Tuesday, April 23

Best Heels In WWE Right Now, Ranked

Over the years, especially in recent decades, WWE has found it quite difficult to book effective babyface characters. On the other hand, they have always remained pretty good at creating compelling and strong heel characters who are entertaining, dislikable, and have star power. In WWE today, the roster is full of talented individuals, with several heels standing out as the most entertaining and must-see names on television.



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10 Grayson Waller’s Charisma Has Been More And More Apparent As A Heel

Waller Has Been A Consistent Midcard Act

Current WWE Brand

Most Recent Heel Turn

SmackDown

November 2021

Ever since his call up from NXT, Grayson Waller has showcased great charisma and comfort on the microphone. He might not be a world class in-ring performer just yet, but he has the character work nailed down, which is why he’s been put in the ring for segments with the likes of John Cena, Cody Rhodes, Edge, and more since his call up.


Everything from Waller’s music, delivery, and natural arrogance makes him among the best heels in WWE today, even without a major feud to speak of just yet. It is only a matter of time before he climbs up the card.

9 Carmelo Hayes’ Heel Work In NXT Should Not Be Overlooked

Hayes’ Recent Heel Turn Has Brought Out His Best

Current WWE Brand

Most Recent Heel Turn

NXT

February 2024

Carmelo Hayes has such a natural aura as a heel, which can be seen in his heel turn during a feud with Trick Williams in NXT. Whilst he hasn’t showcased his great talents on the main roster as a heel, he will undoubtedly make a great addition to RAW and SmackDown when getting called up.


It is a shame that the main roster is missing out on his great work recently, as he is one of the biggest highlights of NXT right now.

8 Damage CTRL As A Whole Are A Great Heel Act

The Group Are A Dominant Act On SmackDown

Current WWE Brand

Most Recent Heel Turn

SmackDown

July 2022

Ever since Iyo Sky won the WWE Women’s Championship, Damage CTRL went from a failed act to the highlight of SmackDown’s women’s division. The act, made up of Sky, Asuka, Kairi Sane, and Dakota Kai, work together wonderfully.

The numbers advantage they have and the generic cheating makes them dislikable, and a recent feud with Bayley has opened them up to being an even better heel faction.


7 Nia Jax Has Been On Top Her Game Since Returning To WWE

Jax’s Best Work Has Come In The Last Few Months

Current WWE Brand

Most Recent Heel Turn

RAW

September 2023

Despite a lot of critics, Nia Jax has emerged as one of the best heels in WWE’s women’s division today. Jax gets a lot of heat from fans, and this time around it is because she’s putting in some great work as a heel.

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Jax’s promo has been far better since her return, her matches with Becky Lynch and Rhea Ripley have impressed, and she also looks more dominant than ever before.


6 Logan Paul Is A Natural Heel

Paul Has Taken To WWE Like No One Else

Current WWE Brand

Most Recent Heel Turn

SmackDown

January 2023

After WWE tried and failed to make Logan Paul a babyface, they gave in and did what they should’ve done immediately – make him into a huge heel. Paul’s entire persona, coming into WWE and being naturally gifted, makes it so easy for fans to dislike him.

Paul is comfortable on the mic, running down fans and his opponents, to the point where WWE saw him as credible enough to be crowned as the United States Champion. He is legit top star in WWE now and one of the most recognizable names they have on the roster.


5 Roman Reigns’ Tribal Chief Character Is Still Captivating

Reigns’ Heel Run Isn’t As Good As It Was

Current WWE Brand

Most Recent Heel Turn

SmackDown

August 2020

One year ago, Roman Reigns would have led this list as the best heel WWE had seen in years. However, his part-time run has become jarring, The Bloodline saga has lost a lot of momentum, and Reigns’ act has become more repetitive.

All that being said, Reigns still carries himself with more star power and presence than most, his promos are stunning, and he still brings in a lot of heat. He may have dropped down the ranks in terms of the best heel in WWE today, but he is still head and shoulders above most on the roster in every aspect.


4 A New Version Of “Hollywood” Rock Is Breath Of Fresh Air

The Rock’s Heel Turn Was A Shock

Current WWE Brand

Most Recent Heel Turn

SmackDown

February 2024

Whilst The Rock hasn’t been heel again in WWE for very long, he is already up there with the best heels on the WWE roster right now. He has taken some elements of the classic “Hollywood” Rock character and brought into it an arrogance from being one of the biggest celebrities on the planet and now a board member in TKO.

As opposed to all of The Rock’s appearances in the last decade, he now feels fresh, engaging, and a proper character once again.


3 Dominik Mysterio Gets More Heat Than Any Heel In WWE

The Fans Love To Hate Dom-Dom

Current WWE Brand

Most Recent Heel Turn

RAW

September 2022

Even though Dominik Mysterio has not had a major rivalry since facing his father Rey Mysterio back at WrestleMania 39, he still receives the largest heat out of any other heel on WWE’s roster, and for that reason alone he must be considered as one of the best heels in the company today.

He is getting better and better every time he is in front of fans, and to put it bluntly, he simply “gets it”. Mysterio has the natural knack of being a smarmy, unlikable heel, eating into the crowd’s reactions and building off of them.


2 Gunther’s Intercontinental Title Reign Has Made Him A Top Heel In WWE

Gunther Is The Ultimate Final Boss In WWE Currently

Current WWE Brand

Most Recent Heel Turn

RAW

January 2019

The case of Gunther as a top heel is an interesting one, because he is someone who is more righteous, respectful, and dominant than most heels on the roster. However, his meanstreak, the arrogance he holds, and the occasional pieces of hypocrisy when he’s desperate makes him a captivating character and great heel.

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As Intercontinental Champion, he has the longest reign out of anyone in history, looking completely unstoppable in the process. In terms of “monster” heels, though he doesn’t quite fall into that category, he is up there with the best in WWE.


1 Drew McIntyre Is In His Best Form In WWE Right Now

McIntyre’s Career Has Been Given New Life Since Turning Heel

Current WWE Brand

Most Recent Heel Turn

RAW

November 2023

The number one heel in WWE right now is Drew McIntyre. The reason for this is that like all good villains, he fully believes himself to be the good guy, and in truth he always makes good points.

His violent nature, his vindictiveness, and his stunning character work still makes him a bad guy though, even with his valid reasons and great points made in promos. He is a thrilling part of WWE programming right now.

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