In wrestling there are heels and faces, a modern day version of good and evil.
Some wrestlers are personified by being a heel or face; a good wrestler can be booed one day then cheered the next or vice versa.
Sometimes though being face for too long, or even being face at all, can be a bad thing. Either the wrestler has been playing face for so long that the crowd is sick and tired of it, or the wrestler is just better at portraying a heel than a face.
A good example of this would be Edge. When Edge came back from his Achilles heel injury at the 2010 Royal Rumble, the WWE tried having him play face.
This lasted a good three months before they realized what they had done and they changed him back to heel.
Why? Because he just wasn’t getting over with the fans. He had some of the crowd behind him, but not near as much of a following as when he was heel, so the WWE changed him back.
Also, if the wrestler has been face for a very long time and then turns heel, it can do wonders for their career.
Just look at Hulk Hogan. He was a face for years and years, but with one leg drop his career shot through the roof again.
In this article I'm going to present to you 10 WWE superstars who need to turn heel. Some I'm sure you will see coming, but others you may not.
Sit back, relax, grab a beer, and enjoy!
Rey Mysterio has been a face his entire career ,so to quote Owen Hart, "enough is enough and its time for a change."
If Mysterio would become heel this guy would gain some major heat, especially with him recently winning the World Title. Also, it would be a classic moment to see the reactions of all the fans with their little Mysterio masks on seeing their favorite superstar turn on them.
He could come out and say that he doesn't need the fans anymore, and that he is sick of having to pander to them each and every week for so long.
He could say that he has been beat to a pulp or injured, that they don’t even care, that they in fact enjoy seeing him go through the pain, and that he can take no more.
He would say that every time he would put his face up to a young kid with his mask on it would make him sick, and from this point on now that he’s the champ everyone is going to see a new Rey Mysterio.
Then he proceeds to remove his mask, throw it on the ground, and just walk away.
Feel free to comment if you have any other ideas on how he could turn heel.
The Game as a face right now is a lovable guy who jokes around, panders to the crowd, and hangs out with Hornswoggle from time to time. But when it's time to get down to business HHH is dead serious.
Heel HHH however, is a ruthless cerebral assassin who only cares about himself and the WWE title. He doesn't joke around and wields a sledgehammer at any given moment to take out his opponents.
He breaks the rules and laughs at the consequences.
For a while now we've been dealing with old lovable face HHH, and the fans love him no matter what. But I know that a lot of the IWC is just begging for another heel turn.
According to an article I read on here not too long ago, there are rumors of him coming back as a heel, which is what we need.
HHH as a face gets his ass handed to him by Sheamus and nothing happens except The Game getting it handed to him again.
Heel HHH takes his trusty sledgehammer and has Sheamus leaving on a stretcher.
Turning HHH heel again would put a spark into Raw. People would be tuning in to see what he is going to do next, who is in his sights now, and who is going to try and stop him from becoming a 14-time World Champion.
Lately Vladimir Kozlov has been starting to act like Santino, which is a bad thing.
A couple years ago Kozlov was undefeated and unstoppable. As a heel anyone who got in the Moscow Mauler's path was destroyed. It took Shawn Michaels to finally end his undefeated streak.
Putting him with Santino is a bad move. If it will give him more TV time, then I guess that’s a good thing, but Kozlov is a very talented wrestler.
He is trained in freestyle wrestling, rugby, football, sambo, kickboxing, judo, and mixed martial arts.
His character and domineer just don't work with the same kind of gimmick that they are giving Santino at the moment.
Give us back the heel Kozlov, the Moscow Mauler who is ruthless in the ring and demands better competition. Kozlov as a face just isn't cutting it.
This guy needs to turn heel more than anybody!
I, along with a lot of other people, have had it up to here with his Superman goodie two shoes act.
Unlike Mysterio, Cena has been a heel before and it worked great. People loved it.
Now I know that there are a lot of Cena fans out there, but I'm betting that 90 percent of them are children.
Cena needs something to happen to him, something to push him over the edge so that he gets sick and tired of being a good guy and goes back to the don’t give a f*** cocky guy he played when he had that rapper gimmick.
Maybe The Nexus can be that something...what do you think?
