Your Two Cents: Greatest Heels and Babyfaces

“Your Two Cents” is the new interactive feature where we gauge the opinions of our Twitter and Facebook followers on different discussions in women’s wrestling.

This week, we’re asking this: In all of women’s wrestling history, who was/is the best heel? The best babyface? We’ve read your responses on our social media pages and picked some of the best submissions to highlight here on the website. As always, you can join the debate by leaving your comments!

Our Two Cents

Batting for Team DD this week, it’s Steven giving us his personal opinion on this week’s topic:

Steven | If I had to choose the best heel in women’s wrestling, my choice would be Sara Del Rey. Never before has a wrestler been able to strike fear in my heart by merely existing until SDR came along. Everything from the way she brutalizes her opponents to her cool, calm and collected demeanor, is enough to make me cower in her presence. When I finally got the chance to tell her how much she intimidated me, she took it as the biggest compliment I could give her. A true heel, indeed.

As for the best babyface, I’m gonna have to go with Lita. When I first started getting into women’s wrestling, Lita was the first Diva I felt a connection. She managed to break boundaries, not only with her in in-ring skills, but with her unique appearance and her fiery, never-say-die attitude. I believe it was these qualities that led fans to get behind her in her hey-day.

Your Two Cents

@3frankf | The best heel in all of women’s wrestling is Vickie Guerrero. By just saying two words, she has managed to become one of the most over people in women’s wrestling as far as heel goes. There was a promo a few weeks ago with her, Dolph, Swagger, Christian, Rhodes, and Otunga. Each one got a speaking part, but when Vickie got the mic; the crowd booed her out the building and she didn’t even say “excuse me” yet. It is amazing how someone who isn’t a wrestler and for the most part, only a valet is one of the biggest heels in wrestling currently as no other heel can generate as much heat as her.
Clinton Bowman. | Best heel hands down? Vickie Guerrero. It’s a no-contest. Michelle McCool and Layla come VERY close, as does Madison Rayne, but no one can get the crowd to hate them with just two simple words like Vickie can. As for best babyface? It’s really hard, but I’d have to pick two. Manami Toyota and Cheerleader Melissa. For Toyota-san, some of her best matches as a babyface are against monster heels such as the Bull Nakano-types, and her babyface-in-peril stuff is phenomenal. For Melissa, she is EVERYTHING John Cena is. Charismatic, the ultimate apron cheerleader (see what I did there,) a beautiful BFIP, and draws you in to everything she does. Much like Cena, her execution isn’t top level, but what she does execute well, she blows most women’s wrestlers out of the water. Doing the bare minimum isn’t a bad thing for Melissa.
@johnreport | Best female heel ever is Sherri Martel. She got over no matter who she managed. Never cared to be cheered. Pure heel. A legend. Best faces ever are Trish Stratus & Mickie James. Great looks, awesome comebacks, sympathetic, fiery & tough too. Can’t pick. Right now Mickie is the best face. For heels it’s the Beth Phoenix/Natalya duo. Dominant with talent. Winter is close. Love her gimmick.
Josue Guzman | My vote for best babyface: Lita. Fearless, talented and charismatic, Lita had it all as a face. She was part of the very popular and successful stable Team Xtreme. The crowd would go crazy for these three when they were in the ring. In her own single matches, Lita would get strong pops from the audience, who frequently cheered her on and chanted her name. I believe her strong fan base is the reason why was given the opportunity to main event Raw TWICE and both times win the Women’s title!

My vote for best heel: Vickie Guerrero. Love her or hate her, she has made a career of having the WWE Universe hate her and it doesn’t look like she is stopping anytime soon. Multiple feuds, great mic skills and ability to get BOOs from the audience with just two words, is there any real reason to doubt that Vickie is the greatest heel. The fact that she isn’t even a wrestler and can get a strong reaction from the crowd than most Faces is proof as to why is the greatest Heel.

