Originally Posted by TripleG
I get what they're saying about heels not outshining babyfaces, but that is a bit archaic in this day and age. I still viewed Desmond as the heel regardless, and he was great at playing a heel persona. And in the end of both of their matches, Kurt still out-wrestled him in the end. I don't see the problem. You can still be a great athlete and worker and still get heel heat. Mr Perfect definitely comes to mind. So does Randy Savage. Shawn Michaels in the late 90s does as well.
Honestly, instead of turning AJ heel, they should have had Desmond join up with Flair and ultimately build to AJ Vs. Wolfe for the title with Hogan in AJ's corner and Flair in Desmond's. Oh well.
So much they did wrong at that time. Bring in Nasty Boys and having them go over Eric Young, who had been awarded a good heel push. Having Val Venis cleanly go over Christopher Daniels, who had just headlined a PPV, and lastly Orlando Jordan cleanly defeating Samoa Joe in a squash match.
Never understood the AJ Styles heel turn. He had been on a good run, going over the likes of Sting and Kurt Angle. The next minute he's needing a 61 year old to help him win and acting like a playboy, despite always being pushed as the christian family man he is.
They gave Rob Terry a huge push, then they started jobbing him out. Eric Young became an afterthought in the Wolfpac reunion, complete with no-showing Waltman and obese Hall. Don't get me started on the push to make Abyss face of the company!
Shame because they had a good direction in 2009, with Russo and Ferrara doing a surprisingly decent job, with the exception of having Samoa Joe hand Kurt Angle the world title in a fingerpoke of doom type booking.