WWE has always been led by different types of superstars. Some of them were technicians, while some of them were powerhouses. But one of the most common parameters for wrestlers has always been face and heel. Heels are the superstars that do almost anything to generate hate for themselves in the minds of the WWE universe. While babyface superstars are the exact opposite of the heels.
Face superstars are adored by the fans as they act as the face of the company. Most superstars go through several character changes during their careers but few of those superstars always remain a heel. Always being a heel, they started getting pure hate from the fans. So, come with us as we take a look at the top 10 most hated superstars in the history of WWE.
The 10 extremely hated superstars in the history of WWE
10. Roddy Piper
Roddy Piper was a superheel for the company before the actual concept of modern-day wrestling was written. He started his career as a manager, and after some time, he evolved into a full-time in-ring performer. His talking segment “Piper’s Pit” helped him in getting more and more hated the supporting. The major reason was the way he used to criticize and make fun of babyface superstars at that time.
After Faarooq left the company, JBL had to pursue a singles career to be on the charts. However, he became a top-class money-throwing heel. His majestic wealth and illustrious money followed by a quick push at the blue brand helped him in becoming the WWE Champion. The crowd hated him every time he stepped in the ring and also his final retirement at WrestleMania XXV.
8. The Miz
If we talk about hated characters, we can’t complete the list without the name of The Miz. His tag team in ECW with John Morrison marked the start of his villainy. From Dirt Sheet to the Miz TV, he has always been a villain in pro wrestling.
7. Kurt Angle
After getting almost no response on his debut, Kurt Angle instantly started trolling the audience. And from there, he became a fan-hated heel. However, the company tried making him a face but that didn’t work and they have to cut it short during the WWF Invasion.
6. Chris Jericho
It’s a shame that Chris Jericho never won the Royal Rumble although, he gave everything to the company. Adding to his achievements, Chris Jericho became the first Undisputed Champion in history. The best thing about Y2J was that he somehow managed to break into any character without a problem. He’s currently signed under All Elite Wrestling.
5. Ric Flair
Ric Flair was hated by the audience for almost everything that he did. The Nature Boy’s arrogant personality made him a brilliant heel. Flair won the 1992 Royal Rumble in addition to the WWE Championship in the match. However, he later left the company to join WCW but after some time, he again joined the business in 2001. Then he became a crucial part of heel stable, Evolution and the rest is history.
Edge got started in WWE with the Brood, and the stable indulged in various feuds during the Attitude Era. However, he betrayed the leader Gangrel alongside Christian. Following that, Edge became more and more destructive and egotistical in the 2000s. His prominent runs as WWE Champion and tag team champion alongside Christian and Randy Orton helped him establish his name.
3. CM Punk
Jeff Hardy has always been a fan-favourite superstar and CM Punk’s personal attacks followed by his “morally superior” chants made the fans fume listening to his name. Leading the heel faction, Nexus and feuding against John Cena made him more and more villainy.
2. Randy Orton
Randy Orton was among the most narcissistic characters in the history of WWE. The Authority tried a number of times to make the Viper a babyface, but fans never accepted him that way. His induction in the Authority alongside Triple H and Stephanie McMahon made him super hated.
1. Mr McMahon
Who other than Vince McMahon himself can lead the list? Mr McMahon was a crucial figure in the Attitude Era, his rivalry with Stone Cold Steve Austin helped him in achieving the status of an A-Grade heel. His feud with the Texas Rattlesnake is still regarded as one of the best feuds in the history of the company. The rivalry kept getting intensified as McMahon’s family members and fellow performers got involved in the chaos.