4. Vince McMahon’s Illegitimate Son Suggested Reveal
For all the WWE has done that has been successful, there have been storylines that left a lot to be desired. In 2008, a storyline was being developed where stories were circulating that Vince McMahon had an illegitimate son.
While the term “bastard” isn’t new, it was an easy way for WWE to use that word in their promos. As the storyline continued along, rumors were swirling of whom he could be! It ultimately was revealed that the illegitimate son was none other than Hornswoggle.
The storyline, much like the Steve Austin assailant one, was a disaster. Perhaps because it wasn’t the original plan, the illegitimate son was originally pegged to be Mr. Kennedy which would have led to the character being pushed towards the championship. Those plans were dropped as Kennedy was suspended due to a failed drug test.