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21st Aug '16 1:11:18 PM nombretomado
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** On an episode of Raw, Wrestling/{{Edge}} called Orton out on this; claiming that his (apparently insincere) dedication to the fans following returning from a career-threatening injury didn't net him the same kind of fan support Orton had, although Orton was playing the same selfish jerkass character he always was. Hell, immediately before {{Edge}} spoke, Orton got a massive pop for [=RKOing=] guest host Wayne Brady.

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** On an episode of Raw, Wrestling/{{Edge}} called Orton out on this; claiming that his (apparently insincere) dedication to the fans following returning from a career-threatening injury didn't net him the same kind of fan support Orton had, although Orton was playing the same selfish jerkass character he always was. Hell, immediately before {{Edge}} Edge spoke, Orton got a massive pop for [=RKOing=] guest host Wayne Brady.
21st Feb '16 7:26:24 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's career motto since his WCW days was all about cheating, openly flaunting all sorts of dishonorable tactics as a form of pride. He was willing to sell out his fellow luchadors by unmasking them for an investigation and even drove [[Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr his own nephew]] into madness by trying to rope him into following his ways (though Chavo eventually did so willingly years later in WWE). As his feud with Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr in 2005 showed, if he got particularly driven about something he could be prone to obsessive, sociopathic tendencies and absolutely vile measures. Yet because of his talent, his charm, and the fact that in real life he was a recovered drug addict and a born-again Christian who always had love for the people around him, his character got away with ''a lot'' of crap in the eyes of fans, so much so that it literally took the stipulation of putting the custody of Rey Mysterio's son on the line following Eddie's claim that Dominick was actually his for people to universally want Rey to beat Eddie in a match that year. And that's all BEFORE the man's death.

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* Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's career motto since his WCW Wrestling/{{WCW}} days was all about cheating, openly flaunting all sorts of dishonorable tactics as a form of pride. He was willing to sell out his fellow luchadors by unmasking them for an investigation and even drove [[Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr his own nephew]] into madness by trying to rope him into following his ways (though Chavo eventually did so willingly years later in WWE). As his feud with Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr in 2005 showed, if he got particularly driven about something he could be prone to obsessive, sociopathic tendencies and absolutely vile measures. Yet because of his talent, his charm, and the fact that in real life he was a recovered drug addict and a born-again Christian who always had love for the people around him, his character got away with ''a lot'' of crap in the eyes of fans, so much so that it literally took the stipulation of putting the custody of Rey Mysterio's son on the line following Eddie's claim that Dominick was actually his for people to universally want Rey to beat Eddie in a match that year. And that's all BEFORE the man's death.
10th Jan '16 6:42:31 PM PhilsLover
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* The Rottweilers eventually reached this status in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, and especially after their second incarnation came with the addition of the company's [[Wrestling/LowKi first champion]]. But the oddest case of this was Homicide. The crowds loathed Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, but didn't mind Homicide being associated with him or using a theme composed by him. He was given another evil manager in "the devil's son in law" Julius Smokes, which still didn't work. Homicide cussed out the fans specifically for chanting in his support at ''Generation Next'', which only made it continue. "[[CharacterTitle Ring Of Homicide]]" revolved around him assaulting everyone in the company that had so much as annoyed him with a fork and by that time no one even tried to pretend he wasn't a baby face.

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* The Rottweilers eventually reached this status in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, and especially after their second incarnation came with the addition of the company's [[Wrestling/LowKi first champion]]. But the oddest case of this was Homicide. The crowds loathed Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, but didn't mind Homicide being associated with him or using a theme composed by him. He was given another evil manager in "the devil's son in law" Julius Smokes, which still didn't work. Homicide cussed out the fans specifically for chanting in his support at ''Generation Next'', which only made it continue. "[[CharacterTitle Ring Of Homicide]]" revolved around him assaulting everyone in the company that had so much as annoyed him with a fork and by that time no one even tried to pretend he wasn't a baby face.



* WWE's Wrestling/{{Maryse}} might be worth noting. Since her debut she has yet to display one redeeming quality. Even when she appeared to be nice to Gail Kim she was really laying down insults in French. True she is a {{Heel}}, but Maryse doesn't generate the animosity as other heels such as Wrestling/MichelleMcCool or Wrestling/{{Layla}}, either from crowds or internet commentators despite the latter being better in the ring and actually having behaved decently before a FaceHeelTurn.

