There are a lot of things about the WWE that are taken as common knowledge by most of their fans. Vince McMahon has a preference for pushing male performers who are huge, whether that means a lot of muscles, being tall or overweight. Vince McMahon has one of the weirdest walks in the history of the world. Vince McMahon prefers female performers who look like models and is more than happy to attempt to train sexy ladies with little to no experience. Vince McMahon rules his company with an iron fist and makes the final decision on everything we see on his television show.
In that spirit, it just seems incredibly obvious that he would want to control everything about how his company’s fans see the men and women he employs. As a result, we put together this list of photos that we believe that Vince McMahon wishes he could eradicate from the internet. Photos of his performers looking as though they are heavily inebriated, dissing their fans, suffering a wardrobe malfunction, and injuring themselves while working are just a few examples of the types of things we looked at. So, without any further ado, let’s look at some pictures Vince McMahon wishes ceased to be.
15 Breaking Character
It may seem like a far-out concept at this point but for the majority of the WWE’s history, it was incredibly frowned upon for the workers to be seen out of character. Sure, someone like Triple H couldn’t be expected to travel in the regal clothing he wore to the ring but he wasn’t to let fans see him socializing with his foes. That is why a photo like this one, where members of the roster who were good and bad guys are seen having fun together, was so frowned upon.
14 John Cena Holding A Purse
The WWE is a company that is typically built around a single star. Whether it was the Rock “n” Wrestling era that was built around Hulk Hogan or the Attitude Era which had Steve Austin at its core, the WWE clearly prefers to base its business around one bankable star. For more than a decade now, John Cena has unquestionably stood at the top of the WWE as the undisputed face of the company. A massive man who’s created a character based around never giving up and never surrendering, his persona is a combination of humor and unflinching toughness.
13 Fan Who Jumped The Barricade
Like most businesses that operate in the public space, the WWE depends on its fans to pay for their services, in this case coming see their superstars in action. Also a pivotal part of the show, TV viewers will often take their cues from the responses of the live crowd. When the crowd sits on their hands WWE programming becomes dull and lifeless. That is why fans regularly are given opportunities to meet, shake hands or take a photo with the people we see on TV each week. They want us to feel personally invested in their wrestlers. Whether it is in the form of an autograph session, pre show meet and greet or standing along the aisles as the stars exit, wrestlers are more touchable today than ever before.
12 The Oldertaker
Possibly the most respected wrestler in the locker room and amongst the fans ever, The Undertaker has managed to create a legendary character. Sticking with the WWE through thick and thin, he has been employed as a talent by his current boss for more than twenty-five years straight, a feat in the wrestling industry that we may never see again. A sure fire first ballot WWE Hall of Famer, he has won a litany of titles in his career but his greatest accomplishment has to be the fact that he has won the hearts of the WWE audience for so long. The perfect marriage between a gimmick and the man who brings it to life, The Undertaker is a supernatural character that is known for his incredible toughness and ability to remain relevant no matter how long he sticks around.
11 The Rock & Roman Reigns
Two members of a legendary family, even if The Rock isn’t actually a blood relative of the famed Anoaʻi family, the WWE would clearly love it if Roman Reigns could become a star of the caliber of The Rock. The biggest crossover star the company has ever had a hand in creating, The Rock became a massive wrestling star and has managed to transition and become massive in Hollywood. Never forgetting the place he once called home, Rocky has made several wrestling appearances in the last several years, one of which is pictured here.
10 Unmasked Rey Mysterio
One of the few Latino stars the WWE has managed to build; Rey Mysterio is a huge figure in the history of the company. Incredibly beloved by people of all races because of his incredible wrestling skills, awesome look, and inherent likability, Rey could make a difference if he ever returns to the WWE. Whether that means participating in matches, being inducted into the Hall of Fame which is an accolade he deserves or mentoring younger performers, Rey still has a lot to give.
9 John Cena Spittle
As we mentioned before, John Cena is the man in the WWE. A former fifteen-time world champion in the biggest company in the world, he has fought hard to earn the love of the company’s younger fans and the respect of the older. Booed mercilessly for several years, it wasn’t until recent times when the company finally began to back off of his never ending push that the adult males in the crowd began to embrace him. Aided in large part by his United States Title Open Challenge, that series of amazing matches made many forget or forgive years of corny jokes.
