Monday, November 21, 2011

WWE Superstars Screwed By Divas

They say behind every good man is an even better woman. That theory is most definitely correct when it comes to the “real world”  but when it comes to the WWE there is nothing further from the truth than that statement.

It’s sad when you really think about it because a wrestler’s career is deemed sometimes by the way their real-life girlfriend handles themselves while under WWE contract and shortly after they are released.

Krystal Marshall
Before we step into our present day love fest let’s go back into time a little bit in the early 2000s. There was a wrestler the WWE was heavily pushing as its next big superstar by the name of Bobby Lashley. The WWE put the WWE/ECW Championship on him, had him feud with Vince McMahon and be showcased in a Wrestlemania match that featured not only Vince McMahon but “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Donald Trump & the late Umaga. No doubt the WWE was making him into their next John Cena/Batista/Randy Orton star. And then Bobby Lashley got into a relationship and had a child with a now former WWE Diva Krystal Marshall.

Now Lashley didn’t leave the WWE just because Krystal was released right? Some believe he did but Lashley has come out and said that he wanted to pursue a MMA career. A career which for the most part has fell flat, but this career changing move came right around the same time that his love interest was released from the WWE.
Bobby Lashley (went from WWE to TNA to MMA because of his wife)
We can even dig deeper into our wrestling love fest by going back into 2000-2001 when Jerry Lawler abruptly left his longtime commentating chair in the WWE all because his now ex-wife Stacy “The Kat” Carter was being released. Lawler would go onto to divorce from Stacy Carter and shortly return to his commentating chair on Monday Night RAW. But he left a job many would deem a “dream job” all because of love?

I remember when this happened, I couldn't understand why Jerry had to quit just because Kat was fired. Then again, I couldn't understand why the Kat was fired lol. 
The Kat signing autographs with Jerry The King Lawler
Drew & Tiffany
Now we look at our modern day love scenarios and see similar instances where who we are in-love with or sometimes, married to, effects the way someone’s progress in the WWE goes. Take for instance, Drew McIntyre.

Drew McIntyre was deemed by Vince McMahon, on TV mind you, as “The Chosen One.” He was primed to be a top star and a future World Champion. He was even penciled in at one Wrestlemania to win “Money in the Bank,” a match that usually signs, seals & delivers a World Championship reign to whomever wins the match.

Unfortunately, in July 2009, Galloway proposed to Taryn Terrell, who is former on-screen WWE Diva Tiffany and reports of their intention to wed surfaced in January 2010 in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The couple married in Las Vegas in May 2010. 

The Wedding That Ruined "The Chosen One's" Career!
Terrell appeared in the February/March 2010 issue of the Playboy Lingerie Special Edition. The photos were an accumulation of previous photo-shoots that she had done for the magazine prior to signing with WWE, and show her naked. She appeared again in Playboy in November 2010, in the special issue Big Boobs, Hot Buns, with the photos having been taken prior to her signing with WWE.

Happy Couple?
On August 8, 2010, Terrell was arrested in Los Angeles County, California for domestic assault, a misdemeanor, after an alleged argument with her husband Galloway. She was released later that day on US$20,000 bail. On September 26 it was announced that all charges against Terrell had been dropped.

On 24 May 2011, Terrell announced that she and Galloway were divorcing. She would be released and Drew McIntyre is still paying for the sins of his wife in the wrestling ring. McIntyre hasn’t been in any type of storyline in almost a year on WWE television.

So to summarize, Drew was given a golden ticket, he was the "chosen one" but then he married Tiffany who apparently beat him up in a hotel and he had to call the cops on her and have her arrested and this lead to their divorce and her release from the company and for some reason the WWE has decided that this should cost him his career as well because it was his fault for marrying her?

Imagine where Drew McIntyre would be if his wife and now former WWE Diva didn’t get him in any type of trouble with the office. He very well could be where guys like Alberto Del Rio are as a former World Champion and in feuds of importance. Sad to see a talented wrestler is held back all because of who he marries in life, but so it goes I suppose.

When Dolph Ziggler was dating a Bella Twin and Drew was with Tiffany
Hottest Couple?
And then there is John Morrison. Jim Ross coined him as a “main event waiting to happen,” he receiving pushes up the storyline ladder and becoming a featured face on the RAW brand. Everything was looking good for Morrison until his now ex-girlfriend Melina was released from the WWE. Then all hell broke loose and Morrison fell deep down the ladder.

Melina                                          John Morrison                                 Trish Stratus
What An Entrance!
From what I hear, this all started when Morrison was teamed up with Trish Stratus at Wrestlemania. Melina felt that that should have been her spot teaming with her boyfriend at Wrestlemania. She made sure Morrision was very rude to Trish and this got them both in a lot of trouble with the WWE. As a result, Melina was released, no doubt for her bad attitude and trouble causing backstage. However, her release was not enough. It seems to be the norm now for the WWE to release the girlfriend or wife but punish the boyfriend or husband. 

It wasn’t like Melina went out on good terms either. She was tweeting incoherently, was at WWE events the weekend she was released and was even rumored to be pitching her entering the ring as a “shoot” to fellow divas. Things were not good in Melina land and they affected John Morrison’s world.

Great Couple!
Morrison was being jobbed out to anyone and everything. I’m pretty sure a Muppet beat him the night they hosted. He was no longer a top face and was looking more like he was being forced out of the company thanks to his alliance to his girlfriend of all things.

Sure love makes us do crazy things and Morrison was very outspoken about his girlfriend’s release which led to the entire decline down the WWE’s hierarchy. But it appeared that once word got out that Melina and John Morrison might have broken up did things start to change for JoMo.

So let this be a lesson to all you wrestlers out there...
stand behind your woman…
until she loses her job! 

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