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* WWE's Wrestling/{{Maryse}} might be worth noting. Since During her debut time in WWE she has yet to display never displayed one redeeming quality. Even when she appeared to be nice to Gail Kim she was really laying down insults in French. True she is a {{Heel}}, but Maryse doesn't didn't generate the animosity as other heels such as Wrestling/MichelleMcCool or Wrestling/{{Layla}}, either from crowds or internet commentators despite the latter being better in the ring and actually having behaved decently before a FaceHeelTurn.



* The Age Of The Fall in Wrestling/RingOfHonor has a significant portion of the audience insisting how they were "correct" or "awesome". (They were basically a political group with a {{theme park| version}} understanding of American health care [[HostileShowTakeover out to highjack as much of Ring Of Honor's time as possible so they could spread their message]]) Yes, the same Age Of The Fall with the lengthy entry on XPacHeat. Wrestling fans are weird.

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* The Age Of The Fall in Wrestling/RingOfHonor has had a significant portion of the audience insisting how they were "correct" or "awesome". (They were basically a political group with a {{theme park| version}} understanding of American health care [[HostileShowTakeover out to highjack as much of Ring Of Honor's time as possible so they could spread their message]]) Yes, the same Age Of The Fall with the lengthy entry on XPacHeat. Wrestling fans are weird.



** On a recent episode of Raw, Wrestling/{{Edge}} called Orton out on this; claiming that his (apparently insincere) dedication to the fans following returning from a career-threatening injury didn't net him the same kind of fan support Orton had, although Orton was playing the same selfish jerkass character he always was. Hell, immediately before {{Edge}} spoke, Orton got a massive pop for [=RKOing=] guest host Wayne Brady.

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** On a recent an episode of Raw, Wrestling/{{Edge}} called Orton out on this; claiming that his (apparently insincere) dedication to the fans following returning from a career-threatening injury didn't net him the same kind of fan support Orton had, although Orton was playing the same selfish jerkass character he always was. Hell, immediately before {{Edge}} spoke, Orton got a massive pop for [=RKOing=] guest host Wayne Brady.



* As of early 2010 Wrestling/ChrisJericho has been doing a form of this on WWE NXT, a show where eight "rookies" are paired with a "pro" mentor as they wrestle in hopes of winning a WWE contract. On the first episode he was rather displeased at his rookie Wrestling/WadeBarrett's verbal sucking up when introducing Jericho, but when it was Barrett wrestling on the fourth episode, Jericho at ringside went well above and beyond to put his rookie over, leading to this amusing exchange with the commentators as Barrett ground down his opponent that got Internet fans cheering:

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* As of early In 2010 Wrestling/ChrisJericho has been doing did a form of this on WWE NXT, which at the time was a show where eight "rookies" are were paired with a "pro" mentor as they wrestle wrestled in hopes of winning a WWE contract. On the first episode he was rather displeased at his rookie Wrestling/WadeBarrett's verbal sucking up when introducing Jericho, but when it was Barrett wrestling on the fourth episode, Jericho at ringside went well above and beyond to put his rookie over, leading to this amusing exchange with the commentators as Barrett ground down his opponent that got Internet fans cheering:



* Wrestling/CMPunk, after turning back heel in the middle of 2012 following a full year as the company's top babyface, continued to get cheered despite his character mutating from a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold cocky but genuine wrestling revolutionary]] to outright [[ItsAllAboutMe respect-demanding]] [[{{Jerkass}} jackass]]. This was understandable at first, considering most of his heel run early on consisted of feuding with a SmugSuper BaseBreaker and a face commentator prone to MoralDissonance who both couldn't even admit that, being a long-running WWE Champion considered by many to be a leader for the young talent in the back, his claim to "Best in the World" status had some legs. Even Punk's later dickish habit of constantly interrupting legends was admissible, considering how many times a Hall of Famer would come up and tell him he had to fight Wrestling/JohnCena for the infiniteth time to validate his career. However, the self-proclaimed habitual line stepper would achieve new lows not seen since the death of Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, first when he taunted Wrestling/JerryLawler for his real-life heart attack the night of Lawler's official return to commentary, then when he interrupted Wrestling/TheUndertaker's tribute to the late Wrestling/PaulBearer less than a week after the latter's real-life death just to put himself over as the man who'll defeat Undertaker at WrestleMania, even using Bearer's name in the process. Even Wrestling/VickieGuerrero felt he deserved to be punished. Yet fans ''still'' cheer for him.

