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Hollywood Hogan, the transition from babyface in WWF to an all out heel in WCW was awesome, his character change just changed the face of the business to an extent, it got viewers tuning into WCW to see what all the fuss about Hogan turning bad guy was all about. To me, Hogan's heel run in WCW and leader of nWo was the best heel work I've seen.
Triple H, Ric Flair and The Rock all other mentions, oh and Undertaker during his Ministry days was awesome.

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1- Edge

2-Jake the snake roberts

3-Ravishing rick rude


5-Ted dibiase senior
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I have been thinking about this so I figured I'd bump this thread. I think this thread is a good idea but to be fair I have to say I'm disappointed so many people who posted in this thread mostly or only gave recent guys. I want to do this true justice. 

First I feel we should have an evaluation of what a "heel" or a "bad guy" is, and what makes a heel great. This is an arguable point (the point of this forum) and yes this could be a whole thread in itself; but to me a heel is someone who strikes a nerve, or a couple of nerves, in the fans, draws their interest, and angers them, all in a memorable or unusual way, while at the same time making the fans want to see them to the point where they would turn on their TV or pay money to see them live, all without doing something to turn the fans away.    

Now for an explanation of why I am not including Stone Cold Steve Austin in his heel runs; which have been mentioned. Yes, Austin was an interesting character. Yes, Austin was a must see and a massive draw. But he still had loyal fans every time he was a "bad guy." His rise to the top of the roster during his feud with Bret Hart in late 1996 coincided with his rise to popularity. By the time he turned again in 2001 he had already gained a reputation as one of the most popular ever and some still favored him no matter what. Thus I would consider him a tweener, not a true heel. 

Honorable mentions: 

Superstar Billy Graham (pre 1978)

The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase (1987-1990)

"Sexy Boy" Shawn Michaels (1992-1995, 1997-1998)

Macho Man Randy Savage (1985-1987, 1989-1991) 

Brock Lesnar (post 2014)

The Nature Boy" Ric Flair (pre 1993)

Larry Zbyszko (1980) 

"The Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers (1950-1963)

Classy Freddie Blassie (pre 1973)

Hans Schmidt (his whole career, but mostky the 50's) 

My top 8 (I tried to limit it to 5 but could not.)

8. "Triple H" Hunter Hearst Helmsley - I pretty much guarantee Rico will disagree with this ranking; as while I wouldn't say he hates Hunter he certainly is not really a fan of the guy. But the period from late 1999-2001 Hunter Hearst Helmsley was awesome. He married the bosses' daughter Stephanie, took over the company, ended the career of Mick Foley, and revealed he was the one who orchestrated the running over of Stone Cold Steve Austin, showing that he would do anything to get ahead. That is pretty good to get hated, and his feuds with Cactus Jack and stone Cold in this era were amazing to watch.  

7. "The Russian Bear" Ivan Koloff - His representing of Russia during the Cold War was good to get him a fair amount of heel heat; but Koloff is the greatest example of all time of garnering a career on one victory, even more so than Brock Lesnar over the Undertaker. No one thought he would up end Bruno Sammartino and end his long title reign. Thus from 1971 on Koloff was massively hated. Of course once Bruno got the belt back Koloff was the perfect challenger from Bruno in 1975. 

6. The Sheik - I rank him for two main reason, how much he was absolutely hated and how long he was on top of the game. He was truly savage in the ring and (to my knowledge) invented throwing fire in the ring. He has no friends and turned on everyone. His 1969 feud with Bruno Sammartino was hot (no pun intended.) He was even banned from Madison Square Garden in 1969 for causing an actual riot. And his career lasted five decades. 