Mondarious D. Brantley | In all of women’s wrestling the best babyface in my opinion would have to be TNA’s Velvet Sky who recently just became the Knockouts Champion. She played the role of a heel very well and glad she’s a face now because TNA used the underdog storyline to allow Velvet gain more followers and reach the top of the Division. Choosing the best heel is a tie between Karen Jarrett and Vickie. Neither one are wrestlers, but they can get heat from fans just don’t what they do best. The moment they enter the arena fans start to boo, but that’s just the tip of the ice berg give them a microphone and the fans starting booing even louder.
William Rivas | Best heel – Melina. She played the role so perfectly. From her revealing outfits and distinct variations of hair color, she epitomized a great heel. Both her storylines and matches demonstrated how well she could act and speak. Best babyface – Lita. When Lita’s titantron illuminated the arena, everyone’s excitement rose. She was an outstanding character and was someone that utilized her abilities to entertain the audience no matter the size. Her storylines with Trish (also a great heel) in my eyes, solidified her as an amazing face. Victoria/Torrie (respectively) come extremely close.
@xAJLeeNerdx | I would say Torrie Wilson is the best face of all time, she was great in the ring, decent on the mic and could get major pops. She played a face for a long time and was very convicing. Her wrestling ability was always on point and she barely botched or look sloppy. In my opinion she is what set the bar for the wrestling attires the current divas wear. She wore clothes that looked more of a photoshoot/playboy outfit than a wrestling attire and the fans loved it. Torrie is like the Girl Next Door and could never be replaced ! Now I would say Trish Stratus is the best heel ever because she was always on point with her promos/segments and she was VERY VERY CONVICING. I even thought she acted like that in real life for a moment! Her facial expression was perfect, I would never thought or picture that she would ever turn face again. Her matches was always entertaining and something people looked forward too! Out of all the female heels in WWE, she got the biggest crowd reaction ever!! Just the way she presented herself was great! She absolutely nailed her 2004-2005 heel character! Like she was the “slut” of WWE but always wore classy appropriate clothes and ring gear! In my opinion her storyline with Christy Hemme was absolutely the best fued she ever had when she was the a heel. She is the definition of a “WWE Diva” and set the bar for these models turned wrestlers today! Her and Torrie Wilson will never be forgotten by the fans and WWE.

And now we turn it over to you…

What are your two cents on the debate? Who do you think are/were the best heels and babyfaces in women’s wrestling? Tell us in the comments…

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  • Juan

    Vickie is the best heel
    Jillian is the best face btw fuck tamina i hope she get released!

    • Raising Havok

      wow harsh on Tamina much!!!

      • Juan

        by jillian i meant kelly **not a kelly fan** oh and f tamina!

  • Trashley

    best heel and face >> trish dont need to tell why because action speaks louder than word

  • Raising Havok

    WWE: Best FACE, Torrie Wilson, Lita, Kelly Kelly, Maria Best HEEL: Victoria, Trish Stratus, Melina, Beth Phoenix

    TNA: Best FACE: Tara, Mickie James, Velvet Sky, Taylor Wilde Best HEEL: Angelina Love, Winter, Daffney, Madison Rayne

    Independents: Best FACE: Cherry Bomb, Mia Yim, Cheerleader Melissa, Santana G Best HEEL: Sara Del Ray, MsChif, Jessicka Havok, Rain

    • Raising Havok

      i meant Sara Del Rey, and i replace Santana G with Jessie Mckay!!! Im allowed to do that, right!!!? LOL

  • EveLover

    Vickie Most def. gets my vote for beth Heel . Ohh and Melina back in ’07 and HEEL TRISH ! OMFG She was a bigg Bitch ,Loved her Heel Character .

