince agree to pay the cost to go under the knife. While wrestling fans have seen Vince come to terms with some of the craziest ideas of all time, luckily he disagreed here.
But Goldust continued to demand that in order to end his gadget he should have this breast implant operation and only gave it up when McMahon disagreed for a long time. No one knows what would have happened if Vince had decided to go for this crazy idea.
Kurt Angle negotiates deal with WWE
When Kurt Angle was offered a WWE development contract, he spoke to Vince and shared his thoughts with him. Angle demanded that if he fought for the company, he would win every game and never lose to anyone.
The 1996 Olympic gold medalist claimed he had never heard of the deal from Vince. Although he still ended up signing with WWE sometime later and finally learned how the world of professional wrestling works.
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