In the WWE there are babyfaces and heels. The babyfaces are the heroes that people suppose to cheer up. The heels are the villains that make heroes lifes impossible. Some of the villains of the past were: Iron Sheik, Andre The Giant, Ricky Rude, Shawn Michaels, Eddie Guerrero and a lot more. People are suppose to hate villains because they use dirty tactics to score their victories. They are displayed as cowards and cheaters. The heroes of the past were Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, The Ultimate Warrior and more. People are suppose to cheer for the heroes because they do what is consider to be right. Also they have strong ethical morals. However times change and people preferences too. Today we live in a world were people clap for anti-heroes. Anti-heroes is not the same as heroes. Anti-heroes are heroes that display some traits of villains. For example, Stone Cold Steve Austin and CM Punk are the perfect examples of anti-heroes. They defy the authority, are rebels and people love them because they get what they want without choosing to be guide by morals (CM Punk had a Straight Edge lifestyle but that is not what I’m talking about). They value more the results than the tools they use.
In 2014 there are not anti-heroes in wrestling because CM Punk leave the WWE months ago. The fans are starting to chant to wrestlers who are heels but have anti-hero qualities. Some examples are: Cesaro and Bray Wyatt. Cesaro is still listed as a heel because he is associated with Paul Heyman (a super heel manager that loves to say 100 times per minute that his client Brock Lesnar conquered the streak). Why does he became a fan favorite? Part of that is the Cesaro Swing, but we can deny that Cesaro have a lot of qualities and talents that have convert him into a fan favorite because he looks like an anti-hero and he have the quality that he didn’t have: charisma. Bray Wyatt is another heel that became a fan favorite. He is a monster heel, but for some reason fans have started cheering for him. Even fans have started to sing along him. He also display a lot of anti-hero qualities and have a lot of talent. And he have the quality that helps him connect with the fans: charisma.
The world always will need heroes, villains and the new favorites: bad ass anti-heroes. The new type of heroes that are not afraid of anything and that have the charisma, the talent and the guts to face everyone that makes their lives impossible.