With WWE's main roster talent travelling and working together on a near daily basis, there are always going to be times when not everyone gets along and real-life tension builds within the locker room.
Usually, such stories and speculation focus on personal issues and unrest between one or two wrestlers behind the scenes.
A report today, however, from Daily Wrestling News has revealed that the actions of one veteran star have alienated a large section of the locker room.
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The report, which refuses to name the wrestler in question despite having two sources confirm the same story, claims that a number of wrestlers have complained privately about one veteran's recent partying antics.
The issues are apparently so bad that it is directly affecting the anonymous veteran's in-ring work, and not just his or her behaviour away from the squared circle.
Daily Wrestling News (DWN) goes on to claim that, as a result, several main roster talent have made it clear they don't want to work with the veteran in the ring.
If proved accurate, this is a very worrying situation. Not only would it be one of the WWE's longest-serving wrestlers setting an extremely bad example to the younger talent at a time when the organisation is going through something of a transitional phase, but, if wrestlers are concerned about working in-ring with the unnamed star, it appears it is getting to the point where there are genuine safety concerns.
At this stage, until a name is leaked or DWN goes on to reveal the name themselves in a subsequent story, we are in a situation where speculation about who the party-loving wrestler could be.
In the short time since the story was published, fans have already touted the likes of Chris Jericho and Dolph Ziggler as the veteran in question.
The only other information that could help fans identify the wrestler is that, again according to DWN, fans have already been on his back recently, complaining that they have been "phoning in" recent matches.
With the WWE having rid themselves of a 'work hard, play hard' attitude that dominated the Attitude Era, it is likely the organisation's hierarchy are themselves trying to get to the bottom of the issue.
Firstly, the company will want to keep the main roster united at a time when there are rumbling of discontent amongst lower-level talent. Secondly, if the veteran is one of the WWE's popular talents, they will want to do their best to keep him or her relevant and in the ring.
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