10 Biggest Heel Turns In WWE SummerSlam History

These talents turned to the dark side at WWE SummerSlam

If there’s one sure-fire way to spice up a big wrestling card, then it’s to book a major face or heel turn to happen on it. In terms of face turns, SummerSlam has very few. As for trips to the dark side though, don’t worry - there’s plenty of those to go around.

Check out the 10 biggest heel turns in WWE SummerSlam history below! 

10. Ronda Rousey - SummerSlam 2022

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SummerSlam 2022 will go down in history as the first major WWE event following the extremely brief “retirement” of Vince McMahon, with Triple H stepping in as WWE Chief Content Officer following his father-in-law’s demise. 

Paul Levesque wasted no time in putting his stamp on WWE programming as Damage Control formed following the opening contest that SummerSlam, with Becky Lynch turning babyface in the process. Logan Paul, meanwhile, had his first-ever singles match and Brock Lesnar performed a bit of amateur ring maintenance with a tractor in his main event Last Man Standing Match against Roman Reigns. 

SmackDown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan also defended her title against the woman she’d taken it from - Ronda Rousey and the finish to this bout was controversial to say the least. 

The referee counted Rousey’s shoulders being pinned to the mat, but missed that her opponent was tapping out to her armbar. Ronda was annoyed and she handled her disappointment by beating up everyone in sight.

The former MMA fighter fully turned heel by not just attacking the champion, but also the referee who’d made the wrong call. This breakdown set Rousey down the dark path she would stay on for the rest of the year, regaining the SmackDown Women’s Title from Morgan at Extreme Rules. 

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