PLEASE! Turn Randy Orton Face

SameeContributor INovember 25, 2009

"But no but he's not supposed to be a face, he's supposed to be heel, that's what he is - heel. Everyone knows what happened the last time he was face!!1"

No, shut up. If that's what you're about to say, just leave the article because there's no getting through to you. 

Anyhow, onto the more logical people - It has become pretty clear to me Orton's character has come as far as it can in a heel state. There is not much more that can be done to enhance it. Well there is, but not it's being restricted while he is still heel. What most of us want to see is "Orton be a badass" which has become a terrible cliche. Makes me cringe when I hear it now. But, we have seen exactly what happens when he does something 'badass' like kick Vince in the head. He gets cheered. Yes, cheered. You know that word? If you're the WWE you can't have your top heel being cheered, everything goes tits up then. 

Recall back to when the Orton/McMahon feud was in full force. Every time Orton did something even vaguely impressive the crowd would pop and chant his name, so they'd have to tone it down the following week by having his ass handed to him. Simple. That's why Orton ended up winning the title in a 6-man tag match at WrestleMania's hangover Backlash. Now that I put it like that it does seem a bit stupid how that feud ended right? Now, to keep Orton as a heel WWE are having to limit everything he can do, and they can't keep doing that. 

There is no doubt in my mind if done right this time round, Orton would make a mega face. Not in terms of supermen like Cena or Triple H, but in terms of Stone Cold Steve Austin. Granted, he won't ever reach the heights of someone like Austin but he'd definitely be a breath of fresh air in the current climate WWE is in. But, this turn has to be done right. He can't have a drastic character change like he did back in 2004. No, he has to retain his current character but simply release the shackles. Just be a complete badass like how Austin was. He would satisfy the 'needs' of the other fans apart from kids. He'd be the alternative to Cena and DX in this PG era. Unlike Cena, he'd be able to recoup everyone as fans. Kids cheer for whoever is good and reasonably over, we all know girls like Orton, families are sheep basically and teenagers/men would be the main target audience. 

Merchandise isn't in question either, a quick look at WWE's Shop will show how much merch' Orton can sell, he's often even topped in the sale charts, but this is all as the top heel, just imagine how much more he'd sell if he was face. 

Now, I'm not saying this should be immediate; it has to be done at the right time. Let this Kofi feud subside and then the inevitable DiBiase feud proceed with a probable end coming at WrestleMania 26. After that's out the way and DiBiase is established, I say draft Orton over to SmackDown and let things unfold there. It has to be booked properly, something WWE has a problem with sometimes to be honest.

Don't know about you, but I definitely prefer a possible face turn to (no disrespect to Randy) seeing the same old, same old week in week out. He's done absolutely brilliantly with his character. I can remember a time when people were calling for him to go to TNA (AHAHA) since it seemed like it was a matter of time before he would be released for his 'antics' according to some. But, he was given the 'Punt Gimmick' and hasn't looked back since. 

In my opinion, it's time for change.