The world of professional wrestling has long been known to be very secretive about what goes on outside of the ring. Things were very tight and strict back in the day but they have relaxed somewhat over the years. But that doesn’t mean that the companies want to see their superstars plastered all over the internet looking not so professional.
The WWE has very strict rules about conduct outside of the ring for its athletes. They can’t stop the heavy partying that goes on but they heavily frown on photos being snapped of the action. Nobody wants the face of their company to be photographed while getting a lap dance and using a sink as a toilet. It hurts business and sponsors certainly are never happy when those types of pictures come out.
Another thing the company never wants the public to see is athletes who are involved in a feud in the ring, hanging out together during off hours. When “arch enemies” are seen drinking together at a bar or party it destroys the credibility of the storyline that is taking place inside of the squared circle.
Today you will see a bunch of pictures that had to have the WWE spinning it’s head when they came out.
#1. Daniel Bryan with Brie Bella.
Brie cheated on Sheamus with Bryan but they got married so it turns out ok. But that doesn’t mean the WWE wanted the public to see them together when this was taken.
#2. Kelly Kelly not at her best.
Here is an action shot of Kelly Kelly peeing in a sink. She’s obviously proud of her decision. Classy.
#3. Drew and Sheamus with the unofficial briefcase.
Drinking is obviously part of the lifestyle outside of the ring. Here Sheamus and Drew are making fun of one of WWE’s signature events.
#4. Charlotte, Strowman, and Rawley on a typical night out.
Rawley was a tough guy in the ring but he certainly doesn’t look very intimidating here.
#5. The Hardy Boyz getting …
Jeff and Matt Hardy had a bad reputation for heavy partying while on the road. Here is another typical night for them.
#6. CM Punk in training.
CM Punk left the WWE and trashed the company bad when he returned to MMA action. WWE doesn’t want you to see anything that has him in it, let alone him partying while he was with them.
#7. Layla El letting loose.
Layla El shows that she can have fun with the best of them. It’s not a bad photo but it’s not something the company wants the public to see.
#8. Chris Jericho and Kelly Kelly together?
These two were involved in a heated rivalry in the ring so the company certainly didn’t want the public to see them hanging out together. It ruins story lines.
#9. Hulk Hogan spiking the cake?
Hulk Hogan has done his share of questionable acts outside of the ring. What is he about to do to this cake? The WWE has cut all ties with Hogan and they don’t want to be associated with him in any way.
#10. Paige isn’t known as the “Wild Child” without reason.
Paige is the typical young athlete that has come into quite a bit of money and lets loose hard. When she’s not in the ring she likes to spend a lot of that money partying. WWE certainly can’t be happy with all of the photos of her that keep popping up online.
#11. Ric Flair likes the 12 oz. curls.
Ric Flair is one of the icons of professional wrestling. It’s not a secret that he likes to drink a lot and the WWE gets upset every time that someone snaps a photo of him enjoying his favorite pass time.
#12. That isn’t Nikki!
Here is john Cena before he got together with Nikki Bella. The WWE would prefer to act like Cena didn’t have a life before Bella.
#13. Chris Jericho and friends.
Chris Jericho has referred to his “friends in the back of the bus” many times over his career. Is this what he is referring to?
#14. John Cena with Elizabeth Huberdeau.
One thing the WWE absolutely hates is when a photo of one of their stars comes out and it portrays them in a not so family friendly atmosphere. They had to be irate when this picture of Cena and Elizabeth Huberdeau came out. They certainly look like they are having a good time. Wonder where Nikki was?
#15. Jack Swagger the All American?
The Real American Jack Swagger looks to be enjoying a piece of Americana!
#16. Jeff Candice obviously in a club a bit wasted.
Candice was no stranger to the party scene and it’s obvious in this pic that it was a long night.
#17. Is that Nikki’s arm around Dolph Ziggler?
Nikki Bella dated Dolph Ziggler before she hooked up with John Cena. Ziggler made a play to get her back and Cena didn’t seem to be very upset. Seeing this might change his mind though.
#18. Who is in that suit with Nikki Bella?
John Cena donned this Halloween costume of Jabba the Hutt back in 2013. The company doesn’t ever want it’s superstars photographed in anything but serious attire.
#19. The Miz, Zack Ryder and Dolph Ziggler having a good time.
It looks like this black tie affair got a little wild.
#20. The Real American Jack Swagger cheering on the boozing.
A typical night on the road of professional wrestlers involves a lot of drinking. Here you can see Jack Swagger cheering on a fellow party goer.