WWE Superstars Who Need to Turn Heel

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There’s nothing more powerful in professional wrestling than a well-timed heel turn.

Over the years, superstars have reached new heights by going against the good guy mentality that created their previous appeal. Becoming the bad guy may seem detrimental to one’s popularity, but it actually helps to build a rapport and generate heat with the fans.

As we work into the second half of the calendar year, the time for change is upon us. Whether it be a need for an immediate alteration or something that deserves a slow build-up, there are numerous wrestlers in need of a change of scenery.

The following WWE superstars need to turn heel.

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  • Kerry Elmberg jr

    There’s more guys then just theese but u sure are right about cena. Wwe is going down hill fast and the cena change could help a lot

    • Maxwell Ogden

      Absolutely. I just tried to pick the five who would benefit most. Who else would you like to see turn heel?

      • Kerry Elmberg jr

        I would like to see mysterio turn heel but I would like to see it happen in a leader of a group of lucha guys like sincara and the new guys in nxt maybe he could help push them and do the heel all in one

        • Kerry Elmberg jr

          Plus it might help him with the injury bug thing if he is the leader and does more mic work and they select when he actually has to wrestle he could essentially be a manager that wrestles at ppv and other special events like the support the troops

          • Maxwell Ogden

            That’s true. Heel wrestlers aren’t expected to fly high as much as faces do.

        • Maxwell Ogden

          That would be very interesting. I’d really like to see Rey Mysterio try a heel role, but it may be too late in his career for WWE to take that on.

  • TOmC

    If they turned Cena heel, you would need a MAJOR face to balance it out. The WWE is all backstabbing and cheating these days.

    • Maxwell Ogden

      I agree. That’s another obstacle that WWE would need to address. I think the most ideal time to turn John Cena heel would be once Daniel Bryan returns. Perhaps have him be the savior from a beating, only to align himself with The Authority or something along those lines.

      • TOmC

        The other thing is, to me it never seemed like Hulk Hogan ever fully “recovered” from his heel turn with the NWO. He was everyone’s wrestling hero … and then the heel turn. I’m just thinking a heel turn for Cena might not be the best idea for the big picture – especially after 10 years of being the face of the company (and hero to so many Make A Wish kids).

        • Maxwell Ogden

          Interesting. I think Hulk Hogan recovered at Wrestlemania X8, but I can see what you’re saying.

  • Darshan Gasque

    I don’t think Cena should turn heel despite as much as he needs a character change. Turning Cena heel would do what? Please an older generation. How long will it be until people are booing Roman Reigns when WWE pushes him down your throat. I’m not the biggest Cena enthusiast but I can’t see WWE turning their top babyface into a heel when you have Randy Orton, an up and coming Seth Rollins, Brock Lesner, Kane, and countless others who fulfill that heel role so well. They could change his moveset a bit. Give him a few new moves we haven’t seen Cena do like the diving famouser from the top rope again. Turning Cena heel would defeat the purpose of his “New York Yankee” like fan base. Some will hate him, some will love him. That’s just my opinion.

    • Maxwell Ogden

      Very good points made here. WWE would definitely need Daniel Bryan back before turning a guy as big as John Cena heel. I’d also like to see Sami Zayn get called up and thrown into the mix so fans can have a new face to get behind.

      If not a heel turn, what type of character change would you like to see?