11 backstage beefs that rocked the ring

As the WWE Universe is occasionally reminded, disagreements between Superstars are not always limited to the squared circle, when the cameras are rolling.

Behind the curtains and far away from the public eye, fiery words — and, occasionally, even strikes — have been exchanged among some of the ring’s biggest names, reaching an almost mythical status among members of the WWE Universe over the years.

Through a combination of exclusive interviews and published accounts from the past, WWE.com has surfaced some of the more legendary scuffles and fabled backstage disagreements. Check out these 11 dustups that, at one time or another, enthralled the wrestling world.