We Guessed If These Pro Wrestlers Were Heroes or Villains

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Photo credit: John Eder - Getty Images
Photo credit: John Eder - Getty Images

TO THE OUTSIDE world, pro wrestlers might appear to be nothing more than a bunch of jacked dudes in spandex smacking into each other, treading the line between real competition and carefully staged performance.

One wrestler might dress in elaborate costume, and another might swagger around with a put-on attitude, seemingly angry at everyone they encounter (including the fans watching the match). All of them will be in incredible shape, thanks to some extremely serious physical training regimens. But unless you really follow pro wrestling, you might not know that there are two distinct personas that just about every competitor will fit into: faces and heels, or more simply, heroes and villains.

To have some fun at a pro wrestling tournament in Arizona, MH correspondent Tony Xie checked in with some of the competitors to see if he could guess which category of persona they fit. Using a series of guiding questions, Xie tried his best to figure out who would be the best competitor to throw his support behind—and who would be most likely to whip the crowd into a frenzy as an anti-hero.

The questions ran the gamut, from favorite animal, favorite gym exercise, and even which historical figure they'd want to take on in a match in the ring. Unsurprisingly, every contestant brought plenty of attitude and personality to the interviews, making Xie's task fairly simple. He wracked up an impressive ratio of correct to incorrect guesses—four out of five correct—and everyone watching got a lesson in wrestling lore. No matter if there was a hero or a villain, like in pro wrestling, the audience was the biggest winner.

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