When asked recently about the time that he created quite the controversy on social media by saying that wrestling was fake, Dana White was quick to give credit to Steve Austin for saving him from fans who bashed him for three straight weeks. The bashing subsided tremendously after Austin posted a message explaining what White really meant when he said those comments.
November 23, 2015
An unnecessary and minor controversy erupted over social media this weekend. Sami Zayn innocently posted that he was "bound for glory". Of course, that happens to be the name of a TNA pay per view, which immediately sparked speculations over his future with WWE. Zayn is not going to be jumping ship anytime soon. He is currently healing from a shoulder injury and will be back on television very soon.
October 10, 2015
Earlier in the week, Bret Hart sparked some controversy when he accused Hulk Hogan of being happy that Roddy Piper died. The cheap shot did more damage than normal because Hogan is still under the weight of a racial controversy. Hogan decided to respond through social media. He stated that the comments were out of line. Hogan also said that he is praying for Hart.
September 5, 2015
While he had no qualms about discussing the topic through social media, CM Punk opted for the high road when asked about the Hulk Hogan controversy during a questions and answers session with UFC fans this week. The former world heavyweight champion playfully mocked Hogan online by referencing an old Booker T interview and the much maligned Bill Cosby, another 80s icon.
July 26, 2015
Never one to avoid controversy, Vince Russo has drawn the ire of the internet wrestling community yet again. The source of discontent stems from the fact that he took to social media to say that Sami Zayn, who made his debut on Monday Night Raw this week, was not a television star yet. He stated that while the hardcore fans might know of him, the masses just assumed that he was some jobber that was in the ring with John Cena.
May 6, 2015
Another controversy could be looming between Darren Young and WWE. He refuses to fall in line with the company in supporting Floyd Mayweather for his huge upcoming fight against Manny Pacquiao. Young stated that he is supporting Pacquiao because Mayweather does not support in homosexuality, which is something that has been said throughout the years about the boxer. Young recently lashed out publicly against the company over social media.
February 23, 2015
When the nude scandal and allegations of an affair came out, many were under the belief that things between Seth Rollins and Zahra Schreiber would cool off tremendously for the time being in order to avoid further controversy being brought upon WWE. Well, it looks like the two of them are still involved with one another. Zahra even made contact with Rollins through social media, which is risky because that is open to the public.
February 16, 2015
From the moment that he decided to go public about his sexuality, Darren Young has largely avoided controversy. That all changed this week. Through his social media account, Young stated that he was disappointed that WWE would do shows in the United Arab Emirates, a place that does not accept homosexuality. His comments were picked up rather quickly by fans and the media, with a lot of people being critical of the company.
February 11, 2015
Since he is currently in the midst of a main event push by WWE, the last thing that Seth Rollins wanted was some controversy from outside the arena having an affect on what goes on in the ring. That is exactly what is happening right now, as nude photos of Rollins have surfaced online. They were posted via social media, and the reported culprit is his fiancee, who apparently is upset that Rollins has been having an affair with a developmental diva.
February 10, 2015
During the match between Ryback and Luke Harper during Monday Night Raw last night, JBL generated a bit of controversy with some comments that he made. When Harper flew over the ropes, the commentator stated that he looked like a "zombie Eddie Guerrero", which drew the ire of the internet wrestling community, who pounced him with some negative comments through social media. Guerrero still remains very popular with the fans.
February 4, 2015