8 Steve Austin Mugshot
A record-breaking star who sold more merchandise and tickets than anyone else ever has, when he stood atop the industry, Steve Austin was simply the man. A rebel who stood in defiance of his bosses machinations and mostly did the right thing, even if he wasn’t friendly about it, Steve earned his fans’ respect. A member of the WWE extended family to this day, he and the WWE enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship to this day. Serving as a semi-regular podcast host on the WWE network, he is also known to make occasional appearances on WWE’s main programming as a legacy star.
7 Announcer Rules
For many, many years now, critics of the WWE’s product have cited their belief that WWE’s management team exert too much control over their performers. Principally focusing on the promos we see every week, many fans feel like the verbiage the wrestlers actually use feel stunted, staged, and forced upon them. We shouldn’t forget one of the other major issues some fans have had with the WWE’s weekly broadcasts comes in the form of the announcing we get. Whether it is their awful staged laughter, lack of discussion of the actual moves, repeating of empty phrases or the oddly specific terms used, the voiceover at times takes away from the broadcasts for some.
6 Sunny And Her Webcam
At one time, Sunny was one of the biggest stars in the business including claims that she was most the most downloaded woman on the internet, her contributions changed the way the industry used women. A WWE Hall of Famer, for a time she was used in almost every facet of the business. A former wrestler, announcer, manager, model of merchandise and host, her gorgeous looks, and infectious personality made her an invaluable member of the roster. Unfortunately, since her time at the peak of the industry, her life hasn’t exactly gone the way she would have liked.
5 Chyna At WWE Headquarters
Another former female WWE employee with a history in the porn industry, Chyna, is sadly no longer with us. A founding member of arguably the most celebrated, homegrown faction in company history, D-Generation X, that alone should have assured her an exalted place in company history. Also a ground-breaking performer, we’ve never seen another like her and she is the only female Intercontinental Champion ever. That is to say nothing of her work in the actual women’s division, which is also impressive.
4 4. CM Punk’s Back
At one time, during the height of the Summer of Punk, it seemed as though CM Punk was poised to usher the WWE into a new era that started with a ground-breaking storyline. During a “pipe bomb promo” where he threw real life barbs at Cena, Vince, Hunter, and Stephanie, Punk set the wrestling world on fire because it seemed all too real. Fast forward a few years and he would end up walking away from the industry as a whole the day after a Batista’s Royal Rumble win, never to return. Remaining silent in the months that followed his departure, Punk would break his silence in a highly listened to podcast with his friend Colt Cabana.
3 Chris Benoit Tribute
Chris Benoit was a wrestler out of Canada who’d put together the type of career that any wrestler would be envious of. A highly respected worker, he plied his trade all over the world and even managed to work in all three of the companies that played a part in the much-vaunted Attitude Era. Managing to win the World title in both WCW and the WWE, despite his relatively small frame and less impressive promo skills, he was even set to win another prestigious belt just prior to his death.
2 Jimmy Snuka On Trial
An early inductee in the WWE Hall of Fame, Jimmy Snuka was once so loved in the wrestling world that he accompanied Hulk Hogan to the ring during the first WrestleMania’s main event. A man who has also been cited again and again as an inspiration to wrestlers who followed, most notably Mick Foley, for his death defying leaps, Snuka was a wrestler like no other at the time. The father of current WWE superstar, Tamina, up until 2015, Jimmy remained under a WWE Legends contract, even though he was in his seventies.
1 Stephanie McMahon Wardrobe Malfunction
A program that is often broadcast live, the WWE has been the home of a number of wardrobe malfunctions over the years. Considering the skin tight and flesh revealing outfits that most of the people who call a ring home wear, it seems like a foregone conclusion that somebody would reveal more than intended. The sheer magnitude of those who’ve felt that pang of embarrassment though is likely to surprise many. While women like Cameron, Aksana, Kaitlyn, Rosa Mendes, both Bellas, Jackie Gayda, and Lita are but a few examples of those who know that reality all too well, for Vince one has to hit closer to home.
Stephanie MchMahon, the only daughter of the man this list is based around, the billion-dollar princess has had parts of her breasts revealed on two separate occasions. The lesser of the two, during a wedding segment, only featured a nip slip as she rolled around in her wedding dress and was probably pretty mortifying. It still managed to pale in comparison to a moment when she was set to receive a pedigree from Triple H. With her arms grasped by Hunter, Steph stood bent over while one of her breasts slipped out of her top for several seconds. What father wants the world to see a moment like that in their child’s life?
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