Greatest WWE heel ever: Ric Flair or 'Hollywood' Hogan? | The Tylt
Greatest WWE heel ever: Ric Flair or 'Hollywood' Hogan?
One of the greatest performers of the sport, Ric Flair's flamboyant persona perfectly fits the role of the heel. Whether it was flaunting his immense wealth, or employing some of the dirtiest tactics, Flair was always foiling the best-laid plans of faces like Sting or Dusty Rhodes.
There may be other heels in the WWE's future, but no one will ever have the next-level swag of the Rolex-wearing, diamond ring wearing, kiss-stealing, wheeling and dealing, limousine-riding, jet-flying son of a gun. Woooooooooo!
Hulk Hogan was the WWE's greatest champion and hero, but that all ended in 1996. Hulk Hogan turned heel to become "Hollywood" Hogan in the WCW, an arrogant, entitled coward who would hide behind his cohorts to protect his title. He was ruthless, and as much as people loved him when he was the face, they hated him just as much when he was the heel. Even when he was the villain, Hogan was the star of the show.
Even though he wasn't a hero anymore, "Hollywood" Hogan still had some of the best mic work in the business. Whatever magic he had rallying people around him he used to get fans to despise him. Hogan may have been the business' best hero, but there is no doubt that he was its best villain as well.