I’ll preface this post by saying I don’t really think it’s going to happen… but DAMN would it be awesome.
This isn’t the first time I’ve called for a John Cena heel turn and in all honesty it probably won’t be the last. Sure, he’s the poster boy for the company. Sure he’s wrapped head to toe in pink pimping breast cancer awareness. But I think this weekend at Hell In A Cell would be the absolute PERFECT time for John Cena to finally turn heel.
Hear me out.
Let’s face it… regardless of how much the internet wrestling community loves CM Punk, I think it’s safe to say his reign as WWE Champion has been relatively boring. The WWE has been totally talking up his consecutive days as champion, they’ve put him with Paul Heyman (don’t get me started) and they’ve done just about everything in their power to make him the face of the company. And the product has suffered. Ratings, for as little as they matter, are down. Up until just recently, Punk’s reign has rated so low to WWE brass that he wasn’t even in the main event in their monthly PPV’s.
It’s gotten to the point where there’s a very good chance that they’re going to put the title on Ryback this weekend at HIAC. I like Goldberg…. er…. Ryback as much as the next guy, but he’s green and clearly not ready for a WWE title run in my eyes. But I think it’s clear, especially after CM Punk went after a fan in the stands recently that they’re looking to shake things up.
Cena bowed out of the main event a few weeks back and has been actively doing anything he can to get Ryback over with the crowd… and it’s working. Whether it’s pumped in or not, there are HUGE Ryback chants and the guy is being booked as an absolute monster. Vince McMahon THRIVES on swerving us… and I think it’s time for the next big swerve.
I’m thinking Sunday may be the time for Cena to turn heel. I’m seeing him get involved with the Hell In A Cell match on Sunday. He’s hurt so he can’t have a real match, but that won’t stop him from interfering and costing Ryback the title. This does a couple of things.
- It takes the focus off Punk and puts it directly on Ryback / Cena
- It maintain’s Punk’s title reign so when he faces The Rock at the Royal Rumble he’ll have been champ for over a year.
- It gives the WWE a good way to end the Ryback unbeaten streak but keeps him super strong.
- It creates a MONSTER heel in John Cena.
When I first started writing this post I wasn’t quite sure. The more I think about it, the more I like this idea. So what do you think?
Is it time for a John Cena heel turn?