Pro Wrestling: The Greatest Heel Turns in Women's Wrestling History
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One of the things that will always define a wrestler's career is how they carry themselves as a heel. Heels are often allowed much more depth and time to develop their characters, whereas faces are usually very one-note.
This is especially very prominent in women's wrestling, and even more so in mainstream women's wrestling.
The following are the greatest heel turns we've seen in women's wrestling:
7. The Bella Twins
The Bella Twins turn heel over Daniel Bryan.
No one really expected both of the Bella Twins to turn heel when they were inserted into a storyline in which they were fighting over the love of one Daniel Bryan. But when they did, it was deliciously devilish.
In the process of trying to win Daniel over, the twins found out that he wasn't interested in either of them. Actually, he was interested in Gail Kim. And let's just say it didn't go over too well with the Bellas...
6. Molly Holly
(Skip to 3:05) Molly Holly turns heel via an attack on Trish Stratus.
Back when women's wrestling actually meant something to the WWE and the casual wrestling fan, there's was a paddle on a pole match! ... Okay. But what made this 'paddle on a pole' match relevant? One very memorable attack from Molly Holly.
Molly took it upon herself not only to berate Trish Stratus, but also to snap a wooden pole over her head in the process!
5. Michelle McCool
Michelle isn't too happy about the outcome of her match.
And so blossomed Miss McCool's career.
Following a loss to the French-Canadian beauty, Maryse, Michelle seemingly blamed it on the special guest referee, Maria. Don't believe me? Feel free to watch her pummel the redhead to pieces in video form.
This heel turn is what solidified Michelle McCool as the prominent wrestling figure she is today.
(Skip to 9:20) Victoria doesn't like losing swimsuit competitions.
The WWE women's division was in somewhat of a limbo in 2005 when their golden girl, Trish Stratus, was sidelined with a back injury. Somewhere along the way, though, they found time to make a storyline for the women involving Victoria and Christy Hemme.
The Vicious Vixen lost a swimsuit competition to the more popular Hemme, and decided to make her mark by knocking all of the 'little girls,' as she would call them, right out of the ring.
And thus, an otherwise pointless swimsuit competition became a most historic moment in women's wrestling.
The crazy part? Fans seemed to like her even more when she attacked the Divas!
(Skip to 1:30) Lita screws her husband, but not in bed.
I don't even know what to say.
I still remember watching this as a kid and dropping my jaw. No one would've guessed that our favorite extremist was on Edge's side all along! It definitely came out of left field for me.
Lita used Kane to her liking for a good few months, until finally, she showed her true colors.
2. Mickie James
Mickie James gets even crazier.
This is probably the most momentous heel turn in WWE history, at least for the women. This was one of two full-blown women's storylines WWE has had in it's long history (the other being Trish vs. Lita).
After months of claiming her devotion for Trish, Mickie's idol had had enough of her. She told her they needed time apart, which clearly James didn't take well.
Props to both ladies, because they both played up their roles expertly!
1. Trish Stratus
(Skip to 0:35) The beginning of the Stratusfying Heel era.
Probably the most shocking heel turn in women's wrestling history came at the grandest stage of them all in 2004.
Our favorite blonde bombshell showed up at Chris Jericho's side to help rally him up to win the match, but 'accidentally' cost him said match. She was so apologetic afterwards... So kind... So innocent...
And then came the slaps heard round the world.
Post-slaps, Trish's loving glint turned into a snide smirk, and her squeaky clean track record with the fans went south.
What was to come was one of the best heel runs for any person in WWE history.
And there you have it! The greatest heel turns in women's wrestling history!
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