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The 7 - Pro Wrestling - Best/Worst Heel Turn/Face Turn memories
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#21 Posted on 8.8.05 1414.27
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The last good heel turn that I got jazzed up for was Chris Jericho. The image I have in my head is of a bloody, fatigued Jericho sitting on a gurney getting stitched up and the Rock comes by and makes some smartass comment and Jericho POUNCES on him. I marked out.
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#22 Posted on 8.8.05 1424.21
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The Rock's face turn, post-SummerSlam '98 and subsequent re-heel turn at Survivor Series '98 was really well done. I thought so, anyway...felt like I got punched in the stomach when I saw it happen.
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#23 Posted on 8.8.05 1557.49
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You guys are bringing up some great memories.

One of the first WWF TV shows I saw was the "Superstars" where Piper came out on crutches and just destroyed Adonis' flower shop.

I think Mankind's career really took off with the appearance with a certain sock puppet at Mr. McMahon's bedside.

HHH turned from heel to main event heel with his sit down interview with JR prior to SummerSlam 99 and the introduction of his "I am The Game" phrase.

The Hogan-Savage-Elizabeth triangle really was great pro wrestling drama to behold. They did a pretty good job with Flair(w/Perfect)-Savage-Elizbeth too.
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#24 Posted on 8.8.05 1715.32
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(Heel) Demolition turn on Mr Fuji and become a face tag team after their battle against (face) Warlord and Barbarian (Powers of Pain?). Warlord and Barbarian then help Mr. Fuji back up cementing their unexpected heel turn. Can't remember the show (PPV I think) but it went down something like that.


Honky Tonk man using a phone number or (PO box to write in) for fans to vote for him. When he didn't get enough votes he turned on the fans and joined up with Jimmy Hart.


Does Honky still own the record for Longest I.C. Champ? I can't recall if anybody else held it as long as him. Wasn't it close to two years before Ultimate-W took it away from him?

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#25 Posted on 8.8.05 1721.33
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    Originally posted by The Guinness.Lanny Poffo?
    (Heel) Demolition turn on Mr Fuji and become a face tag team after their battle against (face) Warlord and Barbarian (Powers of Pain?). Warlord and Barbarian then help Mr. Fuji back up cementing their unexpected heel turn. Can't remember the show (PPV I think) but it went down something like that.


    Honky Tonk man using a phone number or (PO box to write in) for fans to vote for him. When he didn't get enough votes he turned on the fans and joined up with Jimmy Hart.


    Does Honky still own the record for Longest I.C. Champ? I can't recall if anybody else held it as long as him. Wasn't it close to two years before Ultimate-W took it away from him?




The double turn of the Demo's and Powers of Pain was at Survivor Series 1988. I remember it was done in a way where in confused the live fans and they actually cheered Fuji and the Powers of Pain and booed the Demo's.

I beleive Honky still has the record for IC reign. He held it for a little over a year I think.
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#26 Posted on 8.8.05 1729.58
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    Originally posted by meaty_buys
    I remember it was done in a way where in confused the live fans and they actually cheered Fuji and the Powers of Pain and booed the Demo's


Just as I finished my post the same thought occurred. I won't edit it though, instead I'll look for guidance from an all knowing W. My memory is a little foggy on this but I do recall a short lived face run for Fuji, Twas probably the same time.
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#27 Posted on 8.8.05 1749.34
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    Originally posted by meaty_buys
      Originally posted by The Guinness.Lanny Poffo?
      (Heel) Demolition turn on Mr Fuji and become a face tag team after their battle against (face) Warlord and Barbarian (Powers of Pain?). Warlord and Barbarian then help Mr. Fuji back up cementing their unexpected heel turn. Can't remember the show (PPV I think) but it went down something like that.


      Honky Tonk man using a phone number or (PO box to write in) for fans to vote for him. When he didn't get enough votes he turned on the fans and joined up with Jimmy Hart.


      Does Honky still own the record for Longest I.C. Champ? I can't recall if anybody else held it as long as him. Wasn't it close to two years before Ultimate-W took it away from him?




    The double turn of the Demo's and Powers of Pain was at Survivor Series 1988. I remember it was done in a way where in confused the live fans and they actually cheered Fuji and the Powers of Pain and booed the Demo's.

    I beleive Honky still has the record for IC reign. He held it for a little over a year I think.



