Note: This was inspired by the movie "Never Back Down" which can be summarized in this 6 minute clip with awesome background music. I'll be referencing it throughout the whole post so it's worth watching that if you haven't seen the film/remember the film. Train the underdog: While I was watching that clip which I provided above, I was admiring how good the "heel" actor was. The guy with the blonde hair, ripped body and was awesome at fighting. As I smark I naturally think of the "bad guy actors" as heels now and relate them to WWE, and I immediately thought that this role is missing in modern WWE. Sure, we have Dolph who's similar to this character in so many ways, the show off stealing the show gimmick, but never actually looks good in his matches. Why? Because he loses and/or has to use cheap methods to try and win. Now I would use someone like Dolph or Rhodes -- both great for this story -- to be that cocky arrogant heel who's incredibly skilled in the ring. Build him as a very technically gifted wrestler but knows it. Have him come out weekly offering to defend his championship against over faces, but ends all his matches impressively winning comfortably (but not a squash). Make sure you use his mannerisms well in the match, having long dramatic pauses emphasizing his confidence in overcoming the face with his skill. Now you bring the underdog in, someone like Tyson could would be absolutely perfect. Have it start off as Tyson admiring the heels ability in the ring but openly questions his attitude. Have him say that he's a great image for wrestling and is very talented, but *insert insult here about heels attitude and how it needs to change*. Heel starts giggling and offers Tyson for a match after cutting a heel promo on how bad Tyson is. You then have Tyson lose pretty easily but have him give his best and have a good moment in the match where he seems like he's on top. But what's very important for this feud is you need to have the heel overcome the face legitimately, with skill, not a cheap shot or distracting the ref. If you watch the video, there's three stages. At first he beats down the face (black haired dude) really easily at the house party but he keeps getting back up. That right there separates them in skill, but shows that the face has courage and guts. Then at the middle segment he's seen training but still gets owned in the toilets, that can be your backstage segment where Cody/Tyson confront each other. Then the 3rd stage is when his friends/family have been humiliated by the heel so he puts hours and hours into training hard (WWE could role clips of Tyson training, and air video packages every week of the feud keeping people interested in Tyson's progress). Then the last stage is the big fight scene at the end where he once again looks like he's getting owned but it's much more competitive and his guts/will overcomes the heel and the face finally wins. Now picture that, change it into a WWE story and you have a great feud. Every week you see something different with Tyson's progress and Cody's mocking. Have Cody cut the typical cocky heel promo where he says no one can beat him, but back it up. You need the fans to think "Wow this guy is a douche but man he's good". In this movie, the heel is built as the best fighter in the state but is a prick. Tyson is the brave noob who eventually overcomes Cody, winning the IC title for example and now has won over the fans as a skilled wrestler who's got guts/courage. I know I've probably written so much and you've lost interest already, but basically, incorporate that movie into a WWE feud. Cody or Dolph would be so perfect for that arrogant skilled wrestler type role as they're both great in the ring and have that cocky face/smile. Tyson has a great underdog role and would produce killer matches with both of them, making sure you get the vibe that he's the learning underdog. WWE needs a new Rey Mysterio and Tyson IMO is the man to do it. Discuss!