5. Andre The Giant - Andre from early 1987-1990 barely edges out Helmsley in my eyes. In believe when many people today evaluate the career of Andre they look over the fact that, while even as a face Andre was dangerous when angry, he was one of the most popular good guys in the business for a fifteen year period. He also feuded with Heenan and his man Big John Studd. All of this is why his turn an alliance with Bobby The Brain Heenan was such a huge thing at the time. Andre versus Hulk Hogan was the biggest feud of the late 80's and more or less actually was the main draw of two WrestleManias in a row, III plus of course they meet head on in the tournament in IV. Plus Andre seemed absolutely unbeatable going into the feud.    

4. Jake The Snake Roberts - He was a heel upon his WWF debut in 1986; but here I am specifically thinking of his 1991 turn; which was awesome. His 1991 feud with Macho Man was one of the best angles ever, planting a snake in Elizabeth's wedding present, saying Macho Man hides behind a skirt, slapping Elizabeth across the face, cutting an interview where he says that he could cultivate Elizabeth into something even he could love; it was all pushing so many boundaries and one of the greatest heel performances ever just based on these few months they were feuding alone. Plus Jake didn't have to "act" to be dark; which surely served as a major key to his success. 

3. Gorgeous George - This is the guy who invented what a bad guy or a "heel" was. He did everything a heel is supposed to do that I described above..., make up a persona, antagonize the audience, rile up the fans, do things to cause the crowd to want to see him get beat up, all while at the same time not pushing fans away. Plus of course society in the 40's was a lot more conservative than it is now; so a man wearing flowers and getting showered in perfume was atrocious to many. Yet at the same time, the gimmick was so simple. Because of all this, George was a hot ticket during his whole run; and I have seen him credited for ushering in the era of television. Not just ushering in the era of professional wrestling on television; but the era of television itself as it overtook radio and the movie theater. His 1962 hair vs mask match with the Destroyer was huge. 

2. Rowdy Roddy Piper - To beat George on this list you have to be good and Hot Rod is. His best years as a heel were 1984-1986. Many people put Piper as #1 all time in a list of heels because of this era. There is no doubt he is one of the greatest. He owned the mic, all of his interviews and episodes of Piper's Pit show clear evidence of why. He was so sassy and egotistical, but at the same time comfortable. His feud with Hulk Hogan spawned the first WrestleMania, and he was the perfect guy to feud with Hogan at the time for all the aforementioned reasons. I have said many times that the WWF had a mini attitude era in this period of time solely because of him; and I stand by it.    

1. Killer Kowalski - I consider Killer Kowalski to be the greatest heel ever for two reasons. The first reason he (along with George) is also largely responsible for more or less inventing the role of the heel in the first place. The second is his longevity in the role and as a wrestler. Most wrestling fans know he gained his "killer" nickname and reputation in 1952 by kneeing Yukon Eric's ear off. But he wrestled very viciously for the time, more or less inventing brawling at a time everyone else wrestled scientifically. Plus, he did it as a heel for a two decade period from the early 50's until the late 70's, ending his in ring career under a mask as one of the Executioners with one of his first trainees John Studd in 1977. 

Edited by Kondor - 14/March/2018 at 08:45

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OK I guess

Eddie Guerrero - Latino Heat Eddie. He was goofy but still he had a mean streak in him a mile long and he used every dirty tactic to win weather it was having the Radicalz or Chyna to run interference while he used a weapon or maybe more old school with the Ric Flairesqe eye pokes and low blows.

Y2J - LOVED his heel work just before he became the undisputed Champion. He was fucking lit as a heel

Angle - Again he was a goofy heel but it was funny and I enjoyed his heel work way more than his face work

Brock Lesnar - He was a fucking monster who just tore through everyone. I remember on a RAW i think he was declared winner by a TKO which was something I had never seen before. Having him go out and destroy faces week in and week out was perfect for his character and his Zach Gowan work was ok I guess as making him a bully to boot.

The Rock - He is perfect for a heel role I liked him when he was the Corporate Champion and his Hollywood Rock run. He just knew how to make the fans hate him or love him. 

Mankind - He was creepy as hell when he started.

HM's - Kane, Matt Hardy V1, Seth Rollins, Nation Of Domination and RTC Ivory  
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