Originally Posted by The Cynical Miracle
From what I understand HHH isn't a big a fan of Cena as Vince is.
HHH pulled the "he cant work" card at meetings back in 2002/2003 which slowed his progress. So, maybe.
(which is not a bad thing at this stage by the way)
I don't think that's true anymore. Cena himself said in an interview that HHH and Vince used to hate him and wanted him gone from the company, but they started to like him once he got really over with his rapper gimmick and skyrocketed to face of the company ever since.
Plus, HHH even put over Cena in a promo against Brock Lesnar. He spoke highly of him and I think he also admitted that he didn't think much of Cena but Cena was able to push through and make a name for himself.
Firstly, Cena won't be turning heel. Ever. It's not who he is, it would hurt the Make a Wish foundation work he does, etc. He'll retire a babyface.
He's not been phased out because of a power change, he's been phased out because it's intelligent business. No one will be around forever, you gotta push for new stars as the current ones get older.
That's true. It's just good for business. Raking in the money from Cena all these years has gone on long enough and now they have to really make new mega stars...especially since Cena's been getting injured. They need new top guys to rely on.
And I agree with Cena never turning heel. People argue that Hogan turned heel, but that was a different era in which they could get away with it. Today, kids are more sensitive and a lot of stuff is being censored. We're also in the digital age, so Cena turning heel would be a big deal in the media and something that people like "Make-a-Wish Foundation" would not like. WWE heavily relies on Cena to represent the company in a positive light in public. Stone Cold Steve Austin even said that you don't turn the face of the company heel.
Randy Orton was the "face of the company" in the storyline, but Cena is still the real face of the company in real life.