I watched Smackdown, Steffo giving threats to Stacy, The Voice and the Red fingernails make me wonder if Steffo is still a heel?(Hair does not count?) Then Steffo was taking lines from her boyfriend's famous RAW speech. I beginning to think Eric is the face after watching Smackdown.
Does the writing staff even have a clue these days on face/heel?
I think it's a way to add more depth to the characters.. next to Eric Bischoff, Steph is definitely a face, but when he's not present to be her foil she has definite heelish tendencies. It just depends on the situation. Talking to Kidman's group and Stacy backstage, she definitely acted heelish, but when put against Eric she's face almost by default. Just like the Rock's match with Flair this week, because of the situation Rock became the heel and ran with it, but the next night on Smackdown he was the face again. They're blurring the lines between "good guy" and "bad guy", and having friction between Angle and Lesnar, Booker T and Shawn Michaels, and other such situations is helping things along.
Probably she is cracking under the pressure or something and Bisch will get the upperhand.. Eric comes across as the confident cocky one and Steph as the one who just tries her best to stand up to him.
"...And I use that to fuck them some place fairly uncomfortable." "What, like the back of a volkswagen ?" -Mallrats
She's doing a great job playing the shades of gray. I didn't think I would be able to cheer her, and it gets easier each week. I'm a smackdown guy who doesn't have cable so watching raw is an effort I don't always make. Shephanie's brought me Eddy! Benoit! and Brock! She's lost Jericho, HHH, and the unamericans. Excepting Storm, none of them are big losses in my personal book.
And she's looking good in her respectful business suits.
The first instance i ever saw of it was when Hogan turned NWO. The fans were so shocked that they flooded the ring with trash, which I thought was a pretty cool way of expressing pure hate towards a heel faction.