Turning John Cena heel: For and Against (Part 1)
by, 12-01-2011 at 08:37 AM (2025 Views)
Hey guys, first time blogger. Don't tear into me if you disagree with my opinions.
Today, I'll be looking at the idea of turning John Cena heel. Why it should be done, and why it shouldn't.
Why it should be done:
In thinking about the subject matter, many reasons appear in my head.
Firstly, like Hulk Hogan in '96, turning Cena heel will generate so much interest back into the product. Certain fans, me included, have begun to lose interest in WWE, as the product has become increasingly repetetive. John Cena is a massive reason behind this, lets be honest, boring era in professional wrestling. Turn him heel, many of those dis-interested fans will begin to tune in again just to see what WWE do with heel Cena.
Secondly, John Cena vs. The Rock at WM28. In my opinion, this match will be semi-ruined if it is face vs. face. Rocky needs a villian to beat, not a cookie cutter baby face. When he returned at WM20, he had big heels in Evolution to face. Yes, he lost, but that doesn't change the fact that the whole of Madison Square Garden was behind Rock & Sock that night, and it needs to be the same in Miami. The Rock isn't going to come back just to get beaten, and WWE'S biggest babyface cannot be pinned to conclude WrestleMania.
Finally, turning Cena heel can make way for several mid carders to be pushed up to the "Face of WWE" mantle with Randy Orton. There are many babyfaces that remain stagnant, simply because they cannot go upwards because John Cena is in the way. Turning him heel will free up space in the main event scene for a young superstar to break through, and it will also give them someone else to work with. Alex Riley, Kofi Kingston, Zack Ryder, Daniel Bryan and Ted DiBiase will benefit greatly from being opposed to John Cena, and it will give us fans something we've wanted for a while: fresh, exciting match-ups.
Part 2: Why John Cena shouldn't turn heel, will be posted tomorrow. Please comment, I'd love to know your opinions about what has been written.