The most controversial nights in the WWE Championship's history

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April 22, 2013

The WWE Championship is usually associated with glory and honor when it’s awarded to a Superstar who has reached the pinnacle of his craft. With every Superstar on the roster aiming to claim it for himself, however, it’s quite easy for the title to become mired in controversy.  

Photos | Watch the controversies unfold

In the 50-year history of the WWE Title, the prestigious championship has found itself at the center of some of the biggest disputes in wrestling history, as well as the most unusual. Whether it’s twin referees, simultaneous champions or WWE’s most infamous screwjob, somehow sports-entertainment’s most coveted prize is often at the center of the rivalry.

Take a look back at some of the most controversial moments involving the WWE Title from the past 50 years.

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