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Top 15 Wrestlers Who Were Much Better As Heels Than Faces

The structure of professional wrestling has always pitted heroes against villains. Heroes are known as faces and their job is to convince the audience to invest in them through emotional and financial means. Fans are supposed to want to see the face prevail and should be spending money on tickets to see their favorite star. The face has to appeal to all demographics of the crowd and should have good values at their core. Some faces are a bit more dynamic as John Cena is currently hated by a large percentage of the audience but still loved by a larger group. Cena has been able to manipulate the folks into developing a fun love/hate niche but, in most cases, a face should appeal to all fans.

Heels are meant to be the dastardly villain that should be able to control the fans emotions even more than a face. The heel has to convince you to pay to see them get their ass kicked by the face. Most of the wrestlers on this list have been in positions where their work has helped the faces they feuded with become more popular and successful. The concept of face vs. heel is really a partnership, as both parties have to make it work for each person to achieve success.

Unfortunately, not all wrestlers can play both roles easily. In fact, there are very few stories of wrestlers that succeeded in both face and heel positions, which you can read about here. Most wrestlers are better at one than the other. This list will take a look at the wrestlers that were drastically better at playing the heel than the face. All of the wrestlers have been successful in the business and had something to offer, but sometimes a role just doesn’t suit their talents.

15 JBL 

via WWE.com

14 Stephanie McMahon 

via sportskeeda.com

13 Jerry Lawler 

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12 Sid 

via memphisport.com

11 Alberto Del Rio 

via sportskeeda.com

10 Mark Henry 

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9 Christian 

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8 The Miz 

via bleacherreport.com

7 Triple H 

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6 Vader 

via deadspin.com

5 Ric Flair 

via 411mania.com

4 Jake Roberts 

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3 Roddy Piper 

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2 Vince McMahon 

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1 Edge 

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There’s never been a wrestler that needed a heel character more than Edge. During his singles run, Edge could never get to the next level as a face. From 2001-2004, WWE tried to make him one of the faces of the company but his character was bland as a face. Edge was just a handsome guy that would smile and recite his lines, which led to fans growing resentment for him. After he turned heel, things started to make more sense. Edge became one of the greatest heels in wrestling history and was one of John Cena's greatest rival. WWE tried turning Edge face again by demanding the fans chant “SPEAR SPEAR SPEAR” over and over, but it once again flopped causing Edge to revert back to being a top heel.

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