2019 the year of the heel turn

Since we are in December and soon there will be the year end awards I was thinking back on wrestling this year. There are several contenders for wrestler of the year and tons of great matches. But when I think of best promos or segments I realized a lot of them have been about great heel turns this year.

Dakota Kai https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hcL6ViGxJQ

Finn Balor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7khKnjJ-uEs

Bayley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmeideHe8iA

Shane McMahon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbkxENFLvfM

MJF https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMMaOEFvV7c

Seth Rollins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5_yiS5Czp4

Io Shirai https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V03ivXaHjKU

It’s not unusual for there to be a lot of heel turns in a year but I thought 2019 had some really well done ones.

Does anyone have a favorite heel turn this year? Any I might be forgetting?


I mean MJF was always a heel, really. He was just working everybody.


I don’t think MJF counts he was a heel who was Cody’s friend. That’s like calling Finn a heel for hitting Adam Cole. I’m not sure Seth is even a heel yet

There was also the heel turn by kabuki warriors

I actually think that a majority of those heel turns have been flops. MJF I liked because it was teased for weeks and they didn’t pull the trigger immediately. But if I had to choose one I’d probably put Sasha Banks turn up there. Simple and violent.

What about KENTA in NJPW?!

(In Japanesse with English captions)

When @Brandonfrmnj picked Heroes of Wrestling for Rewind-A-Wai.


This one may take the cake
Mostly because he got so physical with Shibata
With WK coming up - is there a match that could be make to create a wow factor more than Shibata coming back vs heel Kenta?

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Absolutely this.


Pollock would agree about Brandon from New Jersey picking that god awful show again.