List of WWE Heel and Face Turns for 2019 | Smark Out Moment

List of WWE Heel and Face Turns for 2019

Posted by Anthony Mango Tuesday, January 1, 2019
This list will keep track of all the official babyface turns and heel turns that happen in WWE for the year 2019.

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.

  • Bianca Belair is now a babyface for her feud with Shayna Baszler as of NXT (1/16)
  • Alexa Bliss may be transitioning to a babyface role (1/21) - I guess not
  • Curt Hawkins will likely be a babyface going forward after Raw (1/21)
  • Elias has turned heel again at Royal Rumble
  • There's a chance Dolph Ziggler is a babyface as of Royal Rumble
  • Rusev and by extension Lana turned heel on SmackDown (1/29)
  • Dana Brooke teamed with Natalya, then turned on Natalya, so she's been a babyface and a heel in the span of two weeks.
  • So I guess Nikki Cross is a heel now as of (Raw 2/4). Or, maybe she isn't and WWE is just testing her out in different roles.
  • Dean Ambrose turned face on Raw (2/11)
  • EC3 may be transitioning to a heel turn on Raw (2/11)
  • Batista is now a heel as of Raw (2/25)
  • Kevin Owens is officially a babyface as of SmackDown (2/26)
  • That was an awfully heelish thing for Bobby Roode and Chad Gable to do on Raw (3/4), but it might not have been a turn. We'll see...
  • Ronda Rousey turned heel on Raw (3/4)
  • Shane McMahon turned heel at Fastlane
  • Dana Brooke is now a babyface again.
  • Noam Dar is now a heel as of NXT UK (3/13)
  • Johnny Gargano is back to being a face for sure as of NXT (3/13)
  • Tony Nese is going to be a babyface for his feud with Buddy Murphy (3/20)
  • Oney Lorcan turned heel on 205 Live (3/26) but is still being treated as a face on NXT for some reason
  • Tommaso Ciampa turned face at NXT TakeOver: New York (4/5)
  • Bobby Roode and Chad Gable solidified their heel turn on Raw (4/8)
  • Gentleman Jack Gallagher turned babyface on 205 Live (4/9)
  • Luke Harper returned as a babyface at Worlds Collide (4/14)
  • The Viking Raiders are heels now as of Raw (4/15)
  • They toyed around with it a lot going forward after Raw 4/15, but Alexa Bliss definitely started leaning toward a babyface side of things from this point on, and they keep switching her, so she's tweener status from here onward
  • EC3 is definitely a heel that they don't care about enough to even have had an official heel turn, but as of Raw 4/15, it's undeniable that he's a heel
  • It looks like Oney Lorcan is a babyface again as of 205 Live (4/16), but this may just mean he never officially turned heel to begin with, as he was still booked as a face on NXT. Let's be honest, WWE doesn't care enough to notice these details.
  • SPOILER: Walter turned heel on the 4/19 tapings of NXT UK
  • Chad Gable is now back to being a babyface as of SmackDown (4/23)
  • And Kevin Owens is now a heel again, of course, as of SmackDown (4/23)
  • Dana Brooke was in more of a heel spot, but not necessarily a full turn, on Raw (4/29).
  • If The Good Brothers were babyfaces before, they were heels on Raw (4/29).
  • The B-Team turned heel on SmackDown (4/30)
  • Mansoor was a heel on the 5/1 edition of NXT UK and a babyface later that day on NXT.
  • Taynara Conti was definitely a heel for Worlds Collide on (5/1)
  • The Good Brothers were positioned as babyfaces on Raw (5/6)
  • Noam Dar is now a babyface again as of 205 Live (5/7)
  • Nikki Cross is a babyface
  • If Dolph Ziggler wasn't a heel before, he certainly is now as of SmackDown (5/21)
  • Noam Dar is back to being a heel as of NXT UK (5/22) 
  • Tamina was sort of a babyface on Raw (5/27)
  • Io Shirai turned heel on the 6/12 NXT tapings
  • AJ Styles, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson officially turned heel on Raw (7/1)
  • Kevin Owens seems to be a babyface now after SmackDown (7/2)
  • Bray Wyatt returned as a heel by attacking Finn Balor on Raw (7/15)

PREDICTIONS FOR FUTURE HEEL/FACE TURNS:

** ORIGINAL PREDICTIONS FROM JANUARY 1ST **

WILL TURN HEEL: Asuka, Bobby Roode, Bray Wyatt, Dave Mastiff, The Miz, Nikki Cross, Pete Dunne

WILL TURN BABYFACE: Bianca Belair, Cesaro, Dolph Ziggler, Gentleman Jack Gallagher, Mickie James, Sami Zayn, Shane Thorne, Shinsuke Nakamura, Sonya Deville

WILL BOUNCE AROUND BACK AND FORTH: Dana Brooke

** UPDATED PREDICTIONS AFTER WRESTLEMANIA **

WILL TURN HEEL: Asuka, Bobby Roode, Bray Wyatt, Kevin Owens, Nikki Cross, Pete Dunne, Piper Niven, Tony Nese

WILL TURN BABYFACE: Charlotte Flair, Dolph Ziggler, Gentleman Jack Gallagher, Sami Zayn, Shane Thorne, Shinsuke Nakamura, Sonya Deville

WILL BOUNCE AROUND BACK AND FORTH: Dana Brooke

** UPDATED PREDICTIONS AFTER SUMMERSLAM **

TBD

** UPDATED PREDICTIONS AFTER SURVIVOR SERIES **

TBD

list of babyface turns and heel turns in WWE in 2019
AUTHOR OF THIS POST: ANTHONY MANGO

Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer, host of Smack Talk, and much more 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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