For more than a decade, WCW was the world's second-largest wrestling promotion, even briefly taking the top spot from the World Wrestling Federation. While huge a part of their success was due to providing an alternative product to the WWF, it was also accentuated by great conflicts between legendary good guys and bad guys.
We know what you're thinking.... wasn't pretty much everyone in WCW a heel at one point or another? Fair enough.... but not exactly what we're going for here. While Sting, Goldberg, Rey Mysterio Jr. and others had turns on the dark side, no one will likely remember them for those roles.
During the run of WCW (which we consider to be 1988 to 2001 - after Ted Turner's purchase but before the sale to Vince McMahon), a number of great heels dominated the promotion and headlined pay-per-views.
In ranking the Top 50 WCW Heels, we looked at the following categories:
Did they commit despicable acts in the ring?
Were they featured in prominent storylines and matches?
Did they have any memorable heel turns?
Did they manage to make WCW's babyfaces better?
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Larry Zbyszko was involved in WCW for nearly a decade beginning in 1990. He first was one half of The Enforcers, a ruthless duo with Arn Anderson that went on to capture the World Tag Team Championsship. Later, the team joined Paul E. Dangerously's Dangerous Alliances, with Zybszko known as "The Cruncher".
When Jimmy Hart arrived in WCW in 1994, it was as a babyface manager for Hulk Hogan. Within a year, though, Hart turned on Hogan and recruited The Giant to help his cause. Hart was often associated with Kevin Sullivan's Dungeon Of Doom stable and even started his own First Family faction as well.