Pro Wrestling logoPro Wrestling

Whatever Happened to the Babyface?

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 11:  WWE wrestler John Cena poses with the award for Fave Sports Star backstage at the Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards 2008 at the Hisense Arena on October 11, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia. This year's event, now in its sixth year, was held in Melbourne for the first time in its history.  (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
Patrick HallContributor IMay 6, 2009

Have you noticed how the heels of the WWE have been doing a better job than the faces? I remember when the Rock, who's arguably the best mic worker, would do an awesome promo, and then back it up with great ring skills.

Nowadays, we have the big E shoving John Cena and Batista down our throats. With the exception of HBK & Taker, the majority of the babyfaces either have mediocre mic skills, are bad wrestlers, or both.

Sure, we had Triple H. He has great mic and ring skill, but his babyface character became stale and, hopefully, he'll return to the man whom I once hated.

You may say that Christian is a top face in the WWE. Yes, this is true, but he's the top face on the C show. No offense to the Captain, but he could do better than ECW.

Some hope for the babyfaces includes CM Punk and MVP. Punk's skill need work, but in due time we'll see some results.

John Morrison is in the middle of a face turn. He reminds me of HBK, but Brian Kendrick reminds me of HBK more than Morrison does.

Let's hope that we find a babyface for whom kids and Bleacher Report writers can cheer. I'm tired of booing people for whom I'm supposed to cheer.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices