Every WWE Babyface Turn Of 2021

1 year ago by Liam Winnard

Every WWE Babyface Turn Of 2021

We’re keeping track of all the bad guys turned good in WWE in the year of 2021. This’ll be updated every time a new face turn occurs.

For the 2020 list, click here.

There will also be one for heel turns when the first one of those has happened.


Shinsuke Nakamura

When: January 15

How: Came out with his old music (no lyrics) after Roman Reigns had screwed him out of a Universal Title shot in prior weeks

Where: SmackDown

Turned since: No


Timothy Thatcher

When: January 20

How: Earned the respect of Tommaso Ciampa by beating him in the Fight Pit, after which they formed a tag team

Where: NXT

Turned since: No


Braun Strowman

When: January 29

How: Returned from injury ahead of the Royal Rumble, only attavking heels.

Where: SmackDown

Turned since: No


Cesaro

When: February 12

How: Was attacked by Seth Rollins and later teamed with Daniel Bryan

Where: SmackDown

Turned since: No


Reginald

When: February 19

How: Teamed with Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks to beat Bayley, Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler

Where: SmackDown

Turned since: Yes – Got along with Nia Jax on a shopping spree on March 12 SmackDown


Natalya & Tamina

When: April 11

How: Were fan favorites against Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler

Where: WrestleMania 37 Night 2

Turned since:

  • Yes (Natalya) – Status had been blurred for months but looked to be cemented as a heel as she teamed with heels Shotzi and Shayna Baszler against babyfaces Naomi, Sasha Banks and Aliyah on November 12 SmackDown
  • Yes (Tamina) – Status had been blurred for months but looked to be cemented as a heel as she confronted and faced babyface Bianca Belair on November 15 Raw

Shelton Benjamin

When: May 3

How: Former tag team partner Cedric Alexander turned on him

Where: Raw

Turned since: Yes – The Hurt Business reunited to help Bobby Lashley against Big E on September 27 Raw


Cameron Grimes

When: May 25

How: Attacked by, and entered feud with, LA Knight w/ ‘Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase

Where: NXT

Turned since: No


Edge

When: June 25

How: Returned to attack Roman Reigns

Where: SmackDown

Turned since: No


Reginald

When: July 19

How: Unceromoniously kicked to the curb by Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler, then won the 24/7 Championship

Where: Raw

Turned since: No


Toni Storm

When: July 23

How: Made main roster debut on SmackDown as a babyface against heel Zelina Vega

Where: SmackDown

Turned since: No


Raquel Gonzalez

When: July 27

How: Was attacked by long-time tag partner Dakota Kai to set up a championship match at TakeOver

Where: NXT

Turned since: No


Randy Orton

When: August 9

How: Finally united with Riddle to form RK-Bro

Where: Raw

Turned since: No


Indi Hartwell

When: August 17

How: Proposed to Dexter Lumis

Where: NXT

Turned since: No


Doudrop

When: August 21

How: Ditched heel partner Eva Marie

Where: SummerSlam

Turned since: No


Brock Lesnar

When: August 21

How: Returned and confronted heel Universal Champion Roman Reigns

Where: SummerSlam

Turned since: No


John Morrison

When: August 23

How: Was attacked by The Miz after accidentally costing Miz his match against Xavier Woods

Where: Raw

Turned since: No


Mustafa Ali

When: September 6

How: Finally seems to be truly on the same page as tag team partner Mansoor, and attacked heels MACE and T-BAR

Where: Raw

Turned since: Yes – Attacked Mansoor after tag team loss to Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin on October 11 to set up singles match at Crown Jewel


Saxon Huxley

When: September 9

How: Teamed with Oliver Carter and Ashton Smith against Symbiosis

Where: NXT UK

Turned since: No


Rhea Ripley

When: September 20

How: Status had been unclear for months but was solidified with an emotional Connor’s Cure speech before teaming with Nikki ASH to win Women’s Tag Team Championship

Where: Raw

Turned since: No


Johnny Gargano

When: October 19

How: Fully aligned with Dexter Lumis, and confronted heel NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams

Where: NXT 2.0

Turned since: No


Sasha Banks

When: October 22

How: Confronted heel SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair

Where: SmackDown

Turned since: No


Kay Lee Ray

When: November 23

How: Helped Cora Jade beat Mandy Rose and joined Jade, Raquel Gonzalez and Io Shirai’s WarGames team

Where: NXT 2.0

Turned since: No


LA Knight

When: December 7

How: Had been feuding with Grayson Waller heading into NXT WarGames, then proved it wasn’t a ‘temporary’ turn by stealing Waller’s date two days after WarGames

Where: NXT 2.0

Turned since: No


AJ Styles

When: December 20

How: Was turned on by Omos and then entered feud with Grayson Waller

Where: Raw

Turned since: No

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