The WWE creates heroes, men that fans of all ages feel good about supporting. The classic face does not cheat or take shortcuts, he intervenes in times of crisis and injustice, and he never misses an opportunity to please a young supporter with a high-five or a signature. The face’s charge is to act as we all wish we would or like to believe we do.
From time to time, a face loses his way; he begins to behave selfishly and antagonize the crowd. Called a heel turn, this change in attitude is typically accompanied by new, edgier entrance music and new ring attire.
A heel turn is a natural step in the life cycle of a professional wrestler. Randy Savage, Bret Hart, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, and the Rock—some of the most popular athletes in the industry—have all experienced dramatic changes in character to keep the drama fresh.
Five potential heel turns would unsettle the current landscape of the WWE.