Randy Orton, known as The Viper or WWE's Apex Predator, is one of the top stars in the WWE today.
Now Orton isn't really considered a face but compared to the way he used to be, he might as well be.
The old Orton wouldn't be helping John Cena or teaming with Evan Bourne (even if he did RKO him after the match).
He would sneak attack and kick people in the skull, the old Orton wouldn't have just left it at an RKO with Evan Bourne, he would of pummeled him then punted him in the skull leaving one less person to worry about in the MITB Ladder match.
That's the real Viper, now he is just a Garter snake.
WWE do us all a favor and bring back the Randy Orton that was WWE Champion and made the life’s of the McMahon’s hell.
That’s the Orton that we need!
When The Big Show first came into the WWE he was a force to be reckoned with.
He was a monster destroying opponents like it was nothing, such as Stone Cold, Mankind, The Undertaker, The Rock, and HHH.
This was all as a heel, and recently as a heel was the undisputed both tag team champions with Jericho and The Miz.
Now that he has turned face, he gets handled by guys like Jack Swagger and "Dashing" Cody Rhodes.
Just another superstar who is better as a heel than a face!
John Morrison, The Monday Night Delight, The Shaman Of Sexy, blah blah blah. Ever since he turned face he has been nothing but a loser.
He was a pro on NXT Season Two and qualified for the Money in the Bank Ladder match at the pay-per-view respectively titled the same name, but has done nothing else with his career as of late.
If Morrison as a heel were to meet himself as a face, he would laugh at him and show him who the real deal supreme is.
Now even though he has qualified for the MITB Ladder match its almost guaranteed he will not win it and after that match he will probably fade back into the darkness only to come out when they need to fill a spot on the show.
Now when Morrison was a heel, things were totally different: He was cocky, arrogant, and looked down on everybody.
He was a force to be reckoned with then, winning the ECW title before it changed to a worthless no-name belt, and was also Undisputed Tag Team Champions with The Miz.
Their talk show “The Dirt Sheet” was great. It even won a Slammy award for the best WWE.com exclusive.
Heel Morrison beats face Morrison ten out of ten times any day of the week!
We have possibly been getting a small glimpse lately that Christian might be turning heel, and I say FINALLY!
Ever since Christian has come back to the WWE he has been a face and what has it gotten him? A debunked ECW title and that’s it!
Christian is someone who I would love to see win the MITB Ladder match only if he continues with his heel gimmick.
TNA knew exactly how to use Christian. As a heel he won the TNA title four times and had the now great and powerful AJ Styles, the biggest TNA star, as his lackey.
As a heel Christian can get great heat from the crowd, and I believe he could win the MITB match and go on to win his first World title in WWE.
Also known as The Punjabi Playboy. Ever since turning face it seems The Great Khali has been put on the back burners and only comes out to squash a cocky heel who is being punished or has made an open challenge to anyone in the back.
He dances around, panders to the crowd, helps out the baby faces, and is more like the gentle giant nowadays.
When he first arrived in the WWE as a heel however, he was ruthless and unstoppable, dominating big superstars like The Undertaker, Batista, John Cena, and Ric Flair. No one was safe from this monster.
Khali wasn't coming out and dancing around and wasn't kissing ugly chicks in the audience; he was kicking ass and taking names!
It was that kind of attitude that gave his first (and so far only) World Title.
The Khali now is more like the Punjabi pushover.
His manager seems to be trying to bring out the old Khali as of late, and if he does there is no telling what this monster will do.
Montel Vontavious Porter, also known as MVP, is another pro on Season Two of NXT.
MVP started his WWE career on Smackdown as a heel using the gimmick saying he was the highest paid superstar in Smackdown history.
He was "balling" at that time. Now, not so much.
Seems like the only time he is getting victories is facing rookies on NXT.
Turning MVP heel again would do good for his career; he could feud with Kofi Kingston for the Intercontinental title.
They could bring back the tunnel for his entrance and also go back to letting everybody know he's the highest paid superstar in Smackdown history.
Also while they're at it, the WWE should give him a new finisher; the one he has been using these past few weeks is weak. Having fans think it's supposed to keep superstars down for the three is an insult.