Adam wilkinson



We Need the Return of the Real Viper

As well know in the world of professional wrestling there are faces and there are heels. The babyface is the person that plays to the crowd and is easy for the fans to get behind. Whereas the heel (which if you couldn’t tell I’m partial to) is the “bad guy” so to speak. Heels will attack from behind, stage set-ups, put down the fans, and use dirty tactics to pick up a win. Bottom line is, heels will do whatever it takes to secure a victory even if that means bending the rules a bit.

Currently in WWE there are more faces than there are heels and that to me is a concern. I think we all can agree that John Cena and Sheamus are the two biggest babyfaces in the company at the moment. You could even throw Randy Orton in there, which brings me to the topic at hand. WWE needs Randy as a heel, it’s what a lot of people want including myself. Even Randy has said it himself, he prefers working as the villain because he feels a natural heel. If you ask me, not only would the ratings increase if Randy turned heel, but think of all the possibilities that would come along with it. In my personal opinion his current face run is getting old/boring and it’s to the point where his character has become watered down. For those of you who don’t know, Orton’s my favorite wrestler but it’s been really hard to get behind him since his current persona has become quite bland. With that being said, let’s go over a couple of reasons why we need the return of the real viper.

Like I said a bit earlier, there are more faces than heels in WWE at the moment and that’s not a good thing. That’s why a Randy Orton heel turn would be the perfect swerve right about now. If WWE wants to keeps fans interested and wants a bump in the ratings, it’s essential to turn Randy to the dark side. I’ve been a fan of his for a long time and I became a huge fan when he really started to come into his on once his viper gimmick started in 2007. Then once he formed Legacy in late 2008, I was all about Randy Orton. I loved everything about him. Whether it’d be his psychotic demeanor or his devastating punt kicks, which seemed to occur more often back then. Hell, even his matches were more entertaining because he didn’t stick to his five moves, which it seems every face has. But what really made me love him was the he was the anti John Cena. And that’s why he got over with the older fans like me. It was because everyone was sick of Cena, and Orton at the time was the perfect badass heel to take him down. Their feud in 2009 featured some great matches and really catapulted Randy into the spotlight as the ultimate heel.

There was one moment in particular that made Randy the biggest heel in WWE and it was back in 2009 when he punted Vince McMahon in the skull on Raw. I remember watching that live and saying to myself, this guy is the perfect heel. But now that the punt has been banned (concussions) it could possibly make it a little harder for him to make an impact as a heel. The punt kick was more deadly than the RKO during his heel run that unfortunately ended at Wrestlemania 26. If he were to turn heel, I’m sorry Vince but you’d have to make an exception and bring back the punt because that move sort of cemented his heel character.

I could go on for hours ranting on Orton about his lackluster face run but that would just get me too worked up! Instead, I want to know what you guys think. Do you want to see the return of the real viper? Is right now the perfect time to turn him heel? I have a feeling that he won’t be a face for too much longer. Call it a hunch but if you ask me Randy is long overdue for a heel turn. I remember one night on Raw when he was the WWE Champion, he referred to himself as a one man dynasty. At the time, I couldn’t have said it better myself because that’s exactly what he was. A badass heel who beat everybody and did it in dominating fashion. Folks, that’s the Randy Orton we need back in the squared circle. The anti John Cena, a hero among the heels, the real venomous viper.