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My Two Cents: The Viper and the Rise of the Anti-Villain

Posted by Mr. Ashley Morris On October - 5 - 2010

The term “anti-hero” has been used by fans as of late to describe the current WWE Champion, Randy “The Viper” Orton.  The last superstar to earn such a moniker from the fans (and rightfully so) was the raging Texas Redneck Rattlesnake, Stone Cold “Be Good to your Wife” Steve Austin.

When applied properly, an anti-hero is an unlikely character who exhibits heroic or “like-able” qualities even though they may not be a “hero.”

In regards to pro wrestling, the anti-hero would be a fan favorite grappler—a “face”—that at the very core is a “heel.”


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