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* Wrestling/CMPunk, after turning back heel in the middle of 2012 following a full year as the company's top babyface, continued to get cheered despite his character mutating from a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold cocky but genuine wrestling revolutionary]] to outright [[ItsAllAboutMe respect-demanding]] [[{{Jerkass}} jackass]]. This was understandable at first, considering most of his heel run early on consisted of feuding with a SmugSuper BaseBreaker and a face commentator prone to MoralDissonance who both couldn't even admit that, being a long-running WWE Champion considered by many to be a leader for the young talent in the back, his claim to "Best in the World" status had some legs. Even Punk's later dickish habit of constantly interrupting legends was admissible, considering how many times a Hall of Famer would come up and tell him he had to fight Wrestling/JohnCena for the infiniteth time to validate his career. However, the self-proclaimed habitual line stepper would achieve new lows not seen since the death of Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, first when he taunted Wrestling/JerryLawler for his real-life heart attack the night of Lawler's official return to commentary, then when he interrupted Wrestling/TheUndertaker's tribute to the late Wrestling/PaulBearer less than a week after the latter's real-life death just to put himself over as the man who'll defeat Undertaker at WrestleMania, even using Bearer's name in the process. Even Wrestling/VickieGuerrero felt he deserved to be punished. Yet fans ''still'' cheer cheered for him.



* Wrestling/BrockLesnar is usually characterized as a remorseless monster bent on destruction, dominance, and bringing the pain, and even in RealLife came into the business with a huge mercenarial JerkJock attitude towards wrestling which even now is still there and which he admits to with no shame. But because he's such a freakishly talented athletic badass, a lot of people still love him. Granted, a lot of those people [[LoveToHate love seeing him as a HEEL]] because of all of the above, but still… between his sporadic appearances since his "return" to WWE, his popularity has dwindled somewhat though. After breaking Wrestling/TheUndertaker's streak at ''Wrestling/WrestleMania'' ''XXX'' on April 6, 2014, though, the XPacHeat picked up steam to such a degree that even Lesnar was surprised. Then he destroyed Wrestling/JohnCena at Wrestling/SummerSlam four months later and [[WinBackTheCrowd won back the crowd]].

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* Wrestling/BrockLesnar is usually characterized as a remorseless monster bent on destruction, dominance, and bringing the pain, and even in RealLife came into the business with a huge mercenarial mercenary JerkJock attitude towards wrestling which even now is still there and which he admits to with no shame. But because he's such a freakishly talented athletic badass, a lot of people still love him. Granted, a lot of those people [[LoveToHate love seeing him as a HEEL]] because of all of the above, but still… between his sporadic appearances since his "return" to WWE, his popularity has dwindled somewhat though. After breaking Wrestling/TheUndertaker's streak at ''Wrestling/WrestleMania'' ''XXX'' on April 6, 2014, though, the XPacHeat picked up steam to such a degree that even Lesnar was surprised. Then he destroyed Wrestling/JohnCena at Wrestling/SummerSlam four months later and [[WinBackTheCrowd won back the crowd]].
24th Oct '15 12:00:38 PM SomeoneElse17
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* In 2013, Act Yasukawa turned heel on her Trouble 2 Maker stable mates by smacking Yoshiko with a steel chair after they failed to win the Artist Of Stardom titles with Natsuki*Taiyo and joined Kimura Monster Gun. Well, she tried anyway but the fans kept treating her like a baby face and wildly cheered for her. She was still trying, unsuccessfully, to get heat the next year, going so far as to bust open Kris Wolf(who was [[EnemyCivilWar technically another stablemate]]). She would eventually spit rum on a fan chanting her name, which lead to more fans chanting her name and lining up to be spat on.

