Justin Barr



Since defeating JBL at Wrestlemania 21, John Cena has been in and around either the World Heavyweight or WWE championship. This trend does not appear to be ending anytime soon. In the last year or so, he has openly accepted the fans approach to booing him and chants of "Cena sucks" with a response of "Fans are entitled to give their opinion". We have all thought or said "Is it time to turn Cena heel?" Maybe it is, maybe it isn't, but this blogger wants to know - Can WWE afford to turn him heel?

Like him or not, he has been, currently is and no doubt still will be for a long time, the face of the WWE. No superstar, past or present, has granted more wishes for Make a Wish Foundation than John Cena. If WWE suddenly turns him heel, who would take his place granting those wishes?

Whilst Cena was making his similar promo to last years "Once in a Lifetime" Rock vs. Cena bout, before being brilliantly interrupted by Prime Time Players, (who by the way in Titus O'Neill, have a great main event star for the future by the way) Cena pointed to the crowd and said something along the lines of "those who have stood with me, wore the t'shirts" etc. etc. and pointed to the 2 kids who looked about 7 years old holding a sign saying our time is now. I don't think he would have found a fan who, as The Rock put it last year, has hit puberty yet, but that is the age range WWE are aiming for right now, the 7-10 year olds thanks to PG, and heaven forbid their super hero was to turn his back on them, what then?

The only superstars at the moment who are getting a huge reaction from the crowd, the type of reaction any promotion wants for their top babyfaces, are Orton, Jericho and Ryback. Jericho will be touring with Fozzy again soon and no offense Bon Jovi lookalike, (cheers Punk), but you have been there before, with your 6 World titles and 9 Intercontinental titles. As for Ryback, his time will indeed come. The fans are chanting loud and proud, and will no doubt chant feed me more followed by "Holy S##t" if he manages to deliver the shellshock to Mark Henry. I personally am unsure whether I am looking forward to that match or not. I think they are two big strong men who can work well, but a lot of Henry's arsenal is based on pure strength, and with Ryback's reluctance to sell moves unless he has to, part of me thinks it will only be good IF he can hit Henry with the Shellshock.

As for Orton, he is ready. He's been ready forever, and I personally think he can carry the moniker of being the top babyface. Whether he wants to be or not is another matter. Is a heel turn necessary for the Apex Predator? Who knows. What I do know is that in order to keep pushing Orton and to line him up for a good storyline after Wrestlemania, Orton has to be the on to get the victory against the Shield at Mania.

Does WWE need another top heel? If Cena does turn heel, he'll no doubt be the top heel, which is currently occupied by the Urn dropper himself, Punk. I will quickly sidetrack here for a second to say this current storyline isn't being disrespectful by Punk, it's meant to generate heat, and it is, end of story.

Anyway, Cena being top heel. Who would he feud with? Orton? Bryan? Sheamus? HHH? Would any of those feuds be interesting?

Like him or not RSN'ers, Cena is the top babyface at the moment, and unless WWE pulls a rabbit out of the hat which can find a good reason for a heel turn to work, it looks like we're stuck with it for a while...
Domingo Santiago
i think it be great for wwe its something new a different cena that we havent seen in awhile all the greats have turned heel stone cold steve austin the guy that was a at the top of merch selling it didnt hurt him yeaa it didnt work but they took the risk look at hulk hogan people looked up to hogan...
  • March 19, 2013
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Clinton McDavid
Turning Cena heel is what the wwe needs to do if they want to get their good ratings back, or get rid of him all togeather and bring back tv-14 programing and generate 4.-whatever ratings like they did in the 90s
  • March 19, 2013
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Dave Edge
True, but WWE had a top babyface for Austin, in Rock. WCW had an abundance of top faces to go against nWo, i.e. Flair, Sting, Luger etc. Who can WWE put there to combat Cena turning heel?
  • March 19, 2013
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Christian Wilson
It's not so hard really, if Cena turns Heel and aligns himself with the Shield or something like that, they can easily put that main babyface title on Adrian Neville (Pac) who is in NXT right now once he polishes his mic skills or just put it on Daniel Bryan, even Christian could work.
  • March 19, 2013
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Adam Troy Brown
Just think of all the little kiddies crying their eyes out and giving up on wrestling so WWE can return to tv-14 or MA rating. VKM and his marketing toward the little kiddies can go to hell. This business was made to market to older more mature young adults and adults.
  • March 19, 2013
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Brandon Heyman
As much as we'd like to see it, WWE cant afford to have John Cena turn heel. John Cena brings millions of dollars into the WWE and there's not really a ready top face to replace him
  • March 19, 2013
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Adam Troy Brown
Sheamus seems to be getting a lot of pop from the fans. He can be his replacement.
  • March 19, 2013
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Brandon Heyman
Sheamus does get a good reaction, but he doesn't bring as much money to the WWE as Cena does
  • March 19, 2013
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Dave Edge
Not a massive reaction though, sometimes you barely here the crowd, unless that's just wwe TV though. I'm a big Sheamus fan so would love to see it, always said he was underrated as WHC
  • March 19, 2013
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Christopher Lobie
i am just not sure if WWE could sustain themselves with cena as a heel right now...maybe in the future
  • March 19, 2013
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Adam Troy Brown
That is a load of crap. Of course WWE can sustain themselves if Cena goes heel. Vince is an evil genius. He will be able to find the next face of the company. He did after Hogan departed in 94 and ever since then after. I am sure he will think of someone. Hopefully someone with more talent in ...
  • March 19, 2013
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Adam Troy Brown
Hell...WWE is sustaining themselves despite having some poor quality product for the most part. Having a monopoly on the industry will allow for that to happen.
  • March 19, 2013
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Maverick Ozbourne
It must be a new young face it can't be anyone older than 28 but it has to happen cena has to turn heel no man has spent their entire career as a babyface its rare if unheard of. If wwe stopped caring only about cena they could find that zack Ryder is over as well and could step up for the kids and ...
  • March 22, 2013
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Maverick Ozbourne
Hogan begged before he left wwf supposedly to be a heel
Austin went heel
Rock was a heel
HBK was a heel
Edge was a heel
An what do all these men have in common?
They drew heat like cena with fans but reached the entire crowd...HBK and Edge could piss a crowd off while cena merely pisses the men off
T...
  • March 23, 2013
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