These Are Some of The Most Controversial Wrestling Figures in History

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Since WWE entered The Golden Era in the early 80s, the entertainment industry and wrestling personalities have witnessed a lot of ups and downs. Whether it is about pro wrestlers or related to business, WWE has always dished out the unexpected in a way that would send fans into a frenzy. World Wrestling Entertainment has gained global attention for about four decades; however, some controversial elements and scary stories exist in its history. 

The industry knows they could sell more tickets to fans who wanted to see some controversial characters, which is one tactic that made WWE rank among famous entertainment companies. With that in mind, we would love to discuss some controversial characters in WWE history. 

Bill Goldberg

Bill Goldberg is undoubtedly one of the most controversial superstars in wrestling, yet beloved by many fans. On the other hand, he had a lot of success records, and his skill and professionalism made him rise to prominence in World Championship Wrestling, where he landed the tag team titles and World Heavyweight Championship.

The issue with this, however, was that Goldberg rose to fame quicker than almost anybody, making him develop an ego as his long winning streak grew. His victory streak ended at the hands of Kevin Nash in 1998, after which he disappeared from WWE. In returning to the ring, Goldberg brought a lot upon himself as his last controversial match against Brock Lesnar got one of the most negative responses ever. 

Zahra Schreiber

Zahra Schreiber was one of the tough contestants who was signed under the WWE contract for the NXT brand. Though the wrestler never wrestled on television, but spend her time as one of the Adam Roses and once acted as a manager for Sammi Zayn. One time, she participated in an Elimination 6-person tag team match with the likes of Mustafa Ali, Danhausen, and Arik Cannon. 

At some point, she was also Seth Rollin's girlfriend, which was the beginning of her controversial story. Unfortunately, things didn't end well for her as the affair led to unclad pictures being uploaded on the internet for the entire world to see. Zahra also said something that could be interpreted as racism which terminated her contract with WWE.

Vince McMahon

Vince McMahon might be listed as the most powerful and controversial character in WWE history. We can't forget that he owns the company and made it what it is today. While only publicly functioning as a commentator and staying out of the spotlight, he controlled the world's largest wrestling promotion. Alongside his business expansion, McMahon projected himself as an unstable billionaire. 

At the point when McMahon screwed over Bret Hart at the Montreal Screwjob, he became a topic of discussion among fans and wrestling professionals and was seen as an evil boss. He was said to be involved in Angle cheating on his partner with Trish Stratus and Sable. McMahon blew it up when he mocked religion and fought "God" in a match. When we talk of controversial sales and character, Vince McMahon is the true definition of it all.