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* In 2013, Act Yasukawa turned heel on her Trouble 2 Maker stable mates by smacking Yoshiko with a steel chair after they failed to win the Artist Of Stardom titles with Natsuki*Taiyo and joined Kimura Monster Gun. Well, she tried anyway but the fans kept treating her like a baby face and wildly cheered for her. She was still trying, unsuccessfully, to get heat the next year, going so far as to bust open Kris Wolf(who was [[EnemyCivilWar technically another stablemate]]). She would eventually spit rum on a fan chanting her name, which lead to more fans chanting her name and lining up to be spat on.on.
* It is a testament to just how good Wrestling/SashaBanks is that it took weeks after her match at ''NXT Takeover: Respect'' for her to find her way onto this list. This is a woman who, since being corrupted into turning heel by Wrestling/SummerRae, has routinely attacked her rivals' injured and vulnerable body parts both inside and outside of matches, [[Wrestling/{{Bayley}} kicking away crutches]], [[Wrestling/{{Charlotte}} mocking former friends' catchphrases]], [[Wrestling/BeckyLynch attempting to completely rip former allies' arms off]], trying to [[Wrestling/{{Bayley}} crush competitors' hands via steel steps and/or her boots on multiple occasions]], and [[CheapHeat taunting young superfans of young superfans to tears]], all for daring to compete against her for the NXT Women's Championship. The problem is, she's one of the stars if not THE star of arguably the greatest representation of female wrestling in WWE history with the NXT women's division; she's prone to bursting into tears of joy and disbelief whenever she accomplishes or takes part in milestone occasions so it's easy to feel happy and/or sympathetic for her; and her favorite wrestler of all time and closest inspiration is…actually, more on him in a bit.
* Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's career motto since his WCW days was all about cheating, openly flaunting all sorts of dishonorable tactics as a form of pride. He was willing to sell out his fellow luchadors by unmasking them for an investigation and even drove [[Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr his own nephew]] into madness by trying to rope him into following his ways (though Chavo eventually did so willingly years later in WWE). As his feud with Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr in 2005 showed, if he got particularly driven about something he could be prone to obsessive, sociopathic tendencies and absolutely vile measures. Yet because of his talent, his charm, and the fact that in real life he was a recovered drug addict and a born-again Christian who always had love for the people around him, his character got away with ''a lot'' of crap in the eyes of fans, so much so that it literally took the stipulation of putting the custody of Rey Mysterio's son on the line following Eddie's claim that Dominick was actually his for people to universally want Rey to beat Eddie in a match that year. And that's all BEFORE the man's death.
15th Sep '15 6:32:57 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* In 2013, Act Yasukawa turned heel on her Trouble 2 Maker stable mates by smacking Yoshiko with a steel chair after they failed to win the Artist Of Stardom titles with Natsuki*Taiyo and joined Kimura Monster Gun. Well, she tried anyway but the fans kept treating her like a baby face and wildly cheered for her. She was still trying, unsuccessfully, to get heat the next, going so far as to bust open Kris Wolf(who was [[EnemyCivilWar technically another stablemate]]). She would eventually spit run on a fan chanting her name, which lead to more fans chanting her name and lining up to be spat on.

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* In 2013, Act Yasukawa turned heel on her Trouble 2 Maker stable mates by smacking Yoshiko with a steel chair after they failed to win the Artist Of Stardom titles with Natsuki*Taiyo and joined Kimura Monster Gun. Well, she tried anyway but the fans kept treating her like a baby face and wildly cheered for her. She was still trying, unsuccessfully, to get heat the next, next year, going so far as to bust open Kris Wolf(who was [[EnemyCivilWar technically another stablemate]]). She would eventually spit run rum on a fan chanting her name, which lead to more fans chanting her name and lining up to be spat on.
12th Aug '15 7:57:15 PM SomeoneElse17
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* The dynamic between Kane and Undertaker is particularly unhealthy. Despite the fact that Kane has stated at one time that his entire reason for being in the WWE was to rid himself of Undertaker, Taker himself has admitted that two of his few joys are fighting alongside '''and''' against Kane. Taking that to his logical extreme, as we easily can because of their career's heated pattern, he doesn't care if he's helping Kane retain the World Heavyweight title or if he's trying to end Kane in order to take it from him. Sure, that means if he and Kane are both in a fight he's having fun, but there's no consistent show of regard for each other's well-being anywhere in this. If they're together, they're not just content with winning—they're out to make a couple of unlucky sods' lives physically miserable as some sort of twisted friendly competition with each other. If they're against each other, they're trying to destroy each other for months, and it's almost guaranteed one of them is going away for awhile when it's all over. Yet, despite how unhealthy it is for everyone around, people still never tire of seeing them in the same ring. Then again, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent they're demons]].

