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5 Best Heel Turns of 2017

Riju Dasgupta
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Let's look back at all the good moments with bad guys
Looking back at all the good moments with the bad guys

It is well established that the one element that differentiates sports from sports entertainment, is the element of drama that is inherent to wrestling. Friendships hang on by a thread, as loyalties change quite often in the WWE world.

As we look back at 2017, we've handpicked 5 heel turns that we found particularly exciting and intriguing. They were well executed, and they all had the audience gasping with utter shock. Feel free to disagree and please mention your thoughts in the comments below.

Razor Ramon once said- 'Bad times don't last, but bad guys do'. As we wait patiently for Jason Jordan to turn heel, let's look at some heel turns that did take place this year, much to our amazement.

On to our list...

#5 Cesaro & Sheamus attack the Hardy Boyz

This was a moment that left everyone in shock
This was a moment that left everyone in shock

We do not blame you if you've forgotten WWE Payback 2017, the post WrestleMania 33 pay-per-view event. We would too, considering the 'House of Horrors' match was on that show. However, not everything about the show was a dud. Do you guys remember the clash between The Hardy Boyz and Sheamus/Cesaro?

The returning Hardy Boyz and Cesaro/Sheamus put on an impressive showcase, that ended with The Hardy Boyz going over the babyface team of Cesaro and Sheamus. The two teams would stand in the middle of the ring, in a show of respect. And then out of nowhere, Sheamus and Cesaro would turn heel.

As they attacked the Hardyz, Sheamus and Cesaro would effectively push themselves into main event status as the top heel team. Little did they know that The Shield would reunite a few months down the line, and they would be The Shield's primary antagonists.

Unfortunately, in the next case, an injury would stunt the following heel's run...

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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