He needs to try harder to get booed, he's playing to the script too much and should be reacting a bit more instinctively take for example JBL, he soaked in the cheers until he started talking when he said "This isn't sing-a-long with The Wrestling God, shut your mouth." we need more heels who spontaneously react like this.
I'm not totally sure that he's supposed to be a heel. I mean has he done anything particularly heelish? The gimmick obviously seems to lend itself to a heel by default, but I'm not so sure. He's only faced a jobber no one knows or cares about so it's not like he's taking on a top face. He's also not being overly brutal or aggressive. All he's done is show an extremely cocky and self aggrandizing personality. In this day in age that is not a uniquely heel trait anymore. The NXT creative team is smart. They know the kind of crowd they have. That crowd will cheer for anyone interesting as long as they're colorful and work hard. It doesn't matter what the character does as long as they're entertaining. The fans down there have forced face turns from Enzo, Cass, and Emma recently. I think the plan was just to send English out and see what happens. Shoot for a tweener and let it play out. Allow the crowd to dictate the direction they go in. He won't ever be an über face but the crowd doesn't want him to be a heel.
I may be totally off the mark here, but time will tell. From what I've seen there hasn't been any heel traits besides the gimmick. If they're smart they'll keep him in a tweener role who just plays up to himself rather than to the crowds emotions.
This. I was just talking to my brother the other day about how much he reminds me of Freddie in looks and pizazz. I only wish he could sing like him, not that he's bad, but he's no more than average to me at singing.
"Return to me again empty-handed, and I will bathe the starways in your blood."
Thanos is only beaten because he allows himself to be, and he only allows himself to be beaten because, in spite of his ambition to attain ultimate power, he sub-consciously knows that he's not worthy of it.
~ Adam Warlock
Hahaha, the first time I saw this guy on NXT i was wondering why he was jobbing since he actually has a unique look and certainly can have a gimmick of a rock star like Freddie.. Still i'm glad they have repackage him, he is awesome in this gimmick. Currently one of my top 3 NXT stars.