A contract to work in World Wrestling Entertainment is widely perceived to be the Holy Grail for professional wrestlers located all around the world. The WWE is the top company in the industry, one that has done well to branch out well beyond the ring. Wrestlers who make it to main event status within that company have opportunities to appear in movies and television shows, for example. Dwayne Johnson has become a superstar in Hollywood, a top man in several hit movies, but none of that would have been possible had he not made a name for himself in the WWE as The Rock.
No place of employment is perfect, of course, and that is the case with the WWE. Several wrestlers have, over the years, hit out at the company for one reason or another. Such complaints are usually fueled by a wrestler believing that he was mistreated or not properly pushed by those running the WWE. That was the case for the individual who is atop of this list, but it would be inaccurate to say that his only beef with the WWE was that he was not constantly the World Heavyweight Champion. He had all kinds of issues with the company when he chose to pursue a different career.
9 Scott Steiner
8 Josh Matthews
The former WCW champion had zero positive comments to make when speaking about the WWE and about Vince McMahon back in September 2011, saying the following: “I can't really say anything positive about the man. It's like working for a carny - it's like working for a carny who's driven only by his ego. Business is out the window, as evidenced by what he did with my character. So, I don't have a positive thing to say about that guy.”
6 Ultimate Warrior
5 Eric Bischoff
4 AJ Lee
2 Bret Hart
1 CM Punk
Odds are that you could not have possibly stumbled upon this piece as a wrestling fan without knowing why the “Straightedge Superstar” is atop this list. CM Punk made worldwide headlines in the wrestling community when he hit out at the WWE while appearing on a podcast that was released over Thanksgiving weekend 2014, and that episode has served as an epilogue for Punk's wrestling career. Punk has since joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship as a mixed martial artist, and his debut that is scheduled to occur later in 2015 will be must-see television for fans of Punk and also for those who want to see him get knocked out.
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