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5 babyfaces who broke character and praised heels 

Reigns and Lesnar
Reigns and Lesnar
Modified 30 Jul 2019
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Professional Wrestling has been around for decades and has entertained fans across the globe in the process. The basic aspect of pro-wrestling has always been the fight between good and evil, with a clear-cut babyface (good guy) taking on a heel who can stoop to any lengths to defeat his nemesis.

As time passed, the line between good and evil began diminishing, and we got stars like Stone Cold Steve Austin and D-Generation X, who were anti-hero figures. Keeping kayfabe alive was one of the most sacred deeds associated with pro-wrestling at one point in time, but with the advent of social media, it died down a slow death. Contrary to the past when a babyface and a heel couldn't even travel together, we have Superstars breaking kayfabe every other day and praising their opponents.

Let's look at 5 times a babyface broke character and praised a heel.

Also read: 5 heels who broke character and praised babyfaces

#5 John Cena makes a bold comment on Randy Orton

Cena and Orton
Cena and Orton

Back in early 2009, Randy Orton had turned into a psychotic heel, attacking the McMahon family on several occasions. The Viper, along with Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes, was the top heel on the Raw brand at that time, feuding with Triple H and the McMahons. On the other hand, John Cena was on his way to meet Edge and The Big Show at 'Mania for the World title. In an interview around WrestleMania season, Cena had nothing but praise for Orton.

I’ve said this before and I said this before his—what is this, his fifth or sixth “breakout?”—that he is the best guy we’ve got. He is certainly the best performer of my generation.


Additionally, Cena talked about him and Orton once being two average guys in WWE developmental, and that he never thought they would go on to headline a WrestleMania.

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Published 30 Jul 2019, 14:20 IST
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