By John Perry
(Note: I am not using any personal bias toward John Cena in this article)
John Cena is the most popular WWE Superstar of the modern era. His ability to maintain his fan base along with his growing wrestling ability is beyond impressive. But as fans grow up, they crave for change. John Cena is a very popular topic when it comes to the word "change" in the IWC. At the beginning of 2012, it seemed that a John Cena heel turn was imminent instead of dreamed about. His feud with Kane about embracing the hate was used to give Cena an edge to his character moving into his match with The Rock rather than the preferred turn to the dark side. Two major reasons for fans that want the CeNation Leader to turn heel are he has no talent and no charisma. That could not be any further than the truth.
The whole idea of John Cena having no talent is completely inaccurate. He pulled off the "Doctor of Thuganomics" gimmick quite nicely but was changed into the company's image. The reason I bring this up is because it draws back to the point. If he had no talent, as fans do say, he would not have been able to pull that gimmick off. In fact, why would a heel turn even be in the question? According to that mindset, he wouldn't be able to pull off the heel turn anyway because he has no talent or charisma in the first place.
If you want John Cena to turn heel, you would have to admit that he is talented enough to pull it off. If you say he isn't talented, all you would be setting yourself up for is something new for a few weeks. But as does milk and bread, it gets old after a while. As time rolls on, you'll go right back to hating him because as mentioned before, a heel turn will not magically give Cena any talent. Wrestling fans love change and as a John Cena heel turn would be something new, fans will slowly get over it and go right back to hating him.
It seems fans don't give Cena a chance to change. When he does try and improve his moveset, wrestling fans continue to ignore it because it's not the change that they want to see. The same flaws that you see in John Cena's character are the same flaws that I see. I want to see a change as much as wrestling fans do but in order for that to happen, you would have to give Cena a chance to change it up but a heel turn would only work if you let him change. Let me know what you guys think about the possibility of a John Cena heel turn. I will see you guys in the next article!