List of WWE Heel and Face Turns for 2018 | Smark Out Moment

List of WWE Heel and Face Turns for 2018

Posted by Anthony Mango Monday, January 1, 2018
This list will keep track of all the official babyface turns and heel turns that happen in WWE for the year 2018.

At the beginning of this year, I've made some predictions for who I think will end up turning face or heel at some point. I won't be altering these predictions at all throughout the entire year, but I will be adding some revised guesses after the big events, so it'll be interesting to see who I'm right and wrong about. Anybody who I'm right about, I'll strike out.

KEEP IN MIND: When a babyface attacks another babyface, this is almost always a heel turn. When a heel attacks another heel, it doesn't hold the same meaning. Villains turning on villains does not make the beaten down person suddenly a hero, but the actions that come out of that dictate whether a turn happens or not.

  • Goldust solidified his face turn on Monday Night Raw (1/1)
  • The Good Brothers turned face on Monday Night Raw (1/1)
  • Lacey Evans turned heel on NXT (1/17)
  • Mickie James solidified her quiet heel turn on Monday Night Raw (2/26)
  • Goldust shifted back towards a heel on Monday Night Raw (3/5)
  • Nia Jax slowly turned babyface over the course of the March to WrestleMania
  • Dana Brooke temporarily played heel to Ronda Rousey after Raw (3/19)
  • Roderick Strong turned heel at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans (4/7) 
  • Bray Wyatt turned face at WrestleMania 34 (4/8)
  • Shinsuke Nakamura turned heel at WrestleMania 34 (4/8)
  • Paige retired from in-ring competition on 4/9 and transitioned to a babyface role as SmackDown general manager on 4/10
  • Tony Nese turned face on 205 Live (4/10)
  • Buddy Murphy turned heel on 205 Live (4/10)
  • Drew McIntyre turned heel on Monday Night Raw (4/16)
  • Natalya seemingly turned face on Monday Night Raw (4/16)
  • The Ascension may have transitioned to heels or at least tweeners on Monday Night Raw (4/23)
  • Chad Gable is now a babyface as of Monday Night Raw (4/23)
  • PENDING: Hideo Itami appears to be leaning toward a heel turn
  • PENDING: Bayley and Sasha Banks have been teasing a heel turn for one of them

PREDICTIONS FOR FUTURE HEEL/FACE TURNS:

** ORIGINAL PREDICTIONS FROM JANUARY 1ST **

WILL TURN HEEL: Akira Tozawa, Aliyah, Asuka, Bobby Roode, Dean Ambrose, Drew McIntyre, Hideo Itami, Jason Jordan, Kassius Ohno, Nikki Cross, Randy Orton, Sasha Banks, Tye Dillinger

WILL TURN BABYFACE: Aiden English, Big Cass, Cesaro, Chad Gable, Drew Gulak, Karl Anderson, Lana, Luke Gallows, Natalya, Nia Jax, Rusev, Sami Zayn, TJP

WILL BOUNCE AROUND BACK AND FORTH: Alicia Fox, Dana Brooke, Goldust

** UPDATED PREDICTIONS AFTER WRESTLEMANIA **

WILL TURN HEEL: Asuka, Bobby Roode, Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, Drew McIntyre, Finn Balor, Hideo Itami, Jason Jordan, Kassius Ohno, Nikki Cross, Pete Dunne, Randy Orton

WILL TURN BABYFACE: Aiden English, Big Cass, Cesaro, Chad Gable, Lana, Natalya, Rusev, Sami Zayn + at least one of the members of The Riott Squad

WILL BOUNCE AROUND BACK AND FORTH: Alicia Fox, Dana Brooke, Goldust

** UPDATED PREDICTIONS AFTER SUMMERSLAM **

TBD

** UPDATED PREDICTIONS AFTER SURVIVOR SERIES **

TBD

list of babyface turns and heel turns in WWE in 2018
THIS POST WRITTEN BY: ANTHONY MANGO

Tony Mango is the head writer, host of Smack Talk, and founder/CEO/director of operations for Smark Out Moment as well as all branches under A Mango Tree including Fanboys Anonymous. He is a writer, creative director/consultant, media manager and entertainer. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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