LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 04: Paul 'Triple H' Levesque and Stephanie McMahon attend WWE 20th Anniversary Celebration Marking Premiere of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on FOX at Staples Center on October 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
WWE Kisses That Had Sent Fans Into An Uproar
The following story contains discussions of sexual assault.
In 1999, Triple H interrupted Stephanie McMahon's wedding to Test to announce he was already secretly married to her, but it was later revealed that it was all part of Stephanie’s revenge against her father. Fans were shocked when they unveiled their plan and made out on the ramp in front of Vince McMahon.
Triple H & Stephanie
On “Smackdown” in 2001,Vince McMahon angrily told his wife, Linda, that he wanted a divorce, causing her to go into a coma-like state while he made out with Trish Stratus right in front of her. The kiss, tongues and all, left fans feeling awkward about their age gap and the power dynamics of him being her boss.
Vince & Trish
In 2002, Dawn Marie told Torrie Wilson she would break off her engagement to Torrie's real life father, Al, if Torrie spent the night with her in a hotel room. At Armageddon 2002, fans were more than shocked at WWE’s trashiness when Dawn Marie showed footage of her seducing Torrie until Al walked in.
Torrie & Dawn
In 2004, Kane kidnapped Lita — resulting in a pregnancy that implied he raped her — then forced her to marry him with a disgusting kiss on their wedding day. Later, Lita miscarried, and Kane became a babyface as they began a more consensual relationship, but the fans were unhappy after all Kane had done.
Kane & Lita
In 2005, a scandal revealed that Lita cheated on her boyfriend, Matt Hardy, with Edge, so WWE used that real life controversy to make Edge and Lita an onscreen couple. Matt Hardy was a favorite at the time, and every time Edge and Lita passionately kissed, angry fans yelled at Lita so much that she almost quit.
Edge & Lita