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John Cena’s A reaction to Potential Heel Turn Revealed by Ex-WWE Writer Brian Gewirtz

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Though it never happened, legendary WWE Superstar John Cena was supposedly available to turning heel at one point in his career.

Appearing on the Cheap Heat podcast (h/t Nitish Vashishtha of, former WWE writer Brian Gewirtz revealed Cena’s a reaction to a potential heel turn:

“Fine, listen, you wish to turn me heel? In the event that’s what Vince [McMahon] says you guys want me to accomplish, I’ll take action. But just and that means you know, I’ll go full-bore heel. There will not be none of this like, ‘Oh, he’s a great heel, he’s an awesome heel, he’s winking at the audience heel.'”

Gewirtz added: “He could be likely to go full heel. That’s what he really wants to do, which may have already been awesome.”

Cena did spend time as a heel early in his WWE tenure, but his rapper gimmick became so popular that the fan reaction turned him babyface.

He made his main roster debut in 2002, and by 2004 he was on a meteoric rise that saw him become USA champion and WWE champion in 2005.

From that time forward, Cena will be the face of WWE, even though door has been open for others to defend myself against that role recently with Cena focusing more on his burgeoning acting career in Hollywood.

Gewirtz divulged that while turning Cena heel was discussed on multiple occasions, there is always grounds why it couldn’t or didn’t happen: “We did push a lot of times for John to show heel, and there is lots of reasoning entering it. [McMahon] was tempted but ultimately, there is just like the merch [sales] and everything John does.”

Possibly the biggest heel submit pro wrestling history occurred in 1996 when Hulk Hogan joined the brand new World Order in WCW and became “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan.

Hogan have been the largest babyface ever during his WWE run, but fans in WCW began to sour on him, therefore the decision to show him was made, and that helped donate to WCW Nitro beating WWE Raw in the ratings for 83 consecutive weeks.

Recently, WWE turned Roman Reigns heel, and the move has been an unquestioned success, as he’s got become better and much more popular than ever before and is amid among the longest world title runs in WWE history.

There’s little doubt that Cena could have thrived in a heel role exactly like Hogan and Reigns, but at this stage it appears unlikely that fans will ever note that scenario play out.

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