6 of WWE's best heels from each era
Since the start of the 1980s, WWE has had so many talented heels. These are the Superstars/managers who could make any crowd boo them, any crowd taunt them, any crowd love to hate them, and most importantly, these are guys/women who could make their babyface opponents look like superheroes.
However, in this article, I have decided to give myself the next to impossible task of picking the best heel from each of WWE's main eras over the past 37 years.
Let's get started:
#6 The Golden Age (1982-1993): Rowdy Roddy Piper
In my opinion, the late great Rowdy Roddy Piper is the greatest heel of all time, nevermind of just one era in WWE.
Piper's heel status skyrocketed when he famously smashed a coconut over the head of the largely popular babyface Jimmy 'The Superfly' Snuka on an episode of Piper's Pit. The crowd absolutely despised him for this, and Piper's impeccable mic work successfully continued to bring people to shows because they would pay to go to WWE shows just to boo him.
But the big payoff was his feud with Hulk Hogan, which saw them face off in a tag team main event in the first ever WrestleMania. Rowdy's ability to have the crowd totally against him meant he was the perfect guy to make Hulk Hogan popular and as WWE's top guy.
Hulk Hogan is now considered by many to be the biggest WWE draw of all time, because he made WWE a mainstream product. Whilst that is true, people forget that Piper was the catalyst which made Hulk Hogan such a big star. Roddy's antics made everyone instantly want to see someone punch him in the face, and so they got behind Hogan because he was the man that they thought would do it
No one could make babyfaces as popular over the years as Piper did. The man really had a gift of getting the most out of his opponents and himself, both in the ring and on the mic, Hogan just being one example. He was truly the Joker to any Batman of The Golden Age.