Billy & Chuck Get Married
In 2011, CM Punk was preparing to leave WWE and cut one of the most infamous "shoot" promos in history. Over roughly six minutes, Punk criticized the McMahon family, The Rock, John Cena and the fans while referencing Ring of Honor, New Japan, Hulk Hogan, Paul Heyman and his friend Colt Cabana.
Believe it or not -- this is the 75th Top 50 list to appear on Canadian Bulldog's World. Which tells us that we have an insane amount of time on our hands.
We also decided that, to commemorate this milestone, we had to do something pretty big, pretty bold, pretty.... controversial.
Let's face it -- wrestling can be a controversial business, and that's not even counting wacky things that may happen on the road or behind closed doors backstage. For the purposes of this list, we're just talking about the things that happen on-screen.
Because the industry is constantly trying to raise the bar for eyeballs and new fans, chances are pretty good that certain matches, interviews and angles may get a little contentious now and then.
In counting down the Top 50 Controversial Moments, Canadian Bulldog's World considered the following criteria:
Intentionally or not -- did the moment in question happen on a wrestling event (either house show, television program or PPV)?
What were the overall ramifications for said moment?
Did the moment lead to outrage or shock by fans and other observers?
How likely is the moment to ever happen again on a wrestling show?
If you'd like to be a part of this conversation, Tweet us at @canadianbulldog using the hashtag #Top50, or leave a comment below.
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In 1999, Big Bossman managed to abduct Al Snow's prized chihuahua Pepper. The following week, Bossman invited Snow to his hotel room with promises of returning his pet. As a peace offering, the corrections officer handed Snow a plate of meat, which Snow ate before learning that it was a "Pepper steak".
Al Snow Eats His Dog
Deceased wrestlers have been invoked in wrestling storylines far too often, but very rarely non-wrestlers or those who only made it to the fringe of the business. Yet at the end of 2015, Paige invoked the death of Charlotte's brother Reid (who only briefly competed as a pro) in a promo for a grudge match between the two.