List of WWE Heel and Face Turns for 2020 - Superstars Who Turned Babyface or Heel This Year | Smark Out Moment
This list will keep track of all the official babyface turns and heel turns that happen in WWE for the year 2020.

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 quarterly around 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.

Also, sometimes, I update the heel and face index, but not as often as the updates you see below.

  • 1/3 - The Miz seemingly turned heel on SmackDown by attacking Kofi Kingston after their match.
  • 1/6 - Drew McIntyre may be a face now. (Jan 13th, he made another step in that direction and possibly confirmed his position as a babyface).
  • 1/10 - John Morrison is a heel now along with The Miz.
  • 1/26 - MVP returned and played babyface (no idea if he was a heel in his last run in WWE)
  • 1/27 - Charlotte Flair is at least starting to turn heel with how she's reacted to her Royal Rumble win.
  • 1/27 - Randy Orton turned heel by attacking Edge.
  • 2/10 - MVP is now a heel again (if he returns to WWE in the future)
  • 2/14 - Tony Nese and Mike Kanellis were booked as faces against Ariya Daivari and The Brian Kendrick. That may be a soft face turn or it could just be some random booking. (In a future update...never mind.)
  • 2/16 - Johnny Gargano turned heel by nailing Tommaso Ciampa with the NXT Championship and costing him his match at TakeOver: Portland.
  • 2/19 - Forgotten Sons may have turned babyface when taking offense with Grizzled Young Veterans' anti-USA comments.
  • 3/13 - Drew Gulak has forged an alliance with Daniel Bryan and appears to be a babyface now.
  • 3/13 - Mojo Rawley is a babyface now.
  • 4/5 - Mandy Rose turned babyface at WrestleMania 36 by aligning herself with Otis.
  • 4/5 - Bianca Belair turned babyface at WrestleMania 36 by making the save for The Street Profits.
  • 4/6 - Big Show is a heel again. No one saw that coming, right?
  • 4/8 - Candice LeRae seemingly turned heel by low-blowing Tommaso Ciampa on NXT.
  • 4/23 - Dexter Lumis is a face after helping Velveteen Dream on NXT
  • 5/11 - Asuka turned face on Monday Night Raw
  • 5/13 - Timothy Thatcher turned heel on NXT by flipping out on Matt Riddle, leaving him mid-match and attacking him backstage.
  • 5/18 - Kairi Sane is a face as well as of Asuka's face turn.
  • 6/5 - Mojo Rawley is back to being a heel since making fun of Shorty G on SmackDown
  • 6/7 - Io Shirai felt like a tweener to me on TakeOver: In Your House, but was cheered by the crowd with her title win and followed up those actions with some babyface stuff afterward. She's likely a face as of that point, if not a little earlier when she teamed with Rhea Ripley against Charlotte Flair and Chelsea Green.
  • 6/10 - Damian Priest may be a face now as of NXT following TakeOver: In Your House.
  • 6/10 - El Hijo del Fantasma, Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza turned heel as a new stable.
  • 6/14 - Akira Tozawa's been positioned as the antagonist for The Viking Profits. I'm not considering it a heel turn, as it's all goofy stuff, but he and Big Jordan and the other ninjas (......yeah) are definitely the heels in that feud, at least.
  • 6/15 - Big Show turned face on Raw by helping The Viking Profits against Akira Tozawa's ninjas 
  • 6/22 - It seems Charlotte Flair is a babyface while feuding with Nia Jax, while Natalya is a heel, joining up with Lana. 
  • 6/22 - Ruby Riott turned face by trying to comfort Liv Morgan. This was confirmed on 6/29 when she faced The IIconics. 
  • 7/3 - Tony Nese seems to be a face now after coming to Isaiah "Swerve" Scott's aid on 205 Live (update: but worked as a heel on 7/8 NXT, so...who knows what's going on?) 
  • 7/10 - Lacey Evans seems to have turned heel on SmackDown by attacking Naomi after losing that stupid karaoke competition 
  • 7/31 - Shorty G turned heel on SmackDown by aligning with King Corbin against Matt Riddle and Drew Gulak 
  • 8/3 - After Shayna Baszler's interactions with Nia Jax and Sasha Banks, it seems she might be a babyface now, especially after teaming with Asuka and being attacked by Nia Jax on August 17th.
  • 8/10 - Mickie James returned as a babyface on Monday Night Raw. 
  • 8/12 - Velveteen Dream turned heel by attacking Kushida in frustration after their match on NXT. 
  • 8/17 - Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir aligned themselves once more with Shayna Baszler in a united front against Nia Jax to indicate Duke and Shafir are now babyfaces along with Baszler. 
  • 8/22 - Tony Nese is back to being a heel again after attacking Jake Atlas in frustration after losing a match to him on 205 Live 
  • 8/23 - Roman Reigns returned at SummerSlam and has been a heel ever since
  • 8/24 - Aleister Black turned heel on Monday Night Raw by attacking Kevin Owens
  • 8/24 - Nia Jax has aligned herself with Shayna Baszler, but I'm not quite sold on it being a true babyface turn. If it ends up being solidified, I'll go back and change this.
  • 8/26 - Tommaso Ciampa turned heel by excessively attacking Jake Atlas after their match.
  • 8/28 - Alexa Bliss did a pretty heelish thing by smashing the mug she bought for Nikki Cross and flipping out at her. Maybe not a 100% confirmation of a heel turn, but it sure seems like it. I'm counting it and if they undo it, I'll update this.
  • 8/28 - The Brian Kendrick seems to be a babyface now after being a good sport and supportive of teaching Tehuti Miles (who is a heel, so maybe it's not so much a face turn as much as it's a friendly thing for two heels to do together).
  • 9/7 - Cedric Alexander turned heel on Monday Night Raw
  • 9/8 - It seems Tehuti Miles is now a babyface and has received a name change as Ashante "Thee" Adonis.
  • PENDING = Adam Cole and Kyle O'Reilly seem like babyfaces, but haven't officially turned
  • PENDING = Braun Strowman sure seems like a heel, but it's still somewhat questionable
  • PENDING = Bray Wyatt isn't fully babyface, but may be
  • PENDING = Brian Kendrick's been very helpful to Tehuti Miles / Ashante Adonis
  • PENDING = Killian Dain is sloooooowly turning babyface
  • PENDING = Ridge Holland is...uh...is he a heel, a face or a tweener?
  • PENDING = Dominik Dijakovic, Dio Maddin and Mia Yim may be heels in RETRIBUTION.
  • PENDING = Xia Li may be turning heel

