20 Most Controversial WWE Characters

The WWE was first founded under the name Titan Sports in 1979, and ever since then, it’s been the first name in wrestling entertainment. Tons of superstars got their start there, and their antics in the ring and out of it have always inspired love and admiration from legions of fans.

However, there are a few characters who over the years we’ve come to see as a little less inspiring than others. Maybe they were controversial at the time, or maybe we just have the benefit of hindsight now. Here’s a list of the most controversial WWE characters of all time.

Kerwin White

The character Kerwin White was played by Chavo Guerrero, and he was controversial because of his total reliance on all things stereotypically “white” in order to get laughs. His entrance song was a Frank Sinatra number, and he drove around in a golf cart. His catchphrase, which made quite a few people uncomfortable, was “if it’s not white, it’s not right.”

Mae Young

Mae Young was a typical WWE diva in every way except one — she would perform the sexually explicit routines along with all of the other girls, and would gleefully flash the crowd when prompted. The only thing was Mae Young was doing this stuff in her 70s and 80s, while all of the other Divas couldn’t have been more than 40.


Billy and Chuck

Billy and Chuck were a duo that the WWE put together, and although they were both accomplished wrestlers, it was their gimmick that fans had problems with. They were supposed to be a gay couple, and although the WWE even showed their “wedding” live, it felt like they were simply exploiting the inevitable controversy for ratings.

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