The Best Of The Worst
Whilst everyone usually cheers the face and boos the heel, you cannot deny heels that everyone loves a baddie. Here is my top 10 list.
For me, his heel character was solidified all the way back in his NXT Days. Sami Zayn had just won the NXT championship…and was instantly attacked by Owens. Since then, Owens has made a name for himself as top heel within the WWE. Whether he’s unleashing a killer promo or beating up the CEO there’s no denying Owens has it.
Her face character of a fairy was going absolutely nowhere. Alexa Bliss was in desperate need of a change, so WWE made the very wise decision of turning her heel. She started in NXT with Buddy and Murphy. It was there she began to transition to heel until eventually turning all the way during her main roster debut. Now she’s dubbed herself as the Goddess of WWE, delivering cutting promos and making quite the name for herself.
Whilst she may be a face right now, it’s her heel work that I prefer. From turning on Lynch to utilizing Dana Brooke for wins, her heel work was reminiscent of her Father Ric Flair. Charlotte also constantly belittled Sasha when they were feuding by telling her she wasn’t worthy of winning the Championship. The self-proclaimed Queen of WWE was a delight to watch week after week. For a period last year, Charlotte even turned on her own Father!
Yeah, he was technically good, but as face hardly anyone cared about him. His attack on Rich Swann (after his comeback) was when the interest began. The King of the cruiserweights was here, and that belt would be in his hands for most of 2017. Neville’s heel promos were scathing as he fought off competitor after competitor to maintain his championship.
When this turned up on NXT run by former TNA star Eric Young, nobody knew what to expect. With Killian Dain, Alexander Wolfe and Nikki Cross, their look and feel were intriguing. It wasn’t long before they were attacking people and making a name for themselves. They became loose cannons within NXT and Nikki Cross provided some absolutely fantastic singles women’s matches. Who knows what’s next for the current NXT Tag Team Champions. They probably don’t know themselves.
The female powerhouse of WWE. Nia will flip you out of your skin, look like she will break your back and ram you into barriers. She is fierce as a hell. Nia worked as a bodyguard for Alexa but quickly turned on her when she won the RAW Women’s Championship back. Nia even caused Alexa to scream by just roaring. She is brilliant and will inevitably one day make an excellent RAW Women’s Championship.
Their face run was good but got dull fast. Their heel turn was much needed, and it worked too. Since then their promos have been electric, their wrestling has become intense and everyone wants a piece of the action. As of now, they are locked in a feud with The New Day. You just have to watch the 2017 Hell In A cell to see the caliber of matches they put on. Things are only set to get better, and I can’t wait to see them all unfold.
In The Wyatt Family, he was boring. Being drafted to RAW whilst the other three went to SmackDown saved Strowman’s career. He began slamming jobbers into the ground and generally just being badass. 2017 is where it really took off for Braun. His most memorable feud was with Roman Reigns where he screamed the infamous words: “I’m not finished with you yet!” Braun Strowman is the literal definition of anger wrapped in muscles…with a beard.
The Coquina Clutch Master. The man who attacked Paul Hetman simply to send a message to his client Brock Lesnar. Samoa Joe is a mean son of a bitch. It all started in NXT when he beat Finn Bálor for the NXT Championship. There were some beautifully brutal moments during that feud. He then upped the ante when he feuded with Shinsuke Nakamura. They both pushed each other to the edge and defined a strong style match. Joe’s debut to the main roster was attacking Seth Rollins for Triple H. He is an animal and will make an amazing Universal Championship one day.
The Undisputed Era
Whilst they are new to NXT, Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, and Bobby Fish are already a dominant force. Their dominance came at Takeover Brooklyn III. O’Reilly and Fish attacked new Tag Team Champions SAnitY and Cole debuted by attacking new NXT Champion Drew McIntyre. Since then they have been on the warpath completely causing chaos reminiscent to SAnitY. Cole makes an excellent cocky leader of their team and they will attack anyone just because they can.
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