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* The dynamic between Kane and Undertaker is particularly unhealthy. Despite the fact that Kane has stated at one time that his entire reason for being in the WWE was to rid himself of Undertaker, Taker himself has admitted that two of his few joys are fighting alongside '''and''' against Kane. Taking that to his logical extreme, as we easily can because of their career's heated pattern, he doesn't care if he's helping Kane retain the World Heavyweight title or if he's trying to end Kane in order to take it from him. Sure, that means if he and Kane are both in a fight he's having fun, but there's no consistent show of regard for each other's well-being anywhere in this. If they're together, they're not just content with winning—they're out to make a couple of unlucky sods' lives physically miserable as some sort of twisted friendly competition with each other. If they're against each other, they're trying to destroy each other for months, and it's almost guaranteed one of them is going away for awhile when it's all over. Yet, despite how unhealthy it is for everyone around, people still never tire of seeing them in the same Brothers of Destruction sharing a wrestling ring. Then again, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent they're demons]].
12th Aug '15 7:56:32 PM SomeoneElse17
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* Wrestling/{{Kane}} deserves a mention. Kane once [[ContinuityCavalcade gave himself]] [[ListOfTransgressions a mention]]. The short version: he's [[CardCarryingVillain the Devil's]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Favorite Demon]]. The long version: he grew up [[TheUnfavorite locked in a basement]], suffering severe [[PhysicalScarsPsychologicalScars psychological and emotional scarring]] when [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker his brother]] [[OutOfTheInferno set his parents on fire]]. From there, he shifted around among a series of mental institutions until he was grown, at which point he buried his brother alive. Twice.[[note]]Three times, actually.[[/note]] Since then, he's set [[Wrestling/JimRoss a couple]] [[Wrestling/MontelVontaviousPorter of people]] [[KillItWithFire on fire]] and [[WouldHitAGirl abducted]] [[Wrestling/{{Lita}} various]] [[Wrestling/KellyKelly co-workers]]. Oh, and he, uh, [[UnnecessaryRoughness once electrocuted]] [[Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon a man's]] [[GroinAttack testicles]]. Years ago, [[DiscontinuityNod he had a girlfriend named Katie]], but [[AbortedArc let's just say that didn't turn out too well]]. His [[{{Kayfabe}} real father]] is a guy named Wrestling/PaulBearer, who he recently trapped in a meat locker. He's been [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe married]], [[YourCheatingHeart divorced]], [[WeddingSmashers broke up]] his [[Wrestling/{{Lita}} ex-wife's]] [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} wedding]] and [[FinishingMove Tombstoned]] [[RefugeInAudacity the priest]]. And, [[ForTheEvulz for reasons never quite explained]], he has an [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking unhealthy obsession with torturing]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Pete Rose]]. Yet, either because fans felt sorry for the character due to the various tragedies that shaped his psyche or because they respected the performer so damn much, he's remained one of WWE's most popular wrestler throughout his career. That is, until he went [[Wrestling/TheAuthority Corporate]].

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* Wrestling/{{Kane}} deserves a mention. Kane once [[ContinuityCavalcade gave himself]] [[ListOfTransgressions a mention]]. The short version: he's [[CardCarryingVillain the Devil's]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Favorite Demon]]. The long version: he grew up [[TheUnfavorite locked in a basement]], suffering severe [[PhysicalScarsPsychologicalScars psychological and emotional scarring]] when [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker his brother]] [[OutOfTheInferno set his parents on fire]]. From there, he shifted around among a series of mental institutions until he was grown, at which point he buried his brother alive. Twice.[[note]]Three times, actually.[[/note]] Since then, he's set [[Wrestling/JimRoss a couple]] [[Wrestling/MontelVontaviousPorter of people]] [[KillItWithFire on fire]] and [[WouldHitAGirl abducted]] [[Wrestling/{{Lita}} various]] [[Wrestling/KellyKelly co-workers]]. Oh, and he, uh, [[UnnecessaryRoughness once electrocuted]] [[Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon a man's]] [[GroinAttack testicles]]. Years ago, [[DiscontinuityNod he had a girlfriend named Katie]], but [[AbortedArc let's just say that didn't turn out too well]]. His [[{{Kayfabe}} real father]] is a guy named Wrestling/PaulBearer, who he recently trapped in a meat locker. He's been [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe married]], [[YourCheatingHeart divorced]], [[WeddingSmashers broke up]] his [[Wrestling/{{Lita}} ex-wife's]] [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} wedding]] and [[FinishingMove Tombstoned]] [[RefugeInAudacity the priest]]. And, [[ForTheEvulz for reasons never quite explained]], he has an [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking unhealthy obsession with torturing]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Pete Rose]]. Yet, either because fans felt sorry for the character due to the various tragedies that shaped his psyche or because they respected the performer so damn much, he's remained one of WWE's most popular wrestler wrestlers throughout his career.career whether face or heel. That is, until he went [[Wrestling/TheAuthority Corporate]].
12th Aug '15 7:56:05 PM SomeoneElse17
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* Wrestling/{{Kane}} deserves a mention. Kane once [[ContinuityCavalcade gave himself]] [[ListOfTransgressions a mention]]. The short version: he's [[CardCarryingVillain the Devil's]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Favorite Demon]]. The long version: he grew up [[TheUnfavorite locked in a basement]], suffering severe [[PhysicalScarsPsychologicalScars psychological and emotional scarring]] when [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker his brother]] [[OutOfTheInferno set his parents on fire]]. From there, he shifted around among a series of mental institutions until he was grown, at which point he buried his brother alive. Twice.[[note]]Three times, actually.[[/note]] Since then, he's set [[Wrestling/JimRoss a couple]] [[Wrestling/MontelVontaviousPorter of people]] [[KillItWithFire on fire]] and [[WouldHitAGirl abducted]] [[Wrestling/{{Lita}} various]] [[Wrestling/KellyKelly co-workers]]. Oh, and he, uh, [[UnnecessaryRoughness once electrocuted]] [[Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon a man's]] [[GroinAttack testicles]]. Years ago, [[DiscontinuityNod he had a girlfriend named Katie]], but [[AbortedArc let's just say that didn't turn out too well]]. His [[{{Kayfabe}} real father]] is a guy named Wrestling/PaulBearer, who he recently trapped in a meat locker. He's been [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe married]], [[YourCheatingHeart divorced]], [[WeddingSmashers broke up]] his [[Wrestling/{{Lita}} ex-wife's]] [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} wedding]] and [[FinishingMove Tombstoned]] [[RefugeInAudacity the priest]]. And, [[ForTheEvulz for reasons never quite explained]], he has an [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking unhealthy obsession with torturing]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Pete Rose]]. Yet, either because they felt sorry for the character due to the various tragedies that shaped his psyche or because they respected the performer so damn much, he's remained one of WWE's most popular wrestler throughout his career. That is, until he went [[Wrestling/TheAuthority Corporate]].

