Turning John Cena heel is the one thing WWE fans have been wanting for years, and earlier this week, rumours suggested that the company is more serious than ever in making that transition.
Although many assume it to be too late, as he’s now technically a part-time superstar with a limited schedule and continues to take bookings outside of the organisation, we only have to look at how late Hulk Hogan turned heel in his career.
POTENTIAL HEEL TURN
Turning to form the nWo worked wonders for him after being the ultimate good guy in all of wrestling, and there have been apparent backstage discussions to finally pull the trigger on something that’s been discussed for almost a decade.
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However, while many are perhaps sold on the idea of seeing a heel Cena again, The Inquisitr is reporting that it’s actually Vince McMahon who’s stopping this move from going ahead, as he isn’t too fond of the idea.
It’s difficult to blame Vince, as Cena has been the WWE’s cash cow for so long and any wrong move can result in the merchandise sales dropping, which could see him and his company losing millions of dollars.
Cena appeals mainly to the younger audience, he plays a real-life superhero to those that believe it’s still real, and also motivates a lot of the older fans too.
It’s Cena’s incredible charitable work which proves to be the main stumbling block here, with his work for the Make-A-Wish Foundation being a huge success, the WWE won’t want the younger fans to start disliking him, especially since he's granted the highest amount of wishes.
It’s why we see new Cena merchandise in a variety of colours every month because he’s adored by many, and switching roles to play the bad guy may only satisfy a fraction of the audience.
Although, it doesn’t always have to end up that way.
We’ve seen with The Miz that being a heel doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t promote the company.
He does it better than most, all while remaining probably the biggest heel on SmackDown Live, and Cena could follow a similar path if he’s put promoting the company that turned him into a huge star.
With the younger audience proving to be a huge factor in this, we shouldn’t expect Vince to give this the green light anytime soon.
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