REST IN PIECES MIKE BATKO, 1908-2016
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Adelaide, Australia
THE NXT BIG HEEL
I figured this would be a good talking point a few weeks ago, but with the pressing possibility of talent cuts, I think it'd be a good time to think about it now than after a sad, sad chance a promising bad guy gets cut, whoever it is.
It's no secret NXT is lacking a proper heel. That is if you can consider anyone in NXT a heel with their crowd - but I digress. NXT currently has four top heels - two make the tag champions and are slated for a call up this year (Ascension obviously), one is currently injured and gets a very mediocre-at-best reaction when on the shows (Graves), and the last, the number one contender to an almost definite loss, is the smallest (NON MIDGET) guy on the NXT and WWE roster (Breeze).
Right now we're missing that monster heel that is booked strongly. The last one they had was Rusev but he got somewhat rightfully called up fast and is doing pretty well on the main roster.
Whether it be a psychotic, or muscular/tall guy, they have to be booked strong. Undefeated for a long time, and not just in squash matches like Konnor and Viktor.
So, who do you guys think could be the next big heel in NXT? It could be any talent if you could imagine a realistic face-to-heel turn, like Mojo, or any that hasn't debuted, or "officially" debuted, like Crowe or Corbin, respectively.
I've mentioned it a few times, I can certainly see Corbin doing very well as a monster heel when he gets his "official" debut, but I can't really see him going as far as the NXT championship if he still has that blaringly horrific "personality" he displayed in the late 2013 trainee presentation videos that have since been deleted from YouTube.
I also have faith in Crowe by proxy, but if he has lost as much weight as I suspect, he may just turn out to be extremely similar to Graves in look and presence, but more entertaining in-ring (don't hate me for that comparison plz), which may possibly give him only a slight edge over it.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?