Could John Cena turn heel at Survivor Series?
It’s the most popular topic in pro wrestling today, besides wondering if “Stone Cold” Steve Austin will wrestle one last match or if The Rock will return to the ring.
When will John Cena turn heel?
With Survivor Series less than two weeks away, the WWE’s top star, who has been a babyface since late in 2003, is primed for a new look. Because he is immensely popular with kids, however, his merchandise flies off the racks due to parents buying anything from t-shirts to lunch boxes. Why would Vince McMahon and creative want to go another route and risk alienating the kids, thus decreasing sales? In addition, he is the top ambassador for the company and a likeable spokesperson.
For adult fans, however, Cena’s gimmick is getting stale — and for many, not funny. With Randy Orton emerging as the top face on Monday Night Raw, it would make a lot of sense for the company to make Cena a heel — especially considering his current storyline with the Nexus, which has him kind of blurring the lines of good guy/bad guy.
I’d love to have the current storyline culminate with Cena revealing that he was behind the Nexus invasion all along. That, or having Paul Heyman emerge. Both are very unlikely to happen, of course. But with Cena being the special guest referee for the Orton-Wade Barrett WWE Title match at the pay-per-view and the storyline with Nexus needing a new twist or a perfect ending, a swerve by Cena costing Orton the title could work.
Cena could then have a plethora of fresh programs with John Morrison, Daniel Bryan and R-Truth. Then, of course, we’ll soon have the return of Triple H.
A heelish Cena against The Undertaker’s streak at WrestleMania? It would be beautiful.
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