#ConfessYourUnpopularOpinion Narratives discussing nothing but wrestler alignments and turning everyone heel annoy meI don't have the aversion he does to the conversation of turning guys heel, but there is an interesting discussion to be had there. While I don't think it will ever happen. Actually I should say, "It won't happen in the forseeable future." I think a John Cena heel turn would be interesting. There are, however, guys who should never turn or never should have turned. Some guys simply work so well as faces/good guys that it is completely counterproductive to try to have them heel it up.
— Spock Lesnar (@tholzerman) August 8, 2013
In that regard I started thinking about guys like this:
- Goldberg--His turn was an abject failure and him as an unstoppable force for good s
- Sting--Now he was a heel as a Blade Runner, but once established as a face he needed to stay that way. His double-turn with Hogan in WCW was a debacle and he just doesn't work as a heel.
- Kofi Kingston--High energy, likable, a guy you can root for? Comes across as too nice to be a bad guy
- The Rock 'N' Roll Express--See above.
- "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes--Likable, relatable "every man." Unique charisma that connects with the crowd. Like Sting he was a heel before his terrible nWo turn, but once he hit it big as a face he never needed to turn.
- "Nature Boy" Ric Flair in the late-90's/early-00's--The fans want to Wooooooooo! with him not boo against him.
- Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat--Clean cut, athletic. A nice guy image that does not really play well as a heel.
- Rey Mysterio--I dislike Rey, but his connection to the audience is undeniable.
- "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan--Again he has that "every man," goofy charisma
There are many, many more, but this list is a pretty good shot at guys who simply work better as faces. Who might you add?