I will never understand why Arn Anderson was never a world champion. A solid worker, a great gimmick and one of the best ever to cut a promo. While Ric Flair got all the press for his success as a member of the Four Horsemen, Anderson was the backbone of the group and the leader by default.
My friend Rick Ballou has been critical of professional wrestling for its lack of heels and performers with real personalities. He is so right on both levels. There aren’t the mega bad guys who were from parts unknown and had finishing moves that captivated everyone.
Those days are gone forever. Professional wrestling needs that kind of pageantry of sorts. Because of the era, the change in climate and fans’ sensibilities, those things are in the past for good. While there isn’t the hatred for the bad guy as there was in decades past, there are still a few good ones on both Raw and SmackDown Live.
You could even make the argument the heel persona is doing better than the fan favourite because they appear to be more polished as well as more complete in and out of the ring. The fact Kevin Owens is not part of this list speaks to the greatness of those who are doing it better than everyone else.
Here is a look at the five best heels in WWE today.
#1 Chris Jericho
It’s not what Jericho is doing as much as what he isn’t doing. The six-time WWE World champion isn’t letting his lack of a title belt affect his performance in and out of the ring. He is the best performer on either roster and is the best WWE has to offer.
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Yes, he is that good. At some point, the company must figure out what it wants to do about his “relationship” with Kevin Owens. Will a heel vs. heel confrontation work? Does this mean Owens becomes a babyface or will the company throw this one aside like it has done with many other great angles in the past?
Jericho deserves another run, this time at the Universal Title. WWE just has to figure out how to get him there.