Grading recent WWE Superstar face and heel turns

Modified 26 Feb 2021
Top 5 / Top 10

#4 Heel turn - Chad Gable/Otis

Otis showed a different side by attacking the Mysterios.
Otis showed a different side by attacking the Mysterios.

Chad Gable has had both a heel turn and a face turn on the WWE main roster. Over the last two years, he's been the underdog babyface, even overcoming being called 'Shorty G.' Whereas Otis' entire run in NXT and WWE has been as a goofball face.

With the lack of depth across the tag divisions throughout WWE, it would have made sense to keep this new pairing as good guys. The SmackDown Tag Team Champs, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode, are heels, so they'll need several teams of good guys to go against. The Street Profits are the former Champs and had their impressive run with the belts.

Other than those three teams, there are the Mysterios and Gable/Otis. The latter attacked the Mysterios during and after their tag match on SmackDown last week in a clear heel turn. Gable was smiling the whole time and cheering Otis on, as he beat up Dominik and Rey. Their actions got them disqualified but they continued the assault after the match.

The direction is new for both men as Gable can be the manipulator and Otis can be the instrument of destruction. A mindless/ruthless Otis could be a better direction, since his original meat-loving character hasn't netted him many accolades. He did win Money in the Bank, but lost the briefcase to the Miz. The heel turn could be a good move for both men.

Grade for Otis/Chad Gable heel turn - B+

Published 26 Feb 2021
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