WWE Heel and Face Turns in 2022 List of 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 2022.

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 check the heel and face index for a full breakdown of who is currently heel, face, or some form of unknown.

  • January 4 - Andre Chase and Bodhi Hayward are now babyfaces
  • January  6 - It seems Amale is a babyface and Stevie Turner is a heel going forward.
  • January 10 - Nikki A.S.H. turned heel on Rhea Ripley
  • January 11 - Wendy Choo is a babyface after the Mei Ying switch and teaming with Indi Hartwell and Persia Pirotta
  • February 4 - Ronda Rousey seems to be a babyface now
  • February 28 - Damian Priest turned heel on Raw
  • February 28 - Edge turned heel on Raw
  • March 11 - Pete Dunne is now a heel and renamed Butch after joining Sheamus and Ridge Holland on SmackDown.
  • March 28 - Bobby Lashley looks to be a babyface going forward
  • March 29 - Dakota Kai had been leaning toward a babyface role for a few weeks while teaming with Wendy Choo, but that is 100% definitive now that she's made amends with Raquel Gonzalez on NXT.
  • Late March, Early April - The Creed Brothers were leaning toward babyface for quite a while in a slow turn.
  • 4/8 - Madcap Moss is now a babyface after splitting from Happy Corbin, subsequently apologizing to the WWE Universe for his actions, and transitioned to fighting heels
  • 4/8 - Lacey Evans is a babyface now
  • 4/18 - Rhea Ripley turned heel
  • 4/21 - SPOILER (Trent Seven) turned heel on the NXT UK tapings
  • 4/22 - Xia Li is a heel now as of saying nobody is worth her protection and she's only going to worry about herself, then mean-mugging the camera, clearly indicating she's being positioned as a villain going forward
  • 4/25 - Mustafa Ali returned to Raw as a babyface for some reason
  • 4/25 - Tommaso Ciampa is now a heel after attacking the freshly-turned babyface Mustafa Ali, for some reason.
  • 5/10 - PENDING - Damon Kemp may be a heel after joining Roderick Strong in Diamond Mine. It's questionable, as The Creed Brothers are much more babyface these days, so Kemp could be on either spectrum.

PREDICTIONS FOR FUTURE HEEL/FACE TURNS:

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

WILL TURN HEEL: Alexa Bliss, Aliyah, Aoife Valkyrie, Asuka, Damian Priest, Dave Mastiff, Dominik Mysterio, Erik, Ivar, Persia Pirotta, Pete Dunne, Randy Orton, Rhea Ripley, Solo Sikoa, Timothy Thatcher

WILL TURN BABYFACE: Becky Lynch, Bobby Lashley, Dakota Kai, Danny Burch, Natalya, Seth Rollins, Tony D'Angelo, Wendy Choo

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

WILL TURN HEEL: Alexa Bliss, Aliyah, Andre Chase, Aoife Valkyrie, Asuka, Dave Mastiff, Dominik Mysterio, Persia Pirotta, Randy Orton, Rhea Ripley, Ronda Rousey, Solo Sikoa, Tommaso Ciampa

WILL TURN BABYFACE: Becky Lynch, Madcap Moss, Natalya, Omos, Seth Rollins, Tony D'Angelo

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

WILL TURN HEEL: TBD

WILL TURN BABYFACE: TBD

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

WILL TURN HEEL: TBD

WILL TURN BABYFACE: TBD

list of babyface turns and heel turns in WWE in 2022
AUTHOR OF THIS POST: ANTHONY MANGO

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