    Beth Face I would say ,Mickie ,Melina and Candice ..Oh how I miss them :/

    • Raising Havok

      I know Trish is best at HEEL, i mean her and Lita’s chemistry during the whole Lita pregnant with Kane. I can remember when Trish came out to Lita’s wedding….not exactly but like Trish said “Yes, im wearing white to your wedding, i mean someone has to!” “Why don’t you open your heart (maybe it was arms) for Kane? Like you opened your legs!!” Then she got pounced on by Lita, that was epic!

  • BlahBlahBlah

    best heel and face >> trish dont need to tell why because action speaks louder than word >> fack SDR or other indies :DD

  • RealMaryse

    hells: maryse, michelle, lita, melina, trish
    faces: lita

  • shannymac

    I would say that Lita is the best face. I can remember going to live shows during that time, and the crowd reactions she got were incredible. People really embraced her, and she was a personal source of inspiration to me.

    As the best heel, I’m going to have to go with Stephanie McMahon. She was just so stuck-up, vicious, catty, and devious. I loved every second of it! Vickie is a close second, and I would say Melina is my favorite heel wrestler.

    • shannymac

      Oh, and Lacey was an awesome heel when she wrestled for Shimmer and ROH.

      • Raising Havok

        Yes, Lacey was awesome, International Home Wrecking Crew or Hot Homewreckers and the whole Jimmy loves Lacey schtick, gotta love Lacey…

  • Raising Havok

    you got to say FACE Lita and HEEL Trish will be forever remembered as going together, like arch nemisis, forever rivals, etc.

    I know recently they made up, but yea….TRISH AND LITA= AWESOME!!!

    • misschrissi7

      Lita & Trish have been friends for years. Lita even attended Trish’s wedding a few years ago.

      best Face Lita & Trish

      Best heel: karen Jarrett. she just has to step out of the gorilla area and the fans boo her

      • Raising Havok

        fyi we talking storylines…

  • KidKamikaze

    There’s no way I’d put anyone from the E on this. Not even Trish and Lita. The world of women’s wrestling goes above and beyond the E when outside it.

    Babyface – Jessie McKay right now. Cute, lovable, charismatic, and most importantly, a great worker. In most cases, you just have to root for her, kind of like El Generico. Toyota gets all time best, with shout outs to Medusa/Alundra.

    Heel – Jessicka freakin’ Havok. Think of how ROH/PWG fans talk about Kevin Steen. Pure evil, ruthless in the ring, downright monstrous at times. That pretty much sums up Havok as well. PWG have booked her as the next big thing. The looming monster that will take down one of the strongest booked women’s champions in history, Mercedes Martinez.

    Most of the heels people bring up talk about how hot they are, how they are royalty, and generally act bitchy. Havok threatens the lives of her opponents and attempts to go through with her threats. Intimidating, vicious, and convincing on the mic and in the ring. Neither the E or TNA could handle a talent like her.

    Shout outs to Ms. AK47, Allysin Kay as well. Fantastic mic worker.

    • Raising Havok

      Hell yea, AK-47 and J-Hav, “Talk shit, get hit!” Best heels on the indys…

  • BillyGP

    Best Face- Trish and Mickie James and Lita

    Best Heel of all time- Psycho Mickie and Victoria, Heel Trish,Madison Rayne

  • Nostalgia

    FACE: Trish HEEL: Vickie

  • http://diva-dirt xaviloks

    best babyface : torrie wilson maria cherry bomb mickie james and cherlrder melisa

    best heel: gail kim madison rayne angelina love beth phoenix natalya and sable

    best bebyface ever : torrie wilson and maria

    best heel ever : sable and dawn marie

  • wl75

    BFIP? I think I know what it means, but it also means something else I don’t think the writer intended…

    Right now? The best face is probably Kelly Kelly…I know people have a lot of problems with her wrestling ability, but the crowd is really into her. Mickie and Velvet are also up there.

    As for heel? In a strictly manager-type role, Vickie, but Karen is rapidly catching up to her. As for wrestling heels, I have a soft spot for Winter- Beth/Nattie are high up there as well, and Maryse just oozes heel.

