WWE Heel Turns & Face Turns in 2024 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 2024.

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.

  • Leading up to January - Joe Gacy had turned babyface throughout the last month or so, seemingly clarified on January 16th by starting a feud with Dijak.
  • January 5 - Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits are just back to being babyfaces, it seems. This might have been an internal thing prior to this, but WWE's been flippant with them.
  • Circa January - Tatum Paxley keeps acting like a babyface helper for Lyra Valkyria. Whether or not that eventually transforms into a true face turn remains to be seen. (Update: April 9th, she turned on Valkyria)
  • Roxanne Perez slowly but surely turned heel from the end of 2023 into March
  • January 16 - Oba Femi established himself as a heel by refusing to continue the North American Championship open challenge and badmouthing people, including rejecting Dragon Lee's request for a rematch.
  • January 23 - Josh Briggs turned heel on NXT
  • February 2 - Bayley turned babyface 
  • February 4 - Carmelo Hayes turned heel at NXT Vengeance Day
  • ??? - The Wolf Dogs team of Bron Breakker and Baron Corbin have been steadily booked more on the babyface side since getting together, but haven't seemed to have a full definitive turn moment yet
  • February 8 - The Rock turned heel at the WrestleMania 40 press conference
  • February 9 - Dakota Kai seems to have turned babyface on SmackDown by aligning with Bayley over the rest of Damage CTRL never mind, she didn't turn
  • February 9 - Ashante "Thee" Adonis is now in a tag team with Cedric Alexander and both are likely being positioned as babyfaces
  • February 24 - AJ Styles cemented his heel turn by attacking LA Knight inside the Elimination Chamber
  • March 5 - Candice LeRae turned heel on Raw, cemented on March 11th when she insulted Maxxine Dupri's dead brother and bullied her
  • April 6 - Ridge Holland turned heel at NXT Stand & Deliver by hitting Joe Gacy with a steel chair and aligning himself with Shawn Spears
  • PENDING - April 12 - The start of Jimmy Uso's babyface turn MIGHT have occurred on SmackDown after he was laid out by Tama Tonga. However, that remains to be seen. He is not definitively a babyface until he does something to actually turn; not just being beaten down by other heels.
  • April 15 - Indi Hartwell has decided to become a heel to go along with Candice LeRae's recent turn
  • April 15 - Chad Gable turned heel, attacking Sami Zayn after their Intercontinental Championship match on Raw.
  • PENDING April 22 - Otis, Maxxine Dupri and Akira Tozawa have agreed, reluctantly, to help Chad Gable win the Intercontinental Championship "no matter what." This MAY result in a heel turn. However, I assume they'll just be struggling with that until they're replaced by The Creed Brothers, and it won't end up being an actual turn. It remains to be seen. May 20th, Otis did interfere and screw Sami Zayn out of a match, so that might be pointing more in the heel turn direction.
  • April 26 - Carlito turned heel after being revealed as Dragon Lee's attacker from several weeks ago
  • April 30 - Fallon Henley turned heel on NXT, striking Thea Hail after her match for some reason
  • April/May - I don't know quite when to pinpoint an official turn, but Liv Morgan transitioned from angry babyface to tweener to heel over the course of these months.
  • May 20 - Bron Breakker, if he was ever officially classified as a babyface recently, seems to be back to being a heel based on his continued beating of Kale Dixon on Raw.
  • June 11 - Wendy Choo is now a heel after making her return from injury
  • June 17 - Dexter Lumis, Joe Gacy, Nikki Cross, Erick Rowan, and Bo Dallas/Uncle Howdy are all heels as part of The Wyatt Sicks. Some were heels prior, while others were turned in this segment.

PREDICTIONS FOR FUTURE HEEL/FACE TURNS:

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

WILL TURN HEEL: Braun Strowman, Cameron Grimes, Carlito, Carmelo Hayes, Charlotte Flair, CM Punk, Kevin Owens, The Miz, Natalya, Randy Orton, Ridge Holland, Seth Rollins, Shayna Baszler

WILL TURN BABYFACE: Angelo Dawkins, Bayley, Damian Priest, Jimmy Uso, Montez Ford, Myles Borne

WILL BOUNCE AROUND BACK AND FORTH: Natalya

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

WILL TURN HEEL: Andrade, Cameron Grimes, Carlito, Chad Gable, Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo, Charlotte Flair, CM Punk, Indi Hartwell, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Tegan Nox, Tony D'Angelo

WILL TURN BABYFACE: Damian Priest, Oba Femi, Roman Reigns

WILL BOUNCE AROUND BACK AND FORTH: Natalya

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

WILL TURN HEEL: TBD

WILL TURN BABYFACE: TBD

WILL BOUNCE AROUND BACK AND FORTH: TBD

** QUARTER 4 PREDICTIONS UPDATES [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 2024
AUTHOR OF THIS POST: ANTHONY MANGO

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