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5 Hated heels in the WWE that are secretly adorable in real life

As the old adage goes, never judge a book by its cover!

Top 5 / Top 10 17 May 2017, 16:48 IST
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Gone are the days when heels in the WWE meticulously kept up appearances to the outside world as well. Today, everybody knows that they are just nefarious characters being played on television, nothing more.

Even still, as faithful pro-wrestling fans, we get a teensy little kick when a heel actually breaks character and appears in the real world as any other normal person would do. It comes hand in hand with the realisation that the way we’re conditioned to view them, isn’t who they are at all.

Kane isn’t a maimed human being scarred by a terrifying past, Triple H doesn’t specialise in screwing over people just so that he can further his ends and Braun Strowman isn’t the monster that we make him out to be. 

In fact, as people outside of the WWE, these pro wrestlers couldn’t be more different to their in-ring avatars. So much so, that it inspired us to come up with a list of 5 heels in the WWE today who are secretly adorable human beings in real life.

John Cena isn’t the only do-gooder in the WWE, you know.

#1 Kane

Kane granting a Wish to a youngster

Kane, or Glenn Jacobs as he’s known in reality, is a behemoth in WWE whose whole gimmick was based on the horrendous fire accident that befell him when he was a child. Introduced to us as Undertaker’s disturbed and sadistic half-brother, Kane went on to terrify the WWE for years before his unmasking finally humanised him in the eyes of the audience.

In truth, however, he’s a family man who’s been happily married for 22 years and a stand-up citizen who’s now running for Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee. He’s managed to steer clear of the pitfalls of drugs or sex scandals throughout his career, is the primary donor for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and also an active sponsor of the Annual Food Drive in Tennessee.

And while you’re at it, also wrap your head around the fact that he’s been an English teacher in the St.Louis area. The deranged Big Red Machine...teaching children.

Golly! Now I’ve truly seen it all!

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