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5 most controversial moments in WWE history

Josh Coulson
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The Kliq backstage at the Hall of Fame
The Kliq backstage at the Hall of Fame

When you look back over the course of WWE's history, it can actually come as quite a surprise that the company has survived as long as it has. From Vince McMahon risking it all with the first WrestleMania to the steroid trial and beyond, the company seems to be invincible.

Money issues and court cases aren't the only things that WWE has managed to survive though. There are also a multitude of controversial moments scattered throughout the company's history.

Some of them were unavoidable while many of them were brought on by WWE themselves. Regardless of how or why they happened, here are five of the most controversial moments in WWE history.

#5 Austin gets crucified

The Undertaker crucifies Stone Cold
The Undertaker crucifies Stone Cold

Using something that resembles a religious symbol is always going to be a risky avenue to go down. WWE during the Attitude Era didn't particularly care about whom they offended, so they went ahead with the public crucifixion of Stone Cold Steve Austin

The Undertaker was the leader of The Ministry at the time and was embroiled in a rivalry with The Texas Rattlesnake. The nature of The Deadman meant that attaching someone to a cross was just another day at the office.

WWE had a sneaky way of battling people who complained about it though. The announcers were very careful to never refer to the cross as a cross. Instead, it was only described as The Undertaker's 'symbol' and they simply denied that the use of it was blasphemous in any way.

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