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* Wrestling/{{Kane}} deserves a mention. Kane once [[ContinuityCavalcade gave himself]] [[ListOfTransgressions a mention]]. The short version: he's [[CardCarryingVillain the Devil's]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Favorite Demon]]. The long version: he grew up [[TheUnfavorite locked in a basement]], suffering severe [[PhysicalScarsPsychologicalScars psychological and emotional scarring]] when [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker his brother]] [[OutOfTheInferno set his parents on fire]]. From there, he shifted around among a series of mental institutions until he was grown, at which point he buried his brother alive. Twice.[[note]]Three times, actually.[[/note]] Since then, he's set [[Wrestling/JimRoss a couple]] [[Wrestling/MontelVontaviousPorter of people]] [[KillItWithFire on fire]] and [[WouldHitAGirl abducted]] [[Wrestling/{{Lita}} various]] [[Wrestling/KellyKelly co-workers]]. Oh, and he, uh, [[UnnecessaryRoughness once electrocuted]] [[Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon a man's]] [[GroinAttack testicles]]. Years ago, [[DiscontinuityNod he had a girlfriend named Katie]], but [[AbortedArc let's just say that didn't turn out too well]]. His [[{{Kayfabe}} real father]] is a guy named Wrestling/PaulBearer, who he recently trapped in a meat locker. He's been [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe married]], [[YourCheatingHeart divorced]], [[WeddingSmashers broke up]] his [[Wrestling/{{Lita}} ex-wife's]] [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} wedding]] and [[FinishingMove Tombstoned]] [[RefugeInAudacity the priest]]. And, [[ForTheEvulz for reasons never quite explained]], he has an [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking unhealthy obsession with torturing]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Pete Rose]]. Yet, either because they fans felt sorry for the character due to the various tragedies that shaped his psyche or because they respected the performer so damn much, he's remained one of WWE's most popular wrestler throughout his career. That is, until he went [[Wrestling/TheAuthority Corporate]].
12th Aug '15 7:55:40 PM SomeoneElse17
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* Wrestling/{{Kane}} deserves a mention. Kane once [[ContinuityCavalcade gave himself]] [[ListOfTransgressions a mention]]. The short version: he's [[CardCarryingVillain the Devil's]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Favorite Demon]]. The long version: he grew up [[TheUnfavorite locked in a basement]], suffering severe [[PhysicalScarsPsychologicalScars psychological and emotional scarring]] when [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker his brother]] [[OutOfTheInferno set his parents on fire]]. From there, he shifted around among a series of mental institutions until he was grown, at which point he buried his brother alive. Twice.[[note]]Three times, actually.[[/note]] twice. Since then, he's set [[Wrestling/JimRoss a couple]] [[Wrestling/MontelVontaviousPorter of people]] [[KillItWithFire on fire]] and [[WouldHitAGirl abducted]] [[Wrestling/{{Lita}} various]] [[Wrestling/KellyKelly co-workers]]. Oh, and he, uh, [[UnnecessaryRoughness once electrocuted]] [[Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon a man's]] [[GroinAttack testicles]]. Years ago, [[DiscontinuityNod he had a girlfriend named Katie]], but [[AbortedArc let's just say that didn't turn out too well]]. His [[{{Kayfabe}} real father]] is a guy named Wrestling/PaulBearer, who he recently trapped in a meat locker. He's been [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe married]], [[YourCheatingHeart divorced]], [[WeddingSmashers broke up]] his [[Wrestling/{{Lita}} ex-wife's]] [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} wedding]] and [[FinishingMove Tombstoned]] [[RefugeInAudacity the priest]]. And, [[ForTheEvulz for reasons never quite explained]], he has an [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking unhealthy obsession with torturing]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Pete Rose]]. Yet, either because they felt sorry for the character due to the various tragedies that shaped his psyche or because they respected the performer so damn much, he's remained one of WWE's most popular wrestler throughout his career. That is, until he went [[Wrestling/TheAuthority Corporate]].

