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  1. Cynicism's Avatar
    No one will ever get to the level of Bobby The Brain Heanan IMO, he could make me both laugh and hate him at the same time. Not just as a manager though, probably the best colour commentator of all time. The chances of finding someone good would be increased if they looked mind you
  2. ToiletBowl's Avatar
    I've said several times that Vickie is really the only female in the industry that is worth a damn. The women wrestlers are easily replaceable with any random female wrestler, however, Vickie is gold and the most over female in the business. Stephanie could be but she rarely if ever appears on tv.

    Ivory during her Right To Censor run was fantastic as well. Everyone loved to boo her.
  3. knox's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by restholdsrule1
    There is very little natural development in WWE at the present. The over reliance on the writing teams means that a natural connection with the audience is not capitalised on. This works for good guys and bad guys. This is made worse by the stop / start pushes and flavour of the month booking that means no one has time to develop as a believable heel or face. If a wrestler doesn't succeed almost straight away with the role assigned to them they are cast aside and quickly forgotten.

    To really hate someone they need to win more than they lose. Otherwise a fans desire to see them get what they deserve can't build enough for it to be satisfying when it finally happens.

    That was pure brilliant, no better way to put it than this. It is indeed Flavor of the month booking and its been like that since the early 2000s. The WWE tried The Miz, Jack Swagger, Drew McCintyre, Del Rio and all these other guys.

    The last true dominant heel that could last for years and years in the same role was Triple H from like 2002-06 and Edge from 2004-10. Other than that, its been hard because the WWE books these guys like robots.

    One true formula I always believed in, is building a strong heel that generates heat by making him a super over babyface first. This worked well with Hogan, the biggest hero ever turning heel in 96'. That guy was getting beer thrown at him every night, that was a true heel.

    WWE has to turn Cena, Kofi & Mysterio heel. Respectively those 3 have been faces for 9, 4 and 16 years.
  4. restholdsrule1's Avatar
    There is very little natural development in WWE at the present. The over reliance on the writing teams means that a natural connection with the audience is not capitalised on. This works for good guys and bad guys. This is made worse by the stop / start pushes and flavour of the month booking that means no one has time to develop as a believable heel or face. If a wrestler doesn't succeed almost straight away with the role assigned to them they are cast aside and quickly forgotten.

    To really hate someone they need to win more than they lose. Otherwise a fans desire to see them get what they deserve can't build enough for it to be satisfying when it finally happens.
  5. holycrapoly's Avatar
    As all heels are generally the same, it does get extremely hard to hate a heel nowadays. WWE needs to find new ways to make a different heel.

    My guess? Wade Barrett will be this different, ass-kicking heel.
  6. TheGreatOne's Avatar
    I've thought for years that some guys who arn't good on the mic should have a manager like Lesnar has to speak for him to generate heat.
  7. knox's Avatar
    The issue is heel wrestlers can't get over anymore because WWE books these guys as crybaby cheaters that whine all the time. They don't book general kick ass heels anymore like Sheamus or Kane.

    When I'm at a WWE event live, I rarely boo any heels because they're all the same. We know that the only way they're gonna win a match is if they cheat. There's no true difference between Cm Punk, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler and the others.
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