Since the growth of the Internet and a better accessibility to our favourite WWE stars' personal life, fans all around the globe have the urge to find about their favourite wrestling stars and what exactly goes behind the scenes in the WWE locker room. On screen, we see wrestlers fighting for the pride and see them portraying the role of heroes and sometimes villains. But are they same in real life too? Well, the pictures which we have collected will give you the answer.
The life of professional wrestlers is not easy. They spend most of their time in travelling and being away from home. Despite all the problems, they try to entertain us with complete enthusiasm. Whenever they step their feet into the ring, they put their body and soul on the line just for the sake of audience's entertainment.
Here we have collected rare and unseen backstage pictures of wrestlers who portray the iconic and complex characters on screen but are simple and humble in real life. So, let us take a look at them.
Hayabusa's journey in wrestling ended early due to the in-ring injury which paralysed him. But, he was still active in the industry. He frequently toured all around the world for seeing matches and meeting wrestlers. In 2006, he visited the backstage of SummerSlam to meet the wrestlers and even met Vince and Shane.
Hayabusa never played a match in WWE, but the respect he gets is the evidence of his legacy.
The shocking picture was taken after Mick's 'I Quit' match with The Rock. Mick Foley is known as the hardcore action wrestler in the industry, and this picture is the proof of it.
Now, WWE is a family friendly program, and they try to keep these type of images away from the internet.
John Cena and The Rock battled their hearts out in the two matches which took place on WrestleMania 28 and 29. They both have claimed that they hate each other in real life and during the beef which was created at the time of WrestleMania 28, they both even fought behind the scenes. Luckily, they both found respect for each other some months before their match at WrestleMania 29 and later became great friends.
Two giants with one of the greatest managers in WWE history, late Paul Bearer captured in a single frame in an empty stadium before 1992's SummerSlam.
The ring's about the feel the wrath of Stone Cold Steve Austin.
So much is happening in this picture, but the centre of attention is the basketball legend, Shaquille O'Neal with unrecognisable Mark Henry and D'Lo Brown.
John Cena and CM Punk have portrayed some greatest feuds in the wrestling history, but no matter how they have shown themselves on screen, they both are great friends behind the scenes.
Charles Robinson is one of the most famous referees in the WWE. I have seen him take beatings from almost every famous wrestler. But here, we see the respect he gets in real.
WWE's management got angry when The Rock called CM Punk's name in the ring after his departure from the WWE. They even thought of muting The Rock's microphone, but thankfully the situation was controlled.
No matter what, the relation of Punk and people's champion was shown onscreen proving that the two were great friends backstage.
Triple H and Shawn Michaels are one of the best examples of friendship. If a book on wrestling's history is written then their bromance will be included surely.
You can only imagine how hard it would've been for this interviewer to ask questions to Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Trish and Stephanie McMahon's friendship is not known to many people. Trish's closeness with Mr McMahon created controversies, and it even resulted in a fight between Stephanie and Trish. But, this backstage image tells you a different story.
It is tough for many fans to believe that WWE is not real but that's the truth.
When Daniel Bryan announced his retirement, many fans and wrestlers were left in tears and so was his wife Brie Bella. But, let me tell you that the star was also broken.
I hate it when young wrestlers like Daniel and Edge retire due to injuries.
No matter how Vince and Shane portray themselves on screen, they both truly love each other. This picture was taken after Shane's match with The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32. Shane also gave comments on this moment by claiming that it was the first time when he felt that his father is proud of him.
Wrestling may be fake, but the pain and suffering are real, and this picture of Sheamus' back is the proof.
Music is one of the most important parts of wrestling. Throughout the career, the Rated-R Superstar, Edge had great theme songs. One of his entrance themes, Metalingus was given by Alter Bridge.
That's all, folks!