Ex Con With A Heart Of Gold
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Re: Cena has potential to be one of the greatest heels in WWE history
One, he is booked and behaves like a heel to adult men, of which I am, so I already think he is a heel. He's stuck in a paradox where if he became a heel he'd become the most beloved babyface to their majority audience, 21+ year old men, in years.
Two, every single year a golden Heel Opportunity was botch. Like Nexus. The "Higher Power" all along could have been Cena leading the Nexus with Cena as a WWE champ and Barrett as the WHC champ.
Or the heel turn during the CM Punk feud. Or turn heel against The Rock and go apeshit after Cena lost the match that "meant everything" to him.
He could be used to turn Ziggler face. He could have allied with Laurinaitis and Show for some Super Powers thing.
He could have lost his mind on Punk for breaking his title duration streak, injured Punk to a point where the belt needed to be dropped off of Punk. Cena could have contrived to get that belt and cheat to keep it for as long as possible with a storyline of Cena as champ for over 1+ Year/Who can stop a psycho, cheating, heel Cena? Anybody who took the belt off him in about half a year's time at a Big 4 PPV would be a babyface god and a made man in the company for his whole career.
Cena's constancy as a portrayed babyface is actually a strength for turning him heel because a turn back to face can easily be justified as a learning experience/life lesson for Cena where he realizes the error of his evil ways and then commits himself back to Jorts, Crayola Shirts and Apple Pie.
Right now, I know people say they wouldn't care about a Cena turn. I don't think I would right now, at least not nearly as much as I would have if it had occurred in the past 3 years or so.