Originally Posted by THE_CRIPPLER
Are you kidding? Being forced to act like a bumbling fool in a mask is a big push? I'm not buying it. He had just come off of a successful run as tag champs and the idea was, clearly, originally conceived as an FU to Owen. Owen may have had a little fun with it, but it was more a case of making the best of a bad situation, rather than him being excited at the potential of the gimmick.
Anyway. Here's a few more to chew on guys.
Eddie Guerrerro was initially upset with the way he and Chavito were portrayed in the "lie, cheat and steal" vignettes. He soon changed his tune once he realised how over they were.
As upset as he was at the Vignettes, it was nothing compared as to how he felt after a tag match on SD against Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas. Having injured his arm somehow, Eddie asked Charlie to go easy on him, but Haas, for some reason decided to still work Eddies arm in a fashion that Eddie thought was unnessissary, and he let him know about it backstage. A massive shouting match ensued, but things never got physical.
Eddie did get physical with Kurt Angle though! After a botched angle on SD, due to an Eddie timing error, an irate Kurt berated Eddie backstage. Having a short temper Eddie lost it and lunged at Kurt, who had to hold him in a front facelock until they were broken up.
Jake Roberts may have been the most famous guy to bring a snake to the ring, but he wasn't the first. I believe The Sheik (Sabus uncle) is credited as being the first to use that gimmick, and was bringing cobras to the ring back in the early sixties! Kevin Sullivan also used the snake gimmick before Jake.
Psicosis spent time in prison for stealing his friends car, the story goes; One day, for whatever reason, Psicosis smashed his "friend" in the face and sped off in his car! The police eventually caught up with him and tried to pull him over, which prompted, the apparently psychotic for real, Psicosis to put the pedal to the metal and a wild chase ensued. After finally being stopped he then tried to resist arrest and attacked Tijuana's finest before finally being handcuffed, arrested and thrown in, probably, one of the nastiest jails on the planet!
Before they were married, Trish Stratus and her husband were together for fourteen years!
While they were dating, ECW cult icon The Blue Meanie and the gangbang queen Jasmine St Claire formed the ECW wannabe, but still kinda entertaining 3PW. After their relationship turned sour and they split, Jasmine as the backer and owner was left with the ring, the banners, the tape library and the rights to the name. She tried to sell the lot for $180,000!! You'll note I said tried, I believe it's still waiting to be sold!
Speaking of Meanie. At WWECW One Night Stand 2005 JBL viciously attacked him during the crazy show ending brawl between the ECW guys and the WWE heels. Laying in some real and brutal shots, Bradshaw left the former Bluedust's face a right mess!
JBL, who had been drinking all day, was pissed off with Meanie for talking shit about him on the Internet saying he was (wait for it) a bully ~gasp~
The Blue One was considering suing but instead opted to take a televised victory over JBL on SD to make up for it.... Lol
During his time as WWF Undisputed champion, many fans were aghast at the treatment the new champ was recieving at the hands of Stephanie. Jericho being forced to walk Stephanie's dog and get her coffee was blasphemous in the eyes of Jerichoholics around the world. How dare they treat him like that!... The thing is, most of those things were Jericho's idea's!
Same goes for when fans were upset at the way Jericho left the WWE back in 2005. After losing that loser gets fired match to Cena, Y2J was dragged off crying like a little girl! Many fans thought he was forced to behave that way, but it was all Chris.
Sometime after his time in WWF Rikishi spent time in prison for non payment of taxes (or something like that)
While he was the booker (and part owner) of, former WWE breeding farm, OVW, Jim Cornette was Susspended by John Laurinaitas for screaming at the Dudleys for putting Jillian Hall through a table in an unplanned spot. He also shouted at Kevin Thorne for wrestling in a cap, haha! Anyone who's seen anything Cornette related knows that shit wouldn't sit well with him, like, at all! He was finally fired after "Slapping the piss" out of Santino Marella for laughing at the (ridiculous looking) Boogeyman, when he should have been pretending to be scared!
Sources close to Marella have said he didn't retaliate out of respect, but the fact remains he was slapped in the face somewhere between 3-6 (depends who's telling the story) times.
Cornette was actually still part owner of OVW when he was fired as booker and barred from all of it's events.
Known tough guy Kevin Nash once unleashed a few potatoes on Mabel, after Nash felt he was being a bit too stiff with him in a match in Canada. Nash also had to shoot a little bit on Jean Pierre Laffite in a match in, once again, Canada. Catching what can only be described as "Hitman-Fever" Laffite was upset about jobbing in his home country, and decided to be difficult with Nash. Until, that is, Nash gave him a few legit punches and let him know you don't mess with Diesel!