With the WWE draft approaching, it’s going to be key for the company to have the correct balance of face and heels on both shows, especially now that the extension is taking place and the rosters will finally be split.
As fans, we are fortunate to have many entertaining heels you can’t help but love to hate, while there are strong face stars that we continue to support on a weekly basis. However, it’s no secret that some stars are born to be bad while others will only shine as being the good guy.
Perfect examples of this are guys like Kevin Owens, we cheer for him because he’s such a fantastic heel, and even Daniel Bryan who had the WWE Universe at his feet at the height of his success. Based on this, here are the four stars I believe should never turn heel, and should remain face for the entirety of their WWE careers.
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Right now, Apollo Crews is struggling on the main roster which is a shame because he has everything it takes to succeed and go far. He does have his weaknesses, and they’re outweighing the positives, but there are ways around that, and they need to be fixed quickly.
Away from that, the big criticism surrounding Crews is that he doesn’t sell inside of the ring, and he’s always smiling. Crews is an average face; he’s not like a Roman Reigns who is a face on paper but doesn’t get a positive reaction so he’s safe from that dangerous territory.
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I feel that a Crews heel turn would be the worst possible move for him in the long run, despite having a great look to succeed as a heel, he should be somebody kids can look up to, rather than disliking as he would also fail as a heel.
Eventually, he’ll fix the issues he does have, and once he continues to improve on the main roster, the fans will continue to support him and then his smile doesn’t need to disappear.
It’s hard to imagine Bayley as a heel, especially if you’ve been following her rise to the top of NXT in recent years. It’s quite a statement to say she’s the female John Cena, but that’s the level of impact she has on young women, and that’s on a small scale.
There’s a wider audience out there that hasn’t witnessed what Bayley brings to the ring, and that’s when I believe she will shine further. So there’s no risk of her act becoming stale just yet because there’s still so much she can achieve on the main roster, and she isn’t even there yet.
A heel turn would be a bad move for her; the WWE would be throwing away a glorious opportunity in making Bayley the biggest female face – potentially in WWE history. The heel turn would make it difficult for fans to see a reason to watch her, she’s great at connecting with fans, and the WWE don’t need to fix something that’s not broken, and it’ll probably never break.
Big E is an interesting one as he’s enjoying the run of his career as a member of the New Day, as well as being a WWE Tag Team Champion alongside Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods. The interesting thing about Big E is that he was first introduced as a heel, so we already know the sort of heel he would be if that happens again.
Big E is somebody who is effortlessly hilarious, he doesn’t need to force anything to gauge a reaction and based on how his career has panned out so far, a heel turn would be a backwards step.
It’s difficult to decide, mainly because he has a look to be the biggest heel in the company, however, based on what we’ve seen his face run is a lot more entertaining than his heel run. He is the breakout star from the New Day; he’s still relatively young and with so many fans behind him, it won’t be a surprise to see him as one of the biggest face stars in the company.
This one is simple, the WWE cannot afford to turn Sami Zayn heel anytime soon because he’s not only the male version of Bayley, but he’s the next Bryan, and we’ve already seen the level of impact he’s had.
Zayn connects with the fans, his in-ring style is suited as a face as well but most importantly, he doesn’t look like a superhero that kids look up to. We have the Ryback’s and the Randy Orton’s, and the Cena’s, but they’re all larger than life, Zayn isn’t.
That’s the important thing to remember, Bryan wasn’t larger than life either, he was ‘one of us’ and blended in with the fans and Zayn is much of the same. A heel turn could hinder Zayn’s progress as a heel, especially when he has a good friend doing brilliant heel work opposite him in Owens, so it would make no sense in the first place.
Although the option is always there for the WWE, they’ll need to look at the long-term effects and realise that a heel turn for any of these four could result in failure.
Do you think these four stars should stay as face for the remainder of their careers? Have your say in the comments section below.