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Many of us on WF have a strange obsession with heels and I just can't wrap my head around why. I never thought it was a bad idea to respect a heels work but to flat out cheer a heel character is really lame and kinda ruins the show. It's like fans are doing their best to troll the WWE by cheering for those we're supposed to be rooting against. I understand many of us relate to asshole/badass characters who don't play by the rules because IRL we'd like to be as bold and "cool" as them but enough is enough. Cheering for heels is extremely corny
 

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What exactly makes the babyfaces worth cheering?
Well for the most part heels and baby faces in the WWE are basically the same. Face comes out and says some generic shit pandering to the fans and/or the city, heel comes out and generically shits on the city and/or fans. I don't understand what about that makes heels cheerable?
 

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I think people cheer heels for two reasons: they're doing it ironically to prove they're smart and not getting worked and also, because they have low morals and they would be heels in real life, if they could get away with it. They'd like to be a bully, if they could, they'd cheat to get ahead, or they're cowardly, so they can empathize with the heels behavior better than a babyface showing heart and being a stand-up guy.
 

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I think people cheer heels for two reasons: they're doing it ironically to prove they're smart and not getting worked and also, because they have low morals and they would be heels in real life, if they could get away with. They'd like to be a bully, if they could, they'd cheat to get ahead, and they're probably cowardly, so they can empathize with the heels behavior better than a babyface showing heart and being a stand-up guy.
I mean a lot of the heels actually have a charcther and are intresting. A lot of babyfaces are booked so bad it is hard to care about them. Depends on the act too though sometimes it is weird cheering a heel
 

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Nah, many just like to cheer heels because the heels are cooler characters and some simply to be contrarian. Don't see how that is corny.
...WWE heels are just as one dimensional as the faces though. Nobody on the show is truly compelling and it seems most just cheer heels because "lol they said a mean thing to the fans! How thrilling!"

Contrarians are the corniest form of human man beings
 

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Cheering a heel isn't particularly a bad thing. The Rock, Austin etc. getting cheers when they were heels wasn't a bad thing, they were liked and they were eventually turned.

It's heels pandering to the crowd or doing things to get a pop that's bad. Which is seen too much nowadays. Failure to adapt your move set and ring style means you're basically a face who occasionally bashes the crowd to get a 10 second boo.
 

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Cheering a heel isn't particularly a bad thing. The Rock, Austin etc. getting cheers when they were heels wasn't a bad thing, they were liked and they were eventually turned.

It's heels pandering to the crowd or doing things to get a pop that's bad. Which is seen too much nowadays. Failure to adapt your move set and ring style means you're basically a face who occasionally bashes the crowd to get a 10 second boo.
That's what I'm saying... heels today(exluding Jericho and maybe Miz) aren't compelling enough to deserve cheers like the Rock and Stone Cold did. Those two were legitimately awesome and could wreck anybody on the mic
 

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That's what I'm saying... heels today(exluding Jericho and maybe Miz) aren't compelling enough to deserve cheers like the Rock and Stone Cold did. Those two were legitimately awesome and could wreck anybody on the mic
But it's become less about the mic work and more about the ring work, especially in modern day WWE.

You'd have Rollins and Owens doing suicide dives and all sorts of high flying spots and flashy moves, despite being heels.

It doesn't help that a lot of the heels they have were well respected guys from the independents who people had wanted to see in a WWE ring for years upon years.
 

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The only people I cheer for regardless of which side they're on are the ex Shield guys. I cheered The Shield when they were heels - at Mania 29 and Summerslam 2013, a lot of people were booing them but I cheered for them and I swear some people gave me a dirty look :lol Which is funny considering how many people cheer for heels these days lol.

But I always thought The Shield were cool heels anyway, they did heelish things like cheating and using their numbers advantage to win and overpower people but they always put on awesome matches and got the job done when they had to. But that ended up forcing WWE to turn them face cos people wouldn't stop cheering them after a certain point in time.

But I think turning some people won't even help anyway, I think when Dean Ambrose finally turns heel he'll still get cheered cos heel Dean is awesome.

But then again what do I know, I was the only person cheering for Seth Rollins the night after Mania 31 when he rubbed the WWE Championship in Brock Lesnar's face :lol Everybody else was cheering for Brock but I was on Seth's side haha.
 

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Being a heel is so much easier.

You're a cool heel= People praise you for being cool.
You're a real heel that gets heat= People praise you for getting heat.

Win/Win as long as you aren't getting crickets.
 

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Depends on the heel. If they offer any sort of entertainment value to me than I'm willing to get on board.

While there are alot of babyfaces who are garbage there are also a boat load of heels who are garbage as well: Boring Corbin, Sheamus, The Welcoming Committee, TJP, Titus O'Neill, Apollo Crews, Jinder Mahal, Dolph Ziggler, etc.
 

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It's simple. In today's WWE the heels are generally the more interesting characters.

Not really much more to it than that. Suggesting that people only do it to be "cool" or that people cheer for heels because they have no moral code themselves is beyond laughable.

I'm willing to bet that most of the people using the above excuses are people who's favorite performer happens to be a lame, uninteresting babyface.
 
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