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Unread 02-18-2018, 01:31 AM
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This would work similar to figurehead but for heels so you have a designated top heel. Any thoughts?
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Unread 02-18-2018, 09:52 AM
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What would be the actual purpose in adding a designated top heel option? Figureheads are an established part of wrestling and are a part of the game because they generally move an extraordinary amount of merch and draw larger crowds to the shows. They also of course come with the downside of having to be protected as much as humanly possible.

There are very few examples of a 'Top Heel' being so protected, since by design heels are supposed to get heat and then put over a babyface. Hollywood Hogan perhaps would be an exception, but things such as his drawing power are already covered by pop or NB score.
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Maybe this could be a thing but definitly not working as the same as a figurehead.

Every good superheroe needs a good villian kind of thing.
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Unread 02-19-2018, 11:27 AM
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What would be the actual purpose in adding a designated top heel option? Figureheads are an established part of wrestling and are a part of the game because they generally move an extraordinary amount of merch and draw larger crowds to the shows. They also of course come with the downside of having to be protected as much as humanly possible.

There are very few examples of a 'Top Heel' being so protected, since by design heels are supposed to get heat and then put over a babyface. Hollywood Hogan perhaps would be an exception, but things such as his drawing power are already covered by pop or NB score.
Triple H and the reign of terror came to my mind....but that actually made me stop watching for a few years.
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I wonder if an idea where your company chooses a face or heel figurehead position might be best. In the 80's, Ric Flair was the biggest draw in the NWA and worked as the travelling champion elevating talent everywhere he went.

It really should depend on your booking philosophy of having faces chase (the NWA/WCW way) or the charging babyface taking on all obstacles (WWF way).
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I wonder if an idea where your company chooses a face or heel figurehead position might be best. In the 80's, Ric Flair was the biggest draw in the NWA and worked as the travelling champion elevating talent everywhere he went.

It really should depend on your booking philosophy of having faces chase (the NWA/WCW way) or the charging babyface taking on all obstacles (WWF way).
I'd suggest that the key difference though is that the role of figurehead is primarily a commercial role, even in the case of WCW they tried their best to make Hogan work as a babyface figurehead. Flair and the NWA was a case of Flair just being very popular and very good, he wasn't shifting tonnes of merch like a figurehead usually does.
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It's also a different environment - Flair as a heel travelling champion meant that he was well positioned to put over the top babyface in individual territories; he was effectively travelling from place to place and putting over the member promotions' own figureheads rather than acting as a figurehead in his own right. There's not really an analogous role in a single promotion like WWE.
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I think the best option here would just be to re-assess the Figurehead role.

the figurehead doesn't necessarily need to be a Face.

NWA had a Heel Flair drawing

the nWo were the biggest draw in 90s WCW including merch etc... and were heels.

Even Austin was technically a heel....
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All those guys will still draw because they have a lot of popularity. NWO wasnít the face of WCW, Austin was a face when he was on top.


Furthermore, there is nothing stoping you from placing a heel as your figure head. It just wonít be as successful as an extremely popular face.
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You can have heel figureheads to great success...there is ONE negative note in the figurehead screen if you have say Flair as your top guy. Itíll say (- is currently a heel). If heís the best guy on the roster still in every other area (charisma, SQ, overness, good babyface ability) the one negative of being heel at the moment doesnít matter at all.
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Currently, the game tells you the top heel in "Creative Meeting".

Edit: I think the purpose would be letting the Top Heel sell more merch than a midcard babyface who isn't over...

Because it's dumb to think heels can't sell merch.
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