When it’s time for WrestleMania, everyone in WWE tries to be on their best behavior. Nobody wants to be the person who draws attention away from the biggest wrestling show of the year, the crown jewel event of WWE. In fact, wrestlers have been heavily disciplined, and even fired, for their actions during WrestleMania season, as WWE attempts to keep everything incredibly professional. Unfortunately, that isn’t always possible, and the Road to WrestleMania is full of headline-grabbing stories that occasionally overshadowed the event itself, which have often led to dire consequences for those involved. Here are some of the more incredible things that have happened over the years.
10. Rhyno Fights Plant, Loses
In 2005, an incident broke out on WrestleMania weekend which resulted in WWE Superstar Rhyno actually losing his job with the company. An argument with his wife spilled out into a hotel lobby, and at some point, Rhyno was accused of throwing a potted plant and breaking it. It sounded somewhat hilarious at the time, but the aftermath was far more serious, as Rhyno found himself unemployed, a punishment which many felt was in large part due to Rhyno creating negative publicity around WWE’s most important show of the year. Rhyno would fulfill an agreement to appear at the One Night Stand Pay Per View a few months later, but remained absent from WWE for several years, until a surprise return to NXT in 2015, where he acted as a veteran presence and coach for the developmental roster. In the years that followed, Rhyno revealed that the incident had been a bad combination of an ongoing divorce and custody battle, made worse by alcohol. Rhyno has said that he (and his ex-wife) laugh about it now, but he also recognized how serious it was at the time, and he spent a long time afterwards cleaning up his life as a result.http://www.wwe.com/superstars/rhyno Source: WWE.com