John Cena reportedly rejected Vince McMahon’s plans for a heel turn. The Cenation Leader has been a perenial babyface for most of his WWE run.
John Cena made a name for himself in the WWE as the Doctor of Thugonomics. He quickly went on to become a fan favourite and eventually turned face. Cena grew to become the biggest babyface in the company and never turned heel again much to the dismay of the WWE Universe.
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However, it seems that the company did want Cena to flirt with the dark side again. However, Cena wasn’t pleased with the idea Vince McMahon had for him. While speaking on the We Watch Wrestling podcast, former WWE writer Matt McCarthy revealed Vince’s plans for Cena and why the Cenation leader turned it down.
John Cena reportedly rejected Vince McMahon’s plans for a heel turn
“Vince kept trying to figure out how do we do like a Bret Hart thing? Where he’s a heel in some places, but he’s a babyface in the rest of the places. Cena was like, ‘If I’m going heel, I want to go full heel.’”
Bret Hart was a heel in America. In Canada however, there was no bigger babyface than him. Vince looked to emulate a similar strategy for Cena. The 16-time World Champion however, didn’t want to half bake a heel turn.
Cena hasn’t been in the WWE since Wrestlemania 36 where he wrestled Bray Wyatt in a Firefly FunHouse Match. It has been rumored that he may make his long awaited WWE return at SummerSlam in a match against Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship.
WWE have confirmed the location for the Summer’s biggest party. SummerSlam will take place on August 21, at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
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