Pro-wrestling has its own terminology for many things including how they describe heroes and villains in their storytelling. Heroes are referred to as babyfaces, or simply faces, in pro-wrestling while villains are referred to as heels.
Turning from face to heel or heel to face is a big moment for a wrestler in terms of impactful moments, storytelling, and audience reception. These turns are important because if handled properly, they could propel a wrestler to greatness or will set them up for doom.
Check out the list of all the WWE superstars who turned heel or face in WWE in 2021-2022.
WWE Heels Turns in 2022
- Finn Balor: June 6, 2022: Finn Balor joined Judgement Day stable as they attacked Edge and ousted him from the stable.
- Cedric Alexander: June 5, 2022: Alexander tried to help Bobby Lashley during his match at Hell in a Cell and is working as a face going forward.
- Xyon Quinn: May 10, 2022: Quinn started working as a heel suddenly.
- Tommaso Ciampa: April 25, 2022: Ciampa attacked Mustafa Ali to complete his turn.
- Xia Li: April 22, 2022: After months of being absent from TV, Xia Li appears in a promo which established that she is working as a heel now.
- Rhea Ripley: April 18, 2022: Rhea turned heel when attacked Liv Morgan after they lost the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship match.
- Butch(Pete Dunne): Butch is working as a heel on SmackDown as he joined Sheamus and Ridge Holland.
- Edge: 28 February 2022: Edge turned heel on AJ Styles after he accepted the challenge for match at WrestleMania 38.
- Damian Priest: 28 February 2022: Damian Priest turned heel after losing the United States Championship to Finn Balor.
- Nikki ASH: 10 January 2022 – Nikki turns on Rhea Ripley after a promo segment where Rhea broke their tag team partnership.
WWE Face Turns in 2022
- Ivy Nile: May 31, 2022: Ivy Nile slowly turned heel as Roderick Strong started becoming obnoxious.
- Max Dupri: May 20, 2022: La Knight joined SmackDown as Max Dupri and probably started working as a heel.
- Mustafa Ali: April 25, 2022: Ali returned to WWE TV on RAW after a gap of 6 months and is working as a face.
- Sanga: April 19, 2022: Sanga turned face when he faced Grayson Waller in a match at NXT.
- The Creed Brothers(Julius & Brutus): April 12, 2022: The Creed Brothers turned face during their marathon performance in Tag Team Championship Gauntlet Match.
- Lacey Evans: April 8, 2022: Lacey Evans returned on SmackDown and had a character change which relied heavily on her hardships in life.
- Madcapp Moss: April 8, 2022: Moss turned face when he split away from Happy Corbin and thwarted his attack.
- Ezekiel(Elias): April 4, 2022: Elias returned as Ezekiel, working as a babyface.
- Duke Hudson: April 4, 2022: Duke Hudson was turned face without much onscreen explanation as he and Persia Pirrota started working together with Indi Hartwell and Dexter Lumis.
- Bobby Lashley: April 4, 2022: Lashley started working as face when he returned to RAW on March 28. But, the turn was cemented when MVP and Omos attacked him on April 4 edition of RAW.
- Ronda Rousey: January 29, 2022: Ronda started working as a face upon her return at Royal Rumble.
- Wendy Choo: January 11, 2022: Wendy Choo turned face after a change in character.
- Andre Chase: 4 January, 2022: Chase turned face when Bodhi Hayward saved him from an attack by Von Wagner.
Check here for the complete list of heels and faces in WWE.