In the Professional Wrestling business, the term Kayfabe represents the portrayal of organized/staged events which usually take place within the industry in order to perfectly orchestrate a particular storyline. Kayfabe generally helps wrestlers to portray their on-screen characters, helps in developing a rivalry, and overall helps in the progression of a story.
The term Kayfabe also revolves around various on-screen feuds, angles, and a wrestler's particular gimmicks as well, however, as the WWE gradually progressed and slowly moved on from the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression era towards the PG era, Kayfabe eventually started to die, at least for a particular fanbase who have been closely following the WWE for quite a few years now.
For several years, certain superstars such as the likes of The Undertaker, Kane, and Rey Mysterio have been best known for keeping kayfabe alive and it is somewhat unfair to the superstar's of today's generation who get exposed for breaking kayfabe every now and then.
That being said, let us not exclude the fact that back in the good old Attitude Era days there has been some legendary kayfabe breaking moments and with that being said, we'll take an in-depth look at 10 times kayfabe was broken within the WWE.
#10 Baron Corbin consoles a child
Having been called up to the main roster in 2017, Shinsuke Nakamura immediately found himself in the middle of a feud against 'The Lone Wolf' Baron Corbin, who in the build-up to their rivalry made sure that Nakamura didn't get his hands on the Money in the Bank briefcase, eventually winning it himself as well.
On an episode of SmackDown Live in July of 2017, following Baron Corbin's dark match defeat to Shinsuke Nakamura, the former Money in the Bank briefcase holder was seen consoling a child in his arms at ringside.
Corbin, who clearly was a mean bad heel, broke kayfabe in order to show compassion towards the kid was certainly a bit shocking and for that matter, 'The Lone Wolf' also gifted the kid a t-shirt and as it turned out the child was apparently Corbin's family member. Well, that's what 'The Lone Wolf' had claimed at that time.