PREDICTIONS FOR FUTURE HEEL/FACE TURNS:

** QUARTER 1 PREDICTIONS [FROM JANUARY 1] **

WILL TURN HEEL: Alexa Bliss, Bronson Reed, Dominik Dijakovic, Elias, Isla Dawn, Kenny Williams, Mia Yim, Oney Lorcan, Piper Niven, Randy Orton, Tyler Bate, The Usos, Velveteen Dream

WILL TURN BABYFACE: Bianca Belair, Bray Wyatt, Buddy Murphy, Gallus, Jazzy Gabert, Kairi Sane, Sarah Logan, Sonya Deville

WILL BOUNCE AROUND BACK AND FORTH: The B-Team (house shows), Charlotte Flair

** QUARTER 2 PREDICTIONS UPDATES [AFTER WRESTLEMANIA] **

WILL TURN HEEL: Apollo Crews, Bianca Belair, Braun Strowman, Bronson Reed, Dave Mastiff, Isla Dawn, Joaquin Wilde, Mandy Rose, Pete Dunne, Raul Mendoza, Samoa Joe

WILL TURN BABYFACE: Bobby Lashley, Johnny Gargano, Sarah Logan, Sasha Banks

WILL BOUNCE AROUND BACK AND FORTH: The B-Team (house shows)

** QUARTER 3 PREDICTIONS UPDATES [JULY / BEFORE SUMMERSLAM] **

WILL TURN HEEL: Apollo Crews, Braun Strowman, Bronson Reed, Dana Brooke or Naomi, Dave Mastiff, Dexter Lumis or Dominik Dijakovic, Isla Dawn, Pete Dunne, Samoa Joe

WILL TURN BABYFACE: Sasha Banks

WILL BOUNCE AROUND BACK AND FORTH: Big Show, Charlotte Flair

** QUARTER 4 PREDICTIONS UPDATES [OCTOBER / BEFORE SURVIVOR SERIES] **

WILL TURN HEEL: TBD

WILL TURN BABYFACE: TBD

WILL BOUNCE AROUND BACK AND FORTH: TBD

list of babyface turns and heel turns in WWE in 2020
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