* DudeNotFunny: At a house show in Germany in 2004, JBL, in an attempt to get heel heat, did the Nazi salute while goose-steeping in the ring. That act resulted in his firing from his {{MSNBC}} commentary role.
** During his 2012 return to commentary, he made false comments about Carlos Colon (father of Carlito and Primo, uncle of Epico) owing him money that deeply offended the Colon family. He has since apologized and refrained from making similar remarks about other wrestlers. Interestingly enough, an earlier, more scathing attack on Mil Mascaras (uncle of Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio haven't brought up as much controversy, though other stars such as WWE Hall of Famer [[Wrestling/FreddieBlassie "Classy" Freddie Blassie]], Wrestling/MickFoley and Wrestling/ChrisJericho all slammed Mascaras in their books, saying they hated working with him.
** In a moment of this trope directed at someone else, the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior in 2005 once called former wrestler Droz a cripple, due to him being left quadriplegic after a truly horrible botch. In response, JBL called him a "piece of shit".
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Both as an Acolyte and as a color commentator, especially his current run using his old-school knowledge and having him take the heel-sympathizing role that has long been missed since JerryLawler abandoned it in favor of being neutral in the 2005 [[labelnote:*]]as a foil to then-heel Jonathan Coachman[[/labelnote]] and face-leaning later on. [[note]]Color analysts [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality regardless of their own alignments]], often sympathize with heels to provide a foil to the neutral or babyface-leaning lead commentator. While MichaelCole (a commentator) was heel from 2010-2012, he was babyface-leaning as well except to the enemies of his favorites (ie. DanielBryan)[[/note]]
* FridgeHorror: You know how JBL used to hate Tully Blanchard for bullying him in the earlier years of his career, yet he would justify the hazing he visited upon young wrestlers and non-wrestling veteran newcomers to WWE? Now look up studies correlating abuse suffered in one's formative years with likelihood of becoming an abuser later on in life.
* MemeticMolester: {{Edge}} mentioned in his autobiography, ''Adam Copeland on Edge'', that Bradshaw soaped his ass in a shower. The fandom picked up on this and took this out of context, implicating that Bradshaw might have raped some wrestlers.
* MemeticMutation: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuHoSeEX74w SHUT UP!]]
** Do you remember ? JBL was there.
** "Maggle": Popular online spelling of JBL's pronunciation of Michael Cole's name. Has turned into an AscendedMeme as JBL will sometimes spell it that way on Twitter.
* XPacHeat: A lot of fans felt his title reign went on for too long. Hell before that a lot of fans thought his title reign should not have happened and before ''that'' called the breakup of the APA premature. Thankfully, Vince later bumped him to the commentary desk and allowed him to hone his rapport with Michael Cole -- until he wore out his welcome there, too.
-->'''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2WQHATbb8k#t=1140s Wrestle! Wrestle!]]''''': When Wrestling/BookerT ''isn't'' the worst one at the table, set the table on fire.
** Beating the shit out of Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie did not help his popularity either (at least with the [[Wrestling/ExtremeChampionshipWrestling Mutants]]).