I was pulled over by Eric backstage and asked not to put him in the HOT section of the bi annual "Who's Hot, Who's NOT" column I wrote. He said his wife was suspicious. Now, looking back, I laugh. His wife was the one who went to the strip joint and picked up women strippers to "cavort with" while Eric watched and she was in Playboy. Why would she care if the readers voted Eric as being hot? Haha. Now he is definitely NOT.
Roddy Piper raised the roof when he saw a mock up of the cover with Nash putting him in a sleeper hold. He refused to allow the magazine to print the cover saying it made him look weak. Eric agreed and we had to change the cover to one where Roddy looks "strong". *rolls eyes*
Big Show snapped when I called him a "big oaf" in print and was VERY angry. He went looking for me and, in fact, I think I printed a pic of him pretending to chokeslam me. That was the day I walked up to him and told him I wrote that and that he had to put it into context. I was talking about the CHARACTER he played, not him (OK, I lied but he is BIG). He settled down and only playfully killed me.
In Wrestling World, I turned in an explosive shoot interview with Vampiro. My Editor didn't believe Vampiro spilled those kinds of beans and was not going to print it. Luckily, I had it all on tape and sent a copy to him. He heard it, printed the story, and it made the sheets everywhere. And probably sealed Vampiro's fate for ever going to WWE.
Mostly I got flak from the guys, not management. The heat was usually on my publisher, especially for covers. Everyone wanted one and everyone wanted to look strong and unbeatable on the cover. Every month, we would hear loads of complaints from guys who felt they deserved the cover way more than who we picked.
Divas, they were! The women never complained! lol.