6 insane tales from WWEs wrestlers court – backstage fights and boozy gifts

Any wrestling fan will have heard about the catalogue of backstage incidents between the wrestlers.

Sometimes what goes on behind the camera can be far more interesting than what happens in the ring.

But what you might not know is that these fallouts are settled in a unique way – wrestlers' court.

The idea was thought up by Dutch Mantel, aka Zeb Colter, as a way for wrestlers to settle their differences and let off steam.

Wrestlers' court acted independent of WWE management and was usually headed by the most respected man in the locker room – The Undertaker.

However, the concept didn't always sound entirely fair with wrestlers often taking the opportunity to force others to buy them beer or make women break down in tears.

Below are some of the most ludicrous tales of wrestlers' court.

The Miz gets banned from the locker room

The Miz is now one of the most respected and decorated wrestlers in all of WWE.

But it certainly wasn't plain sailing in the beginning for the A-lister.

Unlike most WWE alumni, The Miz, real name Mike Mizannin, did not have a wrestling background when he walked into the WWE, instead coming from the world of reality TV.

This didn't sit well with a lot of the heavyweights backstage.

It led to one outrageous incident that led to Miz being banned from the locker room… for getting chicken crumbs on another wrestler's bag.

Miz was forced to change separately from the other stars for six months for this minor infraction.

Clearly the wrestlers were looking for any excuse to get him out.

Edge and Christian's toys

Edge and Christian were one of the best tag teams around in the early 2000s.

They enjoyed a featured spot on Monday Night Raw for many years, but some felt the reason for this may have been down to their close relationship with one of the show's writers.

Wrestlers began finding out that the duo were buying writer Bryan Gerwitz action figures to add to his collection.

Many of the boys backstage saw this as a bribe to ensure that the pair continued to receive A-grade material for their characters in the ring.

When the locker room found out about this breach of protocol, Edge and Christian were hauled to wrestlers' court to answer for these discretions.

Their punishment? Buying booze for all of the veterans including a bottle of Jack Daniel's for The Undertaker and some protein powder for Bob Holly.

The Hardy Boyz steal Kane's seat

More famous tag teams landing themselves in hot water now – this time it's legendary duo The Hardy Boyz.

Matt and Jeff had just won their first tag team title and they were celebrating with manager Michael P.S. Hayes.

The three men, boozed-up at this point, got on a late-night plane and Hayes decided that the boys would be flying first class.

Unfortunately for them, one of the first-class seats they took belonged to popular superstar Kane.

The Big Red Machine was apparently fine with it and when Jeff tried to give his seat back, he declined and found himself a different one.

However, when other influential members of the locker room heard about this they were fuming.

They decided to punish the tag team by having them play their own prank on Don Callis, also known as the Jackal.

Callis had acquired some backstage heat of his own and The Hardy's were forced to damage his rental car.

Melina gets shamed

According to multiple reports Melina ticked off a lot of people backstage, apparently taking her role as 'diva' far too seriously.

The on-screen manager supposedly had beef with a lot of the women backstage and was finally taken to wrestlers' court for a dressing down at 3am in the wrestlers' hotel.

The story goes that almost the entire locker room turned up to watch a bunch of legends shout at her until she cried.

Some of the wrestlers even took bets on how long it would take until she broke down.

Cheap Teddy Long

The former general manager of WWE Smackdown, Teddy Long was notorious for being frugal with money.

He apparently would do anything to get out of paying, including pretending to be asleep in the car whenever he and his buddies rolled up to a toll booth.

This eventually landed him in wrestlers' court where he was sentenced to pay for the APA's (Farooq and JBL) chicken and beer for a whole month.

Goldberg and Chris Jericho's beef

When Goldberg was signed by the WWE in 2002 he came as one of the biggest stars in wrestling from his time in WCW.

However, there was also a history of bad blood between himself and Chris Jericho from their time together in the company due to Goldberg refusing to work with Jericho because of his small stature.

When Jericho heard that Goldberg had been talking badly about him behind his back he squared up to him and actually got the upper hand on Goldberg during a fight.

Goldberg was taken to court for the altercation and, with Triple H as the stand-in judge, was given a horrendous punishment.

He was forced to publicly apologise to Jericho and say that he had always been the better wrestler…ouch.

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