Ricochet Has No Desire To Turn Heel In WWE Right Now

Ricochet is currently not interested in turning heel.

Ricochet is one of the most dynamic performers in WWE today. Oftentimes, a high-risk offense like that leads to a performer being beloved by the audience. Ricochet is no exception to this. He has been a babyface since arriving in WWE and he says he has no desire to change things up anytime soon.

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Speaking to Ryan Satin on the most recent Out of Character podcast, Ricochet explained why he doesn't want to turn his back on the WWE universe and why he believes that his character needs the adulation of the audience in order to continue thriving.

"I mean, the thing about Ricochet is one of the key things that kind of drives him is the WWE Universe. Especially at the moment, especially with guys like Sheamus out there, Ricochet wants to go out there and show, ‘I don't care how big or bad you think you are, it don't matter.’ Look at Drew [McIntyre] will come out there and the look on your face I will smack you in the mouth I don't care. I think at this moment especially because you got so many guys out there, you have Roman, you got Sheamus, you got all these guys out there who are heels essentially, but it's like I want to shut up all those guys out there talking all this talk. I'm gonna shut them up."

He continued, “Yeah, definitely that's the thing I mean, obviously like on paper it's like Ricochet and Drew McIntyre. On paper, this guy should beat this guy. But the thing is, Ricochet has a particular set of skills that allow him to do impossible things and allow him to do things that are extraordinary. You know what I mean? So that's the thing about ricochet. It's like, it's like, sure, yeah, it's like he doesn't have to size up. But to compensate for his size, he has this set of skills that nobody else in the industry can have, you know, I mean, he has his very specific set, but very rare to have, you know what I mean? So, I think that compensates for any type of size, any type of power or any type of thing like that. I think what I have is just as special in its own right.”

Ricochet ultimately says that he can be here if he wants to be, noting that he was a successful heel for a time in PWG.

"I gotta have some respect on Ricochet’s name, for real, because, like you said, I've been doing this for a long time. I have, like you said, back in PWG, being the bad guy was kind of my bread and butter there for years. That's where I kind of got my popularity. Yeah. So if I need to be a bad guy, we all know that I can be a bad guy if I need to be but right now, I don't think I need to be. I think I could still go out there, tell somebody to shut up, smack them in the face, and still have the universe behind me. Stone Cold Steve Austin did it for years. So I mean like you said, if I need to be the bad guy, we all know I can be the bad guy, for sure.”

Currently, Ricochet is on the SmackDown brand and was recently the recipient of what Drew McIntyre says is his favorite Claymore kick ever. Learn more here.

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