Yes Honky Tonk Man held the title for 454 days (June 2nd 1987 - August 29th 1988). He most likely holds the record for the quickest I/C loss against Ultimate Watrior !
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#28 Posted on 8.8.05 1806.03
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All this talk of Savage and nothing of Wrestlemania VII?

I mean, they tipped it when they had Heenan see Elizabeth in the crowd, but so what? It was gold.
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#29 Posted on 8.8.05 2326.42
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Can't believe no one has brought up the face turn of the Undertaker where Jake the Snake slams his hand in the casket and UT drags it after him chasing Jake in scary slow mo zombie mode. Dang, that seriously burned into my young impressionable mind. Did that actually suck, and I was just young enough to think it was amazing?

Facce turn that I had forgotten about but some other people brought up and reminded me of: Mr. Perfect's face turn. That was great. Still, such a shame to break up the dream team of flair/hennig and heenan.
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#30 Posted on 8.8.05 2327.55
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The Virgil face turn against Dibiase? That crowd ate that turn up.
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#31 Posted on 9.8.05 0804.14
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I like subtle turns...like when Sapphire turned on Dusty Rhodes. It wasn't totally out there, but you could see that Rhodes was broken hearted about it.
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#32 Posted on 9.8.05 1055.40
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The Batista face turn was done sooo well, I think it may hold up favorably over time, but it may depend on how long he holds the belt and his post-JBL feuds.

The relatively recent Chavo heel turn on Eddy was also done very well, one of the best breakups ever.

I was sorry we didn't get a Regal heel turn on Eugene, instead he got traded to Smackdown with little fanfare.

The worst turns in recent memory for me had to be the attempted Eddy heel turn that the fans refused to boo, the mini-Hurri-heel-turn already mentioned. The Regal face turn at the time of the invasion also just plain didn't work.
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#33 Posted on 9.8.05 1146.04
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    Originally posted by too-old-now
    I was sorry we didn't get a Regal heel turn on Eugene, instead he got traded to Smackdown with little fanfare.
I liked his eventual face turn, during his angle with Eugene. From trying to cost him matches by "accident" to defending him to Bischoff...it was a thing of beauty.
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#34 Posted on 9.8.05 1220.49
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The worst heel turn ever was when Kane flipped his gourd after Spaz aka Chris Jericho split coffee on him whilst getting excited about Fozzy.
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#35 Posted on 9.8.05 1451.49
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Bzzzt. Kane was already a heel then. Although the turn three months before that-chokeslamming Taker through the ring for no apparent reason-was also pretty lame.
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#36 Posted on 9.8.05 1709.01
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My least favorite heel turn EVER has to be when Undertaker forced JR to kiss Vince's ass. Which led to the most horrifying image EVER of Vince trotting around with his bare ass, laughing, while wearing JR's hat.
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#37 Posted on 9.8.05 1757.07
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Jim Duggan aligning himself with Canada in WCW.
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#38 Posted on 9.8.05 1905.25
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    Originally posted by meaty_buys
    With the recent return of Tatanka, I remember that he actually had a pretty shocking heel turn back in 93 (94?) with the whole Luger/DiBiase deal. I mean, NO ONE saw that coming.


Not to sound like a smartass or anything, but I saw the turn coming a mile away. If they were going to do the "Luger sells out to Dibiase" thing, they would just had Luger ambush Tatanka out of nowhere. Having Tatanka constantly accuse Luger wouldn't have meant anything except if Luger were innocent, which would make Tatanka a heel, which would make Tatanka a perfect candidate to sell out. It wasn't a bad heel turn, but if they tried an angle like that today everyone would see through it instantly.
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#39 Posted on 9.8.05 2139.44
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Worst turn ever?

Bischoff's "Shocking Surprise that Not Even Vince McMahon could stop!", Goldberg's heel turn.

You could tell Goldberg wasn't into it, but I have to admit that the sight of him literally eating Scott Hall's contract was priceless.

Crow Sting's aborted heel turn was a close second. Thank god it didn't last long.
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#40 Posted on 9.8.05 2142.50
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    Originally posted by Kei Posiskunk
    Crow Sting's aborted heel turn was a close second. Thank god it didn't last long.


Even though he didn't turn all the way, the "whose side is Sting on"/early nWo angle was totally awesome.
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