  • kellytrishfan

    Best face WWE (Present) : Kelly.
    Best face WWE (Past) : Lita.
    Best heel WWE (Present) : Vickie.
    Best heel WWE (Past) : Trish.
    Best face (TNA) : Mickie.
    Best heel (TNA) : Madison.

  • ElectricMVx

    Best faces: Mickie James, Stacy, Torrie, Kelly Kelly, Christy Hemme and Tori.
    Best heels: Sable, Trish, Lita, Victoria, RTC Ivory, PMS.

  • ElectricMVx

    Karen is a bad heel, she barely gets any heat, she only obtains it by calling the girls sluts or prostitutes, Vickie only has to say 2 words to get the entire audience booing at her

  • vonVile

    Best Face WWE: Trish
    Best Heel WWE: Victoria
    Best Face TNA: Mickie
    Best Heel TNA: Angelina Love
    Best Face Indie: Cheerleader Melissa
    Best Heel Indie: Sara Del Rey

  • Hummingbird

    Best heel: Jazz, Maryse and Trish.
    Worst heel: Beth

    Best face: Lita, Trish
    Worst heel: Michelle Mccool

  • sanchezdiego96

    Best heel: Stephanie McMahon!! “I’m sure you all probably think I’m a bitch!” Haha! She always worked the crowd. Close second is Lacey. She’s a genius on the mic.
    Best face: Lita. She was one of the most popular people on the roster during her height.

  • She’sGotLegs!

    Geez,there are so many divas that I would consider the greatest heels and greatest babyfaces.So I’m just going to make a list

    Greatest Heels:Molly Holly,Victoria,Aweson Kong,Natalya,Michelle McCool,Ivory,Vickie Guerrero,Melina,Jazz,Maryse,Dawn Marie

    Greatest Faces:Chyna,Jacqueline,Kelly Kelly,Torrie Wilson

    Greatest Faces & Heels:Lita,Trish,Beth Phoenix,Mickie James,Layla,Stacy Keibler,Candice Michelle,Stephanie McMahon,Sable

  • Missy_BonBon

    Best Faces who gets a huge/decent crowd reaction:
    Mickie James,
    Trish Stratus,
    Velvet Sky,
    Kelly Kelly,
    Candice Michelle
    Faces who get a reasonable crowd reaction: usually due to no storyline involvement:
    Alicia Fox
    Gail Kim (2nd run with WWE)
    Beth Phoenix
    Best Heels
    Vickie Guerrero
    Michelle Mccool
    Karen Jarret
    Trish Stratus
    Beth Phoenix 2008
    Melina 2006,7,8
    Mickie James 05-06 still gets cheered
    Madison Rayne
    Velvet Sky
    Bella Twins
    Beth Phoenix current heel status

  • Juan

    Best Face wwe: Lita/Mickie
    Best Heel wwe: Trish/Melina
    Best Face tna: Velvet Sky
    Best Hee tna: Madison Rayne

  • WWEStarInTraining

    WWE Heels: vickie, Molly, Jazz, Trish, Melina, Michelle, Sherry, and Maryse
    WWE Faces: Lita, Beth Phoenix, Natalya, Eve, Mickie James, and Torrie Wilson and Stacy Keibler
    Tna heels: TBP, Karen, Gail Kim, and Winter
    Tna Faces: Taylor Wilde, Mickie James, Tara, and Roxxi

  • revivingophelia

    Lita was a fantastic face, both early in her career, and when she came back from her neck injury in 2003. Honestly, I’d stopped watching wrestling for several years and decided to start again back in 2000 – shortly after Lita debuted. She immediately became my favorite diva. Despite them both being new to the company (and fairly new to the business) the feud with Lita as a face and Trish as a heel was one of the hottest story lines in the summer of 2000. Both of them were excellent in their roles and really got people interested in the divas again.

  • JamieKym

    Best Heel: Dawn Marie
    Best Face: Lita