From good to bad: 5 best WWE heel turns everLast updated on Aug 14, 2018, 02:45 pm
A wrestler takes on a character and fights either as a good guy who wrestles fairly, is a crowd-favorite (baby face), or as a heel (villain).
Wrestlers also, at times, switch from one to the other, especially to make the story-lines interesting or gather a reaction from the audience.
Among the many heel turns in WWE history, we bring to you the best 5.
Austin sells out
At the height of his popularity, in 1997 WrestleMania, Stone Cold Steve Austin did the unbelievable.
He was the hero of the WWE and hated Vince McMahon like no other.
The WrestleMania XVII match between him and The Rock is considered the greatest of all time.
It is here where Austin, to the shock of the world, sided with McMahon and defeated Rock.
The Rockers fall out
The Rockers were a fan-favorite tag team with members Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty, who stayed together from 1985 to 1992.
In an infamous heel turn, Michaels, out of nowhere, super-kicked his long-time friend, saying that he didn't need him anymore.
Calling someone the Marty Jannetty is considered shameful these days, since the action is what propelled Michaels to superstardom.
When The Shield broke up
The Shield were a mighty force, who emerged from the crowds and bashed up anyone and everyone to announce their arrival.
Each member was a gifted wrestler and The Shield quickly became one of the most popular groups on the roster.
A major shocker came for the WWE universe when Seth Rollins betrayed his friends and joined The Authority.
Fallout in the Mega Powers
Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan were two of the top-draws in the WWE and their popularity soared the charts when they joined forces.
Though Savage was then the WWE champion, he was irked by the fact that Hogan was still the most popular superstar and was adored by the fans.
Tired of playing second fiddle, the Macho Man turned his back on Hulkamania.
The People's Champ turns corporate
The Rock started feuding with Vince McMahon as McMahon despised the "people", whom The Rock represented.
At Survivor Series 1998, The Rock would go one-on-one with Mankind for the vacated WWE Championship.
During the match, Rock locked in the sharpshooter on Mankind, when, as a throwback to the Montreal Screwjob, McMahon rang the bell.
Rock turned heel and hugged the McMahons onstage.