Guest Ciaran The King Posted April 29, 2014 Share Posted April 29, 2014 This is possibly the most asked question over the last decade, and time after time the idea that John Cena may go from being the most pushed face of all time to bad guy heel has been squashed………until now!!! Over the course of his 12 years in the company John Cena and WWE have had to accept that some of the ‘WWE UNIVERSE’ doesn’t really like him that much. Whenever WWE do admit on TV that the crowd are rallying against him they put a spin on it…such as in 2006 when he met Triple H at Wrestlemania and they coined it as ‘new school v old school’ which clearly wasn’t the case, the fans that night didn’t want John Cena as WWE champion and WWE knew it. Since 2005 the crowd reaction to Cena has gotten progressively worse with each passing year, during that time he has feuded with heels such as Kurt Angle, Umaga, Edge, Batista, Shawn Michaels, CM Punk and Super Heels such as Triple H and Randy Orton. In each of those feuds Cena was booed, I think they only exception being against Edge in autumn 2006. Over the course of John Cena’s tenure there has been countless discussions on why Cena should turn heel or why he should stay face, the majority I believe would like to see Cena turn face not because they dislike him but because sometimes a change is needed. Wrestling legends such Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Stone Cold, and The Rock have all known and some point during their career that a change was needed. Not only did the talent know this but so did their respected promoters and they did what was best for business. At the end of the WWE title match at the Royal Rumble fans and critics knew where John Cena and Bray Wyatt would end up come April 2014, sure the Wyatt’s earned the respect from fans during their NXT run but I don’t think WWE expected the Wyatt clan to become liked and respected by the masses. Bray earned plaudits for his performance and victory against Daniel Bryan at the Royal Rumble and at Elimination Chamber the Wyatt’s earned more plaudits and respect for their performance and possibly match of the year against the Shield. Since then Rowan, Harper and Wyatt have gained momentum with each passing week; the fans sing along, clap and join in with them during matches and promos. By wrestling law the Wyatt’s are heels, who according to history should be booed. But in WWE in 2014 this is not the case. Times are changing in WWE and the fans want it more than ever, with the rise of young, new talent taking centre stage the landscape is changing and unfortunately everyone has to change with it and that’s where I think John Cena will get left behind. Now more than ever the time for Cena to turn is here, his promos have become more heelish of late with such words as “to make you gotta go through me” and other similar comments. The vote on Raw last week to have John face the 3 members of the Wyatt family only cemented the statement of what the fans want. John Cena is the face of the WWE and that won’t change for a while yet, he’s the company man who does more than anyone else and sets standards for other to follow, he is a good guy. However John Cena the character has become stagnant and predictable, John needs a fresher outlook, a tweak here and there. John Cena may be the measuring stick in WWE….but for how much longer? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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