5 WWE Superstars who insulted Hall of Famers in real life
Professional wrestling is similar to a weekly soap opera, with pre-determined storylines and matches that go on for weeks, months, or even years in some cases. The basic necessity of a wrestling storyline is having a babyface and a heel. The two Superstars then feud with each other, over some kind of personal animosity, or to claim the top prize for themselves.
Sometimes, the animosity between the Superstars crosses the barrier of kayfabe and turns into something real. The real-life feud between Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels immediately comes to mind. On some occasions, we see an active Superstar getting into a feud with an already established Superstar, who has proven his worth a long time ago, and has the WWE Hall of Fame ring to prove it! In the following list, we'll take a look at five times active WWE Superstars feuded with WWE Hall of Famers in real life.
#5 Kofi Kingston vs Billy Graham/Jim Ross
Billy Graham made a shocking statement on the road to WrestleMania 35, by calling Kofi Kingston's WrestleMania match "a joke". After Kingston won the WWE Title at The Grandest Stage Of Them All, Graham had another shocker in store for him. The Hall of Famer suggested Kofi to start doing steroids. This angered several wrestling personalities to no end. Jim Ross, current AEW announcer, chimed in and criticized Kofi's character mannerisms on SmackDown Live.
Kofi finally broke his silence over the comments made by both Hall of Famers. In response to Graham, Kofi said that no matter what he says, he will have to see Kofi on his TV screen as the WWE Champion. As for Ross' comments, Kofi couldn't have given a more savage reply, as he made it clear that he doesn't need his advice on how to act like a champion.
For me personally, I'm going to continue to do what I do in the ring. I didn't need their help or advice getting to this point and I certainly don't need it now, to tell me how to be a champion.