In the cartoon world of wrestling, there have always been heroes and villains. Even in the Attitude Era when the concept of heeldom was turned on its head, the premise remained the same. Good always wins, evil always loses, but only after a few hellacious battles.
For some in the wrestling community, there are certain superstars that break this simple concept. A wrestler may be billed as a face, but owing to their marketing or personality, they are disliked. Alternatively a heel may be popular if what they are doing is entertaining.
The master of the heel fan favorite is of course Stone Cold Steve Austin. His brand of chaotic entertainment revolutionised wrestling and helped stabilise the WWE just as it appeared that they would go broke.
There are some wrestlers, however, that defy even this rule. These are superstars who are liked and disliked in equal measure. The example here is of course John Cena. Perhaps like no other, the wrestling world has both accepted and rejected the leader of the Cenation.
This slideshow will highlight seven wrestling superstars who have their admirers and their critics. These are of course but a small example in wrestling history, so please feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section.