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* Wrestling/{{Kane}} deserves a mention. Kane once [[ContinuityCavalcade gave himself]] [[ListOfTransgressions a mention]]. The short version: he's [[CardCarryingVillain the Devil's]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Favorite Demon]]. The long version: he grew up [[TheUnfavorite locked in a basement]], suffering severe [[PhysicalScarsPsychologicalScars psychological and emotional scarring]] when [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker his brother]] [[OutOfTheInferno set his parents on fire]]. From there, he shifted around among a series of mental institutions until he was grown, at which point he buried his brother alive. Twice.[[note]]Three times, actually.[[/note]] twice. Since then, he's set [[Wrestling/JimRoss a couple]] [[Wrestling/MontelVontaviousPorter of people]] [[KillItWithFire on fire]] and [[WouldHitAGirl abducted]] [[Wrestling/{{Lita}} various]] [[Wrestling/KellyKelly co-workers]]. Oh, and he, uh, [[UnnecessaryRoughness once electrocuted]] [[Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon a man's]] [[GroinAttack testicles]]. Years ago, [[DiscontinuityNod he had a girlfriend named Katie]], but [[AbortedArc let's just say that didn't turn out too well]]. His [[{{Kayfabe}} real father]] is a guy named Wrestling/PaulBearer, who he recently trapped in a meat locker. He's been [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe married]], [[YourCheatingHeart divorced]], [[WeddingSmashers broke up]] his [[Wrestling/{{Lita}} ex-wife's]] [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} wedding]] and [[FinishingMove Tombstoned]] [[RefugeInAudacity the priest]]. And, [[ForTheEvulz for reasons never quite explained]], he has an [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking unhealthy obsession with torturing]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Pete Rose]]. Yet, either because they felt sorry for the character due to the various tragedies that shaped his psyche or because they respected the performer so damn much, he's remained one of WWE's most popular wrestler throughout his career. That is, until he went [[Wrestling/TheAuthority Corporate]].
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* Wrestling/{{Kane}} deserves a mention. In the WWE, he has stalked and tormented people just for the hell of it and has even stated that his entire reason for being in the WWE was to rid himself of Wrestling/TheUndertaker. Undertaker has even admitted that two of his few joys are fighting alongside '''and''' against Kane. Taking that to his logical extreme, as we easily can because of their career's heated pattern, he doesn't care if he's helping Kane retain the World Heavyweight title or if he's trying to end Kane in order to take it from him. Sure, that means if he and Kane are both in a fight he's having fun, but there's no consistent show of regard for each other's well-being anywhere in this. Then again, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent they're demons]].

