WWE has been the hub of world famous wrestlers for a long time. The ring of WWE is one of the most favorite stages of wrestling lovers and famous wrestlers of the world. As there are pros of being a WWE celebrity, there are cons as well. The WWE celebrities cannot be with this platform forever for some certain reasons. In fact, many wrestlers had to be banned from WWE for many reasons till now. Let’s know about the top 10 wrestlers like this who have been banned from WWE till now…
Phillip Jack Brooks, better known by the ring name CM Punk, is an American professional wrestler, actor, professional mixed martial arts commentator, and former professional mixed martial artist currently signed to All Elite Wrestling. It is his rebellious attitude that got him banned from the company. CM Punk made no secret of how he considered himself the biggest star around and trashed WWE constantly. It got him major heat, but it also led to his huge success, the fans loving him as a rebellious type. That worked against him with Punk bad-mouthing the company more in its direction, including taking to the Internet and slamming them on their treatment of Daniel Bryan. This rivalry between him and WWE may just go on forever. But fans like him for that.
Bryan Lloyd Danielson is an American professional wrestler currently signed to All Elite Wrestling. He is best known for his time in WWE under the ring name Daniel Bryan. He is regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. The wrestling world was caught by surprise when it was reported in May that former WWE Champion and two-times WrestleMania main eventer Daniel Bryan had officially left WWE after his current contract with the company had expired. The wrestler retired sooner from wrestling that fans imagined due to his health issues. But he came back and again got banned. He has been banished from the Smackdown brand after his loss to WWE Champion Roman Reigns.
Charles Ashenoff, better known by his ring name, Konnan, is a Cuban professional wrestling personality, manager, and former professional wrestler. He is currently signed to Major League Wrestling and Impact Wrestling. The tough and outspoken worker has gotten major fame throughout his career. He rose up well in Mexico and landed a job with WWE. However, it turned out to be Max Moon in a rather ridiculous outfit which was hardly promising. Konnan was backstage when talk was made of hiring Jushin “Thunder” Liger and Vince said he had never heard of the guy. Given Vince’s track record with such talents, that’s believable. However, in front of everyone, Konnan said he had seen a photo of Liger and Vince together. Openly correcting Vince in public was a good way to get Konnan fired faster. Later Konnan was just uninvited in WWE’s every show for totally no good reason.
Terry Eugene Bollea, better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American retired professional wrestler and television personality. According to IGN, he is “the most recognized wrestling star worldwide and the most popular wrestler of the 1980s”. Hulk and his wife were banned from many wrestling events including WWE. The wrestling organization severed ties with Hogan in July 2015 after he was captured on tape using racial slurs. He made comebacks in 2020 and 2021 with several apologies for his comments and behaviors. WWE stated that this second chance follows Hogan’s numerous public apologies and volunteering to work with young people, where he is helping them learn from his mistake
Kevin Wacholz is an American retired professional wrestler who worked for the World Wrestling Federation in 1992 as Nailz. He was also known as “Mr. Magnificent” Kevin Kelly in the American Wrestling Association in the 1980s. Naliz was banned for openly assaulting the boss. He was hired in 1992, a decent big guy with an imposing look. His ring name Naliz was of a former convict at the prison The Big Boss Man worked at and wanted payback for his treatment. He would attack Bossman a few times, setting up stuff like a “nightstick on a pole” match. He wasn’t bad but also not that impressive in a lot of ways. Thus, it was no shock he wasn’t given his due for payments. But, Nailz reacted badly, storming into Vince’s office to berate him and demand more money. Things got out of control and before anyone knew it, Nailz was strangling Vince and had to be dragged out. No wonder he was banned from WWE after that.
6.Alberto Del Rio:
José Alberto Rodríguez Chucuan is a Mexican-American professional wrestler, professional wrestling promoter, and mixed martial artist. He is best known for his time in WWE under the ring name Alberto Del Rio, and Impact Wrestling under the ring name Alberto El Patron. WWE did not really fire him, but the wrestler left the platform on a very bad term. He is very outspoken, especially against Triple H being in charge, he never wasted a chance to publically blast WWE. His attitude never sat well with WWE and somewhat played a part in his resignation. The wrestler even released a video of him with his girlfriend which was not appropriate for all to watch. This set a bad reputation for him as well in WWE.
Jerome Young was an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name New Jack. He was best known for his time with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), where he became notorious for his willingness to take dangerous bumps and his stiff hardcore wrestling style, often taking high risks and for times shooting on opponents, including in the 1996 Mass Transit incident and an altercation with Gypsy Joe in 2003. He is also known for being the only wrestler to have had his entrance music “Natural Born Killaz” by Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, throughout his matches in ECW. After the promotion closed in 2001, Young spent the rest of his career wrestling in the independent circuit until his death in May 2021. As the wrestler’s move was too dangerous and controversial, WWE never hired him as their wrestler. He was kind of banned from WWE because they were afraid of bad publicity and lawsuits against him. Many call WWE a racist company because of that.
Kenneth Anderson is an American professional wrestler, professional wrestling trainer, and ring announcer, who is currently signed to National Wrestling Alliance as a wrestler, and with Top Rank Boxing as their announcer. Back in 2009, Mr. Kennedy was coming off the back of a long layoff following a dislocated shoulder and was put in a 10-man tag match on Monday Night RAW. The Viper was part of that match and Kennedy delivered a botched belly-to-belly suplex to Randy Orton mid-way through the bout. It was seemingly enough to get him fired from WWE. Following the match, Orton headed to the back and spoke to WWE officials about Mr. Kennedy being dangerous in the ring. That was enough for the star to be given his release papers just four days later.
Anibal Gonzales Hernandez is a Mexican professional wrestler as Juventud Guerrera. He is known for his work for World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Early in his career Guerrera was a mainstay in the Asistencia Asesoría y Administración promotion. He had a very lengthy feud with Rey Mysterio, Jr. in which they traded the WWA World Lightweight Championship back and forth. In the spring of 2005, Guerrera had signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). On January 6, 2006, WWE announced that Juventud had been released from the company. His final match aired that evening on SmackDown!, a Cruiserweight Title rematch against Kash which Juventud lost. In a match he claimed to be injured. Less than 48 hours later, Vince McMahon made the decision to fire him as he was already down on his attitude and in-ring psychology. Insiders say that many in WWE described Juventud as an almost delusional egotistical superstar.
For a brief period, Colt Cabana played as a wrestler for WWE under the ECW brand as Scotty Goldman. Colton has worked a number of preliminary matches in WWE, starting out on its Heat and Velocity shows. In 2007 it was announced that Colton had signed a contract with WWE. But his journey ended in 2009 with WWE. He probably could have been welcomed back to WWE. But he loses points in WWE’s eyes for his affiliation with CM Punk. In addition to being close friends with him, Cabana offered up his podcast, The Art of Wrestling, as a platform for Punk to ultimately air grievances against WWE’s creative practices, medical procedures, and more. The matter is still subject to litigation and has likely put Cabana on the outs with WWE permanently.