Jim Ross names the Greatest Heel from the Attitude Era. The Attitude Era was the Golden Era of both the WWE and professional wrestling.
Wrestling was at its peak during the Attitude Era. The WWE was crawling with memorable characters from top to bottom. There were a plethora of faces and heels all over the card to match everyone’s preference. It’s hard to pick the best from that time, Jim Ross however, has managed to narrow it down to one man, at least as far as heels are concerned.
The former WWE Commentator said on his ‘Grilling JR’ podcast that a heel’s success can be measured by the positive impact they have on the babyfaces and there is one person he believes who did that all through that period of time.
Jim Ross names the Greatest Heel from the Attitude Era
“I’ve always said this, and I really believe this, and I mean it. Vince McMahon was the best heel in the Attitude Era, without a doubt in my mind. And the reason is great heels can be measured by the babyfaces that they positively affect, either by getting them over in the ring or by interacting with them on television in any capacity.”
Jim Ross went on to add that his former boss was instrumental in getting Stone Cold as over as he went on to be. His work as a villain helped Steve Austin shine as a crowd favourite anti-hero that rebeled against the establishment.
“And the bottom line of that is that Stone Cold got made through a lot of his efforts and interactions with Vince McMahon. So to say Vince McMahon wasn’t effective in his role would be ridiculous, quite frankly. And you know, then he became Mr. McMahon that people still talk about, and rightfully so. He is that good.”
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