From Randy Orton To Triple H

‘Heels’ in WWE denotes a villain. Here is a list of some heels to have ever graced the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in recent times.

A look at some of the greatest heels in WWE (Image Credits: WWE)

New Delhi: WWE has seen hundreds of superstars who have graced the ring over decades. In wrestling terms, there were babyfaces and heels. The babyfaces are the heroes of the story, while the heels are seen as villains. There have been several instances when people have fallen in love with the villain rather than the hero. Let us take a look at the greatest heels to have graced the WWE ring…

Chris Jericho

WWE Superstar Chris Jericho

WWE Superstar Chris Jericho (Image Credits: WWE)

Chris Jericho was a massive heel back in his WCW days. He played a loud wrestler who would go off on the mic against the babyface. Jericho came into his true villain era when he entered into his Y2J phase. He played a psychological maniac and this made him well and truly hated by the crowds. He had several memorable feuds with big names such as Shawn Michaels. Jericho played the heel so well that it gave massive pushes and made the babyfaces look incredible in the ring.

Triple H

The Game Triple H

The Game Triple H (Image Credits: Cageside Seats)

Although Triple H has now taken a corporate role in WWE as the Chief Operating Officer, this was not always the case. Triple H was one of the greatest heels ever in the history of WWE and one of the most hated characters in WWE. He had several rivalries with superstars such as John Cena and Mick Foley to name a few and ended up winning a majority of them. Triple H is also married to Stephanie McMahon, the daughter of ex-WWE CEO Vince McMahon. This led many fans to speculate that there was backstage politics involved thus making the character much more hated.

Ric Flair

Ric Flair

WWE Legend Ric Flair (Image Credits: Cageside Seats)

The Nature Boy Ric Flair was a massive heel in both WWE and WCW. At a time when the American Dream Dusty Rhodes was the one loved by all the fans due to his simple background and humble attitude, Flair was the polar opposite. He flaunted his wealth and riches with an extremely arrogant attitude and proved to be one of the most hated heels in WWE.

Vince McMahon

Vince McMahon

Ex-WWE CEO Vince McMahon (Image Credits: WWE)

The former CEO of WWE, Vince McMahon was one of the biggest heels. He played the evil boss character on TV and regularly misused his power against those he did not like. Whenever involved in a feud, McMahon would cheat or make the match unfair in every way possible thus making him a very hated on-screen personality. One of the most memorable feuds is against babyface Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Randy Orton

Randy Orton

WWE Superstar Randy Orton (Image Credits: Cageside Seats)

Multiple-time world champion and nicknamed as The Viper, Randy Orton tops the list as the greatest heel in WWE. The 14-time world champion has had several heel personas including, ‘The Legend Killer’. Orton played a diabolical madman who would inflict as much pain and violence as he could on his opponents also while taking them down psychologically. Using sadistic tactics Orton would do whatever it took to beat his opponent and inflict pain. He had long-term feuds with superstars like John Cena and Triple H.

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