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* Wrestling/{{Kane}} deserves a mention. In Kane once [[ContinuityCavalcade gave himself]] [[ListOfTransgressions a mention]]. The short version: he's [[CardCarryingVillain the WWE, Devil's]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Favorite Demon]]. The long version: he grew up [[TheUnfavorite locked in a basement]], suffering severe [[PhysicalScarsPsychologicalScars psychological and emotional scarring]] when [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker his brother]] [[OutOfTheInferno set his parents on fire]]. From there, he shifted around among a series of mental institutions until he was grown, at which point he buried his brother alive. Twice.[[note]]Three times, actually.[[/note]] twice. Since then, he's set [[Wrestling/JimRoss a couple]] [[Wrestling/MontelVontaviousPorter of people]] [[KillItWithFire on fire]] and [[WouldHitAGirl abducted]] [[Wrestling/{{Lita}} various]] [[Wrestling/KellyKelly co-workers]]. Oh, and he, uh, [[UnnecessaryRoughness once electrocuted]] [[Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon a man's]] [[GroinAttack testicles]]. Years ago, [[DiscontinuityNod he had a girlfriend named Katie]], but [[AbortedArc let's just say that didn't turn out too well]]. His [[{{Kayfabe}} real father]] is a guy named Wrestling/PaulBearer, who he recently trapped in a meat locker. He's been [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe married]], [[YourCheatingHeart divorced]], [[WeddingSmashers broke up]] his [[Wrestling/{{Lita}} ex-wife's]] [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} wedding]] and [[FinishingMove Tombstoned]] [[RefugeInAudacity the priest]]. And, [[ForTheEvulz for reasons never quite explained]], he has stalked an [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking unhealthy obsession with torturing]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} Pete Rose]]. Yet, either because they felt sorry for the character due to the various tragedies that shaped his psyche or because they respected the performer so damn much, he's remained one of WWE's most popular wrestler throughout his career. That is, until he went [[Wrestling/TheAuthority Corporate]].
* For said brother's part, Wrestling/TheUndertaker can usually be reliably cited as a standing model of dark justice: however, he has at times abused his macabre image of power to commit frightening acts of evil, almost bordering on BewareTheSuperman. Take, for example, the time period in which he became a [[Wrestling/MinistryOfDarkness minister of darkness]], claiming he set the fire at the funeral home on purpose, trying to embalm Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin alive on a table backstage, assembling a {{Hollywood Satani|sm}}c {{cult}} which routinely engaged in kidnapping
and tormented people just for symbolic HumanSacrifice of [[EqualOpportunityEvil men and women alike]], including Wrestling/VinceMcMahon's daughter Wrestling/{{Stephanie|McMahon}}—and somehow ended up merging its way into a plot to take the title off Steve Austin by the very same mad chairman whose company they originally wanted to take over. Or the period in which he forced [[Wrestling/JimRoss a guy]] to literally kiss Vince's ass, assaulted [[Wrestling/RicFlair a legend's]] son unprovoked, put a [[Wrestling/JeffHardy fa]][[Wrestling/MattHardy mi]][[Wrestling/{{Lita}} ly]] in the hospital, and beat the hell out of it [[Wrestling/HulkHogan another legend]] with a chain just because he felt he [[DudeWheresMyRespect wasn't getting enough respect]]. He was clearly the heel in those time periods, yet the respect he commanded kept him cheered through most of it. At other points in time he's also at least symbolically burned [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} a man]] to [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Hell]], routinely [[FinishingMove Tombstoned]] physically lesser parties such as [[Wrestling/VickieGuerrero women]] and [[Wrestling/PaulHeyman managers]] for getting in his path, and nearly [[KilledOffForReal killed]] [[Wrestling/PaulBearer some]][[Wrestling/MuhammadHassan one]] at the Great American Bash two consecutive years—but those are more [[PaintTheHeroBlack painting the hero black]].
* The dynamic between Kane and Undertaker is particularly unhealthy. Despite the fact that Kane
has even stated at one time that his entire reason for being in the WWE was to rid himself of Wrestling/TheUndertaker. Undertaker Undertaker, Taker himself has even admitted that two of his few joys are fighting alongside '''and''' against Kane. Taking that to his logical extreme, as we easily can because of their career's heated pattern, he doesn't care if he's helping Kane retain the World Heavyweight title or if he's trying to end Kane in order to take it from him. Sure, that means if he and Kane are both in a fight he's having fun, but there's no consistent show of regard for each other's well-being anywhere in this. If they're together, they're not just content with winning—they're out to make a couple of unlucky sods' lives physically miserable as some sort of twisted friendly competition with each other. If they're against each other, they're trying to destroy each other for months, and it's almost guaranteed one of them is going away for awhile when it's all over. Yet, despite how unhealthy it is for everyone around, people still never tire of seeing them in the same ring. Then again, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent they're demons]].
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