WWE: Jim Ross thinks modern heels are not evil enough

Published Add your comment

The role of a heel has always been pivotal to the WWE.

Without a man to defeat, an enemy to overcome, and a wrester for fans to despise, some of the biggest stars that have graced the organization in recent decades would have had nothing to be compared to.

But, according to long time play caller Jim Ross, today's modern heels just aren't up to the job.

In a late night Twitter rant Ross really went off at the men (and women) who are paid to muster hatred, fear, animosity and dislike:

"If pro wrestling villains rarely cheat, have abundant, redeeming social qualities, they're not villains. Stop BS'ing yourself," he wrote.

And, while he largely blamed the likes of Cesaro and Brook Lesnar for failing to play the appropriate role, he also put some of the blame at the foot of the WWE hierarchy:

"Pro wrestling villains must have rules to break. What moves are illegal? Fewer & fewer. That find gray line between good/evil is a joke," said Ross.

In a rant that went on for several hours on the social media site, Ross blamed a desire to be seen as "cool" for ruining the traditional image of a WWE heel:

"I'd estimate that half of today's TV wrestling heels aren't equipped ie guts & toughness, to be great villains. Most had rather be cool.

"TV wrestling villains must lie, selectively be a coward, be a bully when they can, gain unfair advantages, bitch & moan, & disrespect fans," Ross concluded.

Perhaps the only current WWE star who is fulfilling the criteria demanded by Ross is Batista.

So long as he continues to gain criticism from the wrestling community, he is doing his job.

As for many others, maybe Ross has a point. Gone are the days when the nWo stable would torment fans, and opponents, with their actions and revel in the fact that they were hated by everybody.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms


Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - WWE Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again