Originally Posted by WashingtonD
WWE have just become shit at making likeble faces and hateble heels. TNA do a much better job at this, disproving the notion that it's impossible to make good faces and heels in the traditional sense in this modern era. Look at Bobby Roode for example.. he gets pure heel heat, despite the fact he is over with the IWC.. or James Storm, who has got himself over as a top face in the past year or so with great mic work. While WWE keep making Sheamus do jokes about his Uncle Paddy and Cena making poop jokes, fans will continue to rally behind guys like Punk and Ziggler.
In contrast to Punk, I believe Bobby Roode is an underrated heel and should have won the Heel of the Year Award in 2012. And he's not much over by the IWC either.
But I do agree that Punk is an effective heel in some way that splits 50/50 cheers and boo's
from the fans. Much like Cena's polarizing chants. This is why Punk/Cena jives very well together and could have had a longer and more epic feud.