5 Obvious Heel Turns in WWE That Worked

Moments before Randy Savage turned on Hulk Hogan.
Moments before Randy Savage turned on Hulk Hogan.

WWE, over the years, has done its best to provide us with shocking twists and turns, heel turns and face turns that nobody saw coming.

There have been recent ones such as Dean Ambrose turning on Seth Rollins (it was expected, but very few people thought he would do it the night Roman announced he was taking a leave of absence due to his cancer diagnosis) and Bayley turning on Becky Lynch and seemingly aligning herself with Sasha Banks. Older ones include Shawn Michaels putting Marty Jannetty through the glass in the Barber Shop and Steve Austin aligning with Vince McMahon at the end of WrestleMania x-Seven. An, of course, there's Hulk Hogan being the 3rd man at Bash at the Beach 1996, joining Kevin Nash and Scott Hall to form the nWo.

But how about turns that we all saw coming, or ones that were heavily rumored and then happened just as people anticipated? Those are fewer and further between, but they have happened, and in WWE history, many of them have actually worked out well.

Whether it was the culmination of a long-term storyline that people knew had to eventually come to an end, or one that people weren't exactly hoping for but at least ended up giving us some great matches, WWE has had some predictable occasions in which good guys have turned on their pals to join the dark side.

Before we get to the five best obvious heel turns, here are two honorable mentions. One of them isn't a heel turn, but a great betrayal that everyone knew was coming, and another was fairly predictable, but nobody was really fully sure it was actually going to happen. Let's briefly dive into those before we tackle the most expected heel turns in WWE history.

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Edited by Kevin C. Sullivan
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