When it comes to villains, the WWE’s got loads of bad guys…
The WWE’s not for sissies – there are bumps, bruises, broken bones and worst of all, defeats in the ring. But these Superstars take pride in dishing out pain and suffering to their opponents… and they’re brilliantly good at being bad.
RANDY ORTON (35)
He’s called The Viper for a reason: when Randy sees an opportunity, he strikes with venom. And that’s usually in the form of his RKO move that’s guaranteed to drop his opponent on the spot. When the red mist sets in, he’s like a caged animal that’s been set free and he goes on the attack – and he doesn’t stop until he gets what he wants: total and utter carnage. Finishing moves: RKO, Head Punt Baddest moment: handcuffing Triple H to the ropes in 2013 and giving Stephanie McMahon an RKO (he gave her an RKO in 2009 too).
MARK HENRY (43)
The WWE’s strongest man has a bad attitude and a worse temper. Remember his Hall Of Pain in 2011 and 2012? He used a chair to injure Superstars like The Big Show, Kane and John Cena, leaving them in a heap in the middle of the ring.
Finishing moves: Bearhug, World’s Strongest Slam
Baddest moment: throwing big boys like The Great Khali and Kane (both over 150kg) around in 2008 like ragdolls.
TRIPLE H (45)
He’s big, fast, strong and the Cerebral Assassin is a master of his craft. He knows his opponents’ weakspots before they do and he has the perfect move to use against each one. Plus, Triple H isn’t averse to using chairs, steel stairs, trash bins and a sledgehammer to win.
Finishing move: The
Baddest moment: attacking his best pal Shawn “The Heartbreak Kid” Michaels with his sledgehammer during their Streetfight match at the 2002 SummerSlam payper-view special.
THE UNDERTAKER (50)
Since his debut in 1990, The Phenom has been the baddest dog in the yard. He’s relentless, powerful, huge (2.08m tall and 140kg) and a master of submissions – when his opponents are locked in the Hell’s Gate move, they either submit or get knocked out cold. The Demon From Death Valley is not a wrestler you want to toy with – he’ll break you, physically and mentally.
Finishing moves: Tombstone Piledriver, Devil’s Triangle, The Last Ride
Baddest moment: besides “rising from the dead” every time an opponent thinks that they’ve got him, The Undertaker led The Ministry Of Darkness in 1999 and had his minions stalk and kidnap Stephanie McMahon, then tie her to a cross before Taker “married” her.
VINCENT KENNEDY McMAHON (69)
The WWE CEO grew up wanting to be a wrestler and he took advantage of that in the mid- to late’90s with his character Mr McMahon. He was evil and he was a cheat, but most of all, Mr McMahon was the guy fans loved to hate because, well, he was a master villain.
Finishing moves: Atomic Leg Drop, The Pedigree
Baddest moment: take your pick: feuding with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin in ’97, having The Ministry kidnap Stephanie, being indicted by the Federal Government during a steroid investigation in the early ’90s, his “Kiss My Ass Club” in 2000…
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