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Greatest WWE heel ever: 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper or 'Hollywood' Hogan?

WWE heels—or villains—arguably what make professional wrestling one of the most entertaining sports in the world. We at the Tylt love what they bring to the WWE, and want to know who is your favorite heel. In this matchup, we have “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and "Hollywood" Hogan. Piper was the opposite of Hulk Hogan during Hulkamania’s rise. "Hollywood" Hogan betrayed his hero persona and created a monster crowds loved to hate. Who was the better heel? 🤼

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In entertainment, you need conflict. No one brought more conflict and chaos in the WWE than the heels of the company. As in the case of being the face, not everyone can just step in and be a villain. It takes presence, charm and outstanding commitment to being the most irritating human being possible to be the center of every WWE fans' hatred.

Professional wrestling has had some delightfully evil characters pass through its ranks from an egomaniacal CEO to a Nature Boy. But who's the baddest of the bad? We're pitting eight of the greatest agitators of professional wrestling ever to find out who is the best heel ever.

In this matchup, we have "Rowdy" Roddy Piper vs. "Hollywood" Hogan. Piper won his opening match against Bobby Heenan, getting 61.5 percent of the vote. "Hollywood" Hogan dominated his first round debate against Ted Dibiase by gathering 75.9 percent of the vote. Now, these arch-rivals get it on for a spot in the final round. Who can pin down a victory?

Don't forget to vote on the other semifinal matchup!

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No one was able to get you to despise him more than Hot Rod. Piper was never the best wrestler, but his charisma and mic work was legendary. He went toe-to-toe with Hulk Hogan not because he was athletic, but because he had a knack for pissing people off. Whether it was an eye gouge or a cheap shot, Piper had an arsenal of moves and insults to rile people up.

No one will be more hated than Hot Rod.

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His show "Piper's Pit" was infamous for its vulgarity and was spearheaded by Piper himself. One of the show's most notorious moments was when "Rowdy" Roddy Piper insulted Jimmy Snuka's Fijian heritage, beat him with a coconut and stuffed his face with a banana.

Nothing was out of bounds for Hot Rod.

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Hulk Hogan was the WWE's greatest champion and hero, but that all ended in 1996. Hulk Hogan turned heel to become "Hollywood" Hogan in the WCW, an arrogant, entitled coward who would hide behind his cohorts to protect his title. He was ruthless, and as much as people loved him when he was the face, they hated him just as much when he was the heel. Even when he was the villain, Hogan was the star of the show.

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Even though he wasn't a hero anymore, "Hollywood" Hogan still had some of the best mic work in the business. Whatever magic he had rallying people around him he used to get fans to despise him. Hogan may have been the business' best hero, but there is no doubt that he was its best villain as well.

FINAL RESULTS
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Greatest WWE heel ever: 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper or 'Hollywood' Hogan?
#TeamRoddyPiper
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamHollywoodHogan