WWE: Ranking the most hated World Champions of all time
WWE represents the best form of pro-wrestling and is the undisputed leader of this market. Ever since its inception, it has produced a number of world champion wrestlers, both as a face as well as a heel. However, not all of them have been accepted as a champion by the fans. In the same light, we rank the most hated World Champions of all-time.
The greatest (!) world champion in history of SmackDown
We start the list with one of the most hated superstars of all time in WWE. Back in 2004, when the brand split was genuine, John Bradshaw Layfield (JBL) ruled SmackDown for almost a year as the WWE Champion. However, after winning the championship controversially, JBL retained the title on most occasions via unfair means, and this is why fans never really accepted him.
The most hated Indian of all time
Jinder Mahal was recently crowned as the WWE Champion, when he won the title in 2017. Although he won the title using fair means, he decided to defend and retain it using unfair tactics. Least to say, the WWE crowd has never been in favor of Indians, especially as champions. Further, the extreme boos Mahal received throughout told us how much fans hated him.
The most hated Hunter
Triple H is one of the legendary WWE Champions of all time, both as a face and a heel. However, his wins as heel were conniving. His most hated championship stint was when he back-stabbed fellow Evolution team-mate Randy Orton and stole the World Championship from him using unfair means. Although the stint it did not last long, fans displayed genuine hatred towards him.
Everyone hates The Viper
Randy Orton was over the moon after becoming one of the youngest World Champions back in 2004. However, every time he has won the World Championship as a heel, fans have hated him. Orton is undoubtedly one of the most hated heels of all-time in WWE. Further, his sick nature actually makes it difficult to love him as a champion.
The Beast is the most hated of them all
Undoubtedly, the number one has to be Brock Lesnar, and it is due to his part-time stints. While he was regular when he made his debut back in 2002, since his return in 2012, he has become a part-timer. Moreover, despite winning the World Championships on multiple occasions, he defends it on a part-time basis. This part-time business has cost him his fan base.