The culture of the fan base in pro wrestling is unlike any other field in the sports or entertainment industry. Wrestling harbors more gossip and juicy backstage dirt that will become prevalent news stories in a way that isn’t as strong in the NFL, MLB or NBA. The entertainment world with celebrity life does have that same type of insider reporting but actors and musicians aren’t forced to share a locker room over 250 times per year like wrestlers. This causes chaos to erupt with stories breaking and being passed along to the point where we lose track of what’s true or false.
Many of the stories end up getting unintentionally created by fans rather than journalists or anonymous wrestlers. The fans are more in depth in their consumption of wrestling content and that leads to everyone having a wiser grasp of the inner workings. That can cause educated guesses or predictions getting carried over to the point where it becomes fact to new people hearing or reading the story. WWE particularly has become a hotbed for many wild theories on wacky tales that have taken a life of its own. The stories are usually never addressed since wrestlers try to keep their lives and backstage standing privately.
That doesn’t mean it should stop us from looking into or discussing the theories that are out there. As much as wrestlers do want you to believe everything on the internet is a lie, most of it turns out to be true. The “dirt sheets” nail future match results, debuts, firings and plenty more news that should be private so why not the crazy theories? We’ll look at some of the more popular fan theories that have been discussed for years. Not only are these theories fascinating in the history of WWE but these are the ones that we wish were actually the truth.
15 Steve Austin Refused to Wrestle Hulk Hogan
14 Triple H Sabotaged Roman Reigns
13 Sid’s Pet Squirrel
12 Paul Heyman’s Shoot Promo on Vince McMahon Was Unscripted
11 CM Punk’s “Pipe Bomb” Promo Wasn’t Approved by WWE
10 Scott Steiner Humiliated Triple H
9 Moolah and Mae Young Were a Couple
8 Randy Orton Refused to End Undertaker’s Streak
7 William Regal Intentionally Made a Fool of Bill Goldberg
6 Joey Styles Punched Out JBL
5 Triple H vs. Kevin Dunn
4 Two Ultimate Warriors?
3 Vince McMahon Paid Vince Russo to Kill WCW
2 Randy Savage Gave Hulk Hogan a Black Eye Before WrestleMania 9
1 The Montreal Screwjob Was a Work
The Montreal Screwjob still lives on today with speculation that everyone was in on it and it all went according to plan. Vince McMahon instructed the time keeper to ring the bell and have Bret Hart unknowingly lose the title to hated enemy Shawn Michaels. The legend goes that Vince, Shawn and Triple H knew but Bret was out of the loop causing him to snap following the match. Everyone debates the specifics on if it was a work or an actual real life scenario unfolding. Considering the success WWE went on to have following the turn of events and the sticky personal situation between all parties, it would have been a better story if it was a work rather than a tale of deceit and heartbreak.
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