* Chances are if you go up to Wrestling/BillyGunn and mention the words "Rock-a-Billy", you're going to make him very angry.
* Former [[Characters/WWEDivas WWF Diva Stacy "Miss Kitty"[=/=]"The Kat" Carter]] was reportedly very ashamed of her time in the [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]] and even had her real name removed from various wrestling websites. However, she has since embraced this and started making several indie appearances, selling her merchandise on Website/{{eBay}} and sharing personal photos from her time there.
* Subverted with Wrestling/TrishStratus in regards to the segment where she had to crawl around the ring and bark like a dog, pointing out the fact that it was part of a storyline and that her character ultimately got revenge against Wrestling/VinceMcMahon for humiliating her like that.
** Ironically, Wrestling/{{WWE}} is quite ashamed of said "Bark Like a Dog" moment along with the infamous Katie Vick angle and other tasteless bits of the Wrestling/AttitudeEra; when Linda [=McMahon=] ran for the U.S. Senate, an attempt to scrub these clips from Website/YouTube was launched to eliminate all traces of these moments so that they could not be used against her, which failed miserably when her opponents kept reminding the people about them, even without video footage of them.
** Trish does have one case of OldShame played straight: the infamous moment known simply as "THAT Jackie Gayda match". A match between her and Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield against Christopher Nowinski and Jackie Gayda, the latter two were members of ''[[Wrestling/WWEToughEnough Tough Enough]]'' and both were still very green in the ring. The match was a disaster from beginning to end, and when Trish finally pins Jackie for the victory (even Wrestling/JimRoss called it a MercyKill by that point), she was visibly pissed off. JBL himself said that this was the worst match he had ever participated in.
* Wrestling/GailKim has stated she'd rather forget her [[MaskedLuchador old mask]]. She is like this towards her entire second run in WWE too. Funnily enough, she says her catfights with the Wrestling/BellaTwins were the best thing she did when she was there.
* Similarly, Hania The Howling Huntress isn't too fond of her "Galactic Luchardor Saturyn" days.
* During the early days of the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder [=nWo=]]], Wrestling/KevinNash and Wrestling/ScottHall cut a promo with [[Wrestling/TheBigShow The Giant]]. During the promo, Hall made an unscripted reference to how The Giant had initially been promoted as the son of Wrestling/AndreTheGiant. The Giant immediately shot him a look that screamed "Don't friggin' go there ever again."
** Nash had his own moment when in 2011, Wrestling/CMPunk brought up his alter ego "Oz", one of the most embarrassing moments of Wrestling/{{WCW}} history from the early '90s. Same with Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis (a.k.a. "Johnny Ace"); as Punk made references to his failed career as a wrestler in the U.S. by bringing up his past with Wrestling/ShaneDouglas as part of the much reviled "Dynamic Dudes".
* Terry Taylor does not fondly remember his time in the WWF, when he was known as "The Red Rooster".
* Do not mention Isaac Yankem to Wrestling/{{Kane}}. Seriously, ''don't''. He actually [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC3lCA37Z6Q cancelled a radio interview on-air]] because the host mentioned it.
* Do not mention Leviathan[[note]]the gimmick he used in OVW[[/note]] or Deacon Bautista to Wrestling/{{Batista}}.
* Wrestling/{{Kamala}} regards his short WCW run as this. To make a short story shorter, he was in the Wrestling/DungeonOfDoom.
* The entire Katie Vick angle left an ''incredibly'' bad taste in Wrestling/TripleH's mouth. This is understandable, as Triple H has said it was the only time he ever questioned Vince [=McMahon=] about a storyline.[[note]]Though it seems not to the point where he absolutely ''forbids'' it in any way, as Daniel Bryan made an oblique reference to it in a February 2015 episode of ''Raw''.[[/note]]
* Speaking of Vince [=McMahon=], don't mention his "Stand Back" music video or the XFL.
** That said, he ''is'' willing to let people bring the video up as a source of humiliation for the Heel Mr. [=McMahon=] character on occasion.
* John Zandig of Wrestling/{{CZW}} is [[Memes/ProfessionalWrestling famous for]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ7_5MMboo4 a particularly angry promo]] to the point that it was immortalized in Website/{{Botchamania}}, but according to a story from Maffew, DJ Hyde learned the hard way during a lunch with Zandig that he's none too proud of it. Fortunately for Maffew, he learned of this before going to a CZW show and trying to get an intro out of Zandig.
* In 1993, Wrestling/{{Mick Foley}}, under his Cactus Jack gimmick, did a storyline where after a particularly brutal match with Wrestling/{{Vader}}, he suffered amnesia and was living in the streets as a destitute bum who thought he was an ex-sailor. Foley urged fans to destroy any footage of the storyline in his first book, and it is never brought up in any [=DVDs=] devoted to Foley.
* Wrestling/MichelleMcCool hated the Sexy Teacher gimmick she was repackaged with in 2006. She has said in interviews that she was terrified of her former co-workers seeing it in case she wanted her old job back.[[note]]She was previously a middle school teacher.[[/note]]
* UpToEleven: Al Madril, best known for his work in the NWA Pacific Northwest Wrestling territory in UsefulNotes/{{Portland}}, apparently considers his ''entire'' career to be this and refuses to even acknowledge that he ever even ''was'' a pro wrestler at all.
** Former World Class Championship Wrestling star Brian Adias feels the same way about his old career.
* Never, ever bring up Mean Mark Callous to Wrestling/{{The Undertaker}}.
* Don't ever ask Wrestling/MarkHenry about his days as "Sexual Chocolate."[[note]]Though he did pull out the gimmick once for an 'Old School Raw'.[[/note]] Also, his "silver back" gimmick.
* The "New Generation" era, the period in the early-mid '90s between when Wrestling/HulkHogan left and Wrestling/SteveAustin rose to prominence, is generally considered this for Wrestling/{{WWE}} as a whole. Unlike many examples, it is actually mentioned fairly frequently, and on WWE television no less, but always in a mocking or derogatory tone (unless speaking of specific standout wrestlers from the period, like Wrestling/ShawnMichaels or Wrestling/BretHart). The ''Monday Night War'' documentary that airs on the WWE Network often chides the WWE during this period for presenting "Saturday Morning characters to a Prime Time audience".