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3 SmackDown Live superstars who could fill the babyface void left by Daniel Bryan on the Blue brand

Why Bryan why?
Why Bryan why?
Divesh Merani
Modified 14 Nov 2018
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As you all would have known by now, Daniel Bryan turned heel and won the WWE Championship from AJ Styles in the main event of Smackdown.

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He will now go on to face Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series, in what may not be such a good idea.

Bryan had to retire from in-ring competition due to head and neck injuries, so how smart is it really to put him in the ring with a guy who only has three moves, all involving an effect to the head and neck area?

Aside from that match, the booking decision to turn Bryan bad was baffling, to say the least. He is one of the most likeable people on the entire WWE roster and has always been extremely over.

Maybe it is down to the frustration of his return not exactly being the success it was envisioned to be. The heel turn does freshen up the new WWE Champion's stale character after his return to the ring.

It certainly is extremely intriguing to see what the Flying Goat will do post-Survivor Series, as the first new WWE Champion in over a year.

One other issue with the turn is that Smackdown is now overflowing with heels, with new arrivals and freshly turned Superstars.

The babyface side on Smackdown consists of AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio and Rusev, with the likes of R-Truth and Tye Dillinger underneath.

There are several more bad guys on the Blue brand. That fact paired with the possibility of "Best In The World" Shane McMahon turning heel, makes it necessary for WWE to turn one of the heels on Smackdown babyface. But who will it be?


Here are three possible heels who could turn face to replace Daniel Bryan.

#3 Andrade Cien Almas

This man is immensely talented
This man is immensely talented

This one is unlikely to happen simply because Andrade Cien Almas is still finding his feet on Smackdown.

Making his debut in May, Almas has been pretty impressive on the Blue brand despite his limited feature time. The former NXT Champion has had great showings against AJ Styles and Rey Mysterio, among others.

However, the fact that the heel side on Smackdown is so stocked has caused Almas to stagnate a bit. He needs to get that big break and it could happen with him turning into a babyface.

El Idolo started off as a face but was hugely unpopular in his role as a good guy. He was then transformed into a ruthless and vicious heel, with Zelina Vega as his manager. The change propelled him to the NXT Championship and a huge uproar in popularity.

Almas has the in-ring skills to be a top tier good guy, proving that when he delivered WWE's first 5-star match since 2011 along with Johnny Gargano. But again, there are other more likely candidates to fill the top babyface spot on Smackdown.

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Published 14 Nov 2018, 14:30 IST
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