Originally Posted by Seabs
Danielson and Nigel did during their title runs.
The argument about Truth being a good heel because nobody likes him isn't correct. Just because you have a heel that everyone dislikes doesn't mean they're doing there job. All the best heels, people LOVE to hate. Cornette and Heenan for example. They were the best heels and everyone loved to hate them rather than just not liking them because they were heels. Truth is just flat out annoying in ROH. He doesn't do anything to make himself a heat magnet and he's just presented as a generic heel manager with a distinctive look. He is better in AAW though but he needs to start doing something that makes himself less generic heel managery.
I think the heels you love to hate don't have the same effect because you know they are a great heel and it is a real respectful hate.
Where as a guy you just can't stand will be the heel job and get under your skin and make you wanna see him fail.
There has hardly EVER been a heel that I love to hate. But when there is it pretty much means that in my mind he is an amazing heel. Hating a great heel is like loving a great face.
I loved to hate Human Tornado in his Chris Hero Fued, because of that I can't speak higher of him. Where as a heel I just can't stand like Alex O'Reily I just want to see the worst happen to and to crash and burn.
But maybe that's just me.
Also in the "smark era" It's not the heel that gets the hate, it's the bad worker or guy who does something backstage so it gets pretty murky.