In professional wrestling a character can be great, a worker can be incredibly over, and they can have the crowd eating out of the palm of their hands at one moment, then management decides to turn them and suddenly the fall flat on their face. (cagesideseats) While I wouldn’t quite say Stone Cold fell flat on his face, his turn from the most over face in the history of the business to a heel character just didn’t work out, the fans weren’t ready to truly hate him yet so making the move just never sat well with the audience. (therichest) With the somewhat fickle fan base in the business of pro wrestling at times it’s never a good idea to rush a turn of a character, doing so could make the fans sour on them rather quickly, just having the crowd behind a character while they’re a heel isn’t enough to make the turn to babyface an easy or accepted one. (bleacherreport) On the flip side, just because the audience is torn between cheering or booing a worker it doesn’t mean you should turn said character from a babyface to a heel, when Hulk Hogan turned and joined the NWO he wasn’t getting booed yet, WCW just did a sudden turn at Bash at the Beach and it worked. (sportinglife360)
The most amazing new character that has graced WWE television in quite some time is Bray Wyatt, he’s dark, evil, ominous, and very well thought out, and the man in said role does it so perfectly that you almost want to buy into everything he says. (layfieldreport) Wyatt is quite the compelling character, I’ve compared him to a bit of a hybrid of The Undertaker, Mankind, and Jake Roberts, his mic work is outstanding, his look is unique but catchy, and his ring work is outstanding, as bad as he’s supposed to be the crowd has flocked to him as a result. (wwenews) The latest rumor has Bray Wyatt going full babyface by the end of this year, I’m not going to say it flat out shouldn’t be done, as he has the crowd in his hands like no other right now, but at the same time I’m hesitant to accept such a turn as it spell disaster for the most creative character to show up on WWE television in a long time. (inquisitr) Yes, The Undertaker was able to work as a babyface but at the same time he never went full babyface, even while he was a “good guy” he had a bit of a hard edge to him, if that’s the way they play it with Wyatt there’s a chance it could work but at the same time it shouldn’t be rushed. Why kill a great thing before it’s had the chance to reach the complete pinnacle of it’s greatness?