Re: How come there are no bad ass faces?
They last tried it with Punk, but completely fucked it up by directing it toward one of the very few actual living legends within the WWE mere weeks after a face turn. A badass face character might be able to get away with butting heads with the other faces, but in that instance they pushed it way too far. The taunting and the disrespect could work wonderfully against heels, but it was too much for someone as over as Triple H.
Having said that, I do think there's one guy who fits the description. Randy Orton's character is portrayed as both a face and a badass. He's unpredictable, he'll strike first, he'll stand up to faces and he never has to explain any of it. He's never presented as crossing the line, he's never treated like he's gone too far. Whether he's utterly destroying Christian or suddenly assaulting Sheamus the guy is treated, respected and liked as a face.