The ultimate goal of a professional wrestling promotion is to entertain. Whether it be through a match, a storyline or a backstage segment, the fans must be pleased.
But sometimes this entertainment may cross a line. For the purposes of this slideshow, it's the WWE and its segments.
The WWE is undoubtedly the holy grail of wrestling companies. However, that does not mean it's exempt from mistakes.
Here are the most crude, offensive and disgusting segments in WWE history.
When you read the title of this article, the first thought that popped in your head was probably Katie Vick. And why shouldn't it be?
So since we're all pretty well-versed on this little incident, let's get it out of the way.
It may be a bit awkward showing up uninvited to a funeral. But it's a whole other situation when you try to steal the casket of the deceased.
During their WWE Championship feud going into "Armageddon," Big Boss Man decides to crash the funeral of Big Show's father.
As far as idiotic gimmicks go, there are a handful of distinguished individuals. You have The Yeti (or Yetay), Robocop, Shockmaster, and a bunch of others. Luckily or unluckily for the Gobbledy Gooker, he is a member of this esteemed class.
(For those who didn't know, that was Hector Guerrero in the costume.)
Back in 1998, Val Venis and Taka Michinoku were tag team partners in the WWE. However, Venis would betray Michinoku, prompting one of the most outrageous moments in professional wrestling history.
Venis was tied up in the locker room by Michinoku and Kaientai. Then Yamaguchi-San attempted to choppy choppy his, well you know. It rhymes with Venis...
After the segment, Val would later claim that his little buddy was still intact.
Today we look at Mark Henry as the ultimate heel. The current World Heavyweight Champion is now an unstoppable force that has simply dominated any competition that stood and stands in his way.
But if we rewind to 1999, where Mark Henry was known as none other than "Sexual Chocolate." Henry ran an angle with the great Mae Young. They were romantically linked at the time, yeah I know.
Well to make a nasty story short, Mae Young would give birth to a hand.
By the way, I don't know what's more astonishing...how Mark Henry went from doing boom boom with Mae Young to being the World Champion or the fact that Mae Young is still alive.
Prior to his current heel run, lil' Michael Cole wouldn't hurt a fly. So why does big ol' Heidenreich take advantage of him backstage? Because Heidenreich was sick.
Watch as Cole gets abducted and seduced by one of the freakiest men in wrestling history.
The video does an excellent job breaking this seemingly racist segment down.
Props to "WrestlingRandomness" of Youtube for the stellar video editing.
To celebrate his victory at New Year's Revolution, Edge announced that he and Lita would engage in a little celebration. To be more specific, Edge wanted to do the nasty with Lita on live television.
When the announcement came, I'm sure all wrestling fans asked, "Can they do that?!?!?"
Well, apparently they kinda did.
Anyway, we learned two things from this segment. One was that Edge was "dead in the bed, Fred" according to Ric Flair. The other was that sex sells. This segment earned a 5.2 rating, the highest for Monday Night Raw in over a year.
There are some touchy subjects that wrestling shouldn't, well touch. One of those subjects turned out to be illegal aliens entering the country.
It isn't exactly taboo, but after this skit with JBL, it had to be.
I think I speak on behalf of everyone when I say that these were fun.
Forced into retirement due to a shoulder injury, former WWE referee Tim White ran an angle where he was extremely depressed. So depressed that he attempted suicide about 5,672 times. He tried with a shotgun, rat poison, a noose, a toaster and bathtub, and more.
Each installment got weirder and funnier as they went along, right?
Tim White may have been a good referee, but he was pretty lousy at trying to kill himself.
When Vince McMahon' presumably died in a fiery limousine explosion, it didn't seem all that offensive at first. Sure it was pretty peculiar, even for Vince. But it wasn't anything that left a bad taste in the viewers' mouths.
But shortly after this segment ran, Chris Benoit would commit double murder and suicide, seeing his wife, his son, and himself as the victims.
Suddenly, the 'Vince is dead' gimmick was considerably distasteful. Since this unfortunate Benoit incident occurred just two weeks after the angle, the WWE immediately pulled the plug on it.
Since talking about Vince, here's another.
During a backstage segment at Survivor Series 2005, Vince McMahon ran into John Cena. McMahon greeted his cash cow with a slick handshake and then referred to Cena as his...
Ummm, Vince said John Cena was his...
Well, let's just say Vince pulled out a page in the book of Booker. Luckily, Booker was there to see it.
Any of your favorite moments miss this list?
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Thanks for viewing and remember...you could end up like Michael Cole.