WWE fans shouldn’t hold their breath to see John Cena turn heel.
If you recall, Cena was first introduced as a babyface on the SmackDown brand back in 2002 when he made his debut with the company in a singles match against Kurt Angle.
They would later turn Cena into a heel, and he would portray that character until 2004 when he turned into a babyface.
After winning the WWE Title from John Bradshaw Layfield at WrestleMania 21 in 2005, the sports entertainment company has continued to keep him as a babyface due to his popularity with younger fans.
For years now, the older male audience has called for the former WWE Champion to turn heel and go to the dark side. Not only because they want to change Cena from being portrayed as a babyface, which he has done for over a decade but also because he was such a great heel back in the day.
WWE has considered doing this in the past, but at the end of the day, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and other WWE officials have yet to pull the trigger on a Cena heel turn.
The sports entertainment company is not advertising Cena for any upcoming events. He was last seen when he beat Triple H in the opening match on the main card of the Greatest Royal Rumble pay-per-view event in April.
Cena discussed his role in Bumblebee and a possible heel turn at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday while speaking with ComicBook.com on the floor of the convention. Here is what he had to say:
“I have had a great career in the WWE and for that entire time I have been the good guy and that kind of went into my films so far, and now it doesn’t seem like my character in the WWE will ever evolve into that bad guy role that perhaps a lot of people have wanted,” Cena said.
“So this is kind of a way for my fans from that aspect of my career to see that side of me.”
He continued, “So, don’t expect heel John Cena in the WWE – that’s inside baseball talk for some of you – but it means bad guy John Cena isn’t happening there, so this is that chance for me.”
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