The argument can be made that heels are more important than faces in the professional wrestling world. Without the bad guys, who would we root for?
Sure, two faces have the ability to put on a great match, but nothing is better than seeing a battle between good and evil being played out in the ring.
Throughout history, there have been heels that have failed to get the audience to truly hate them, due to a lack of charisma, poor mic skills, or one of many other reasons.
These are not those heels.
This list takes a look at 25 of the top villains in professional wrestling history. Some are here because of a shocking heel turn, others are here because of their extended and well-performed periods as a heel.
Most made this list because they knew how to get the fans to hate them, but above all they are all some of the best performers this business has ever seen.
Remember, this list is completely subjective. I'm sure I may have left out some superstars or included some that many of you will not agree with, so please feel free to sound off in the comments.
Enjoy! And thanks for reading!