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Royal Rumble 2012: Why Cena Heel Turn Is Ridiculous Talk

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20: WWE Superstar John Cena throws the ceremonial first pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they play the Chicago Cubs on August 20, 2009 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jacob de Golish/Getty Images)
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Michael CahillCorrespondent IJanuary 27, 2012

The entire wrestling community has perpetuated the idea that at any moment John Cena will discard his poster-boy image and go the route of Hollywood Hogan and countless other stars before him. 

But it’s not happening any time soon. 

Look, the idea is enticing and with every subtle move the community holds strong in their belief that Cena is going heel. The black “Rise Above Hate” shirt, the acknowledgement of his critics and the movement of stars like Rowdy Roddy Piper and now Kane to get him over to the dark side. 

But if we believe for a second that this latest push by Kane is in any way, shape or form a ploy to get Cena over to the dark side, we are out of our minds. 

You can’t use a bad guy to make a guy bad. 

You can’t have that bad guy terrorize him and hope that it turns him on to his evil ways. 

If the WWE is intent on turning Cena heel from this (a scenario that is as unlikely as anything at this point in time) then they have picked the worst possible route to achieve that outcome. 

Cena’s building to a match against the Rock, and the WWE is intent on making the crowd reaction for this match hot. They won’t achieve it by turning Cena full-blown heel. His crowd reaction is amazing at this moment in time. He’s the most hated face in the company and it works. 

If the WWE was intent on moving Cena to the dark side, they would have allowed him to terrorize Zack Ryder instead of going toe to toe with Kane in his defense. 

Let’s put a moratorium on Cena heel talk for now. Too much money, too much power, too much influence to the brand of WWE to ruin that now. Until the kids stop caring, Cena will remain a face. Kane’s evil isn’t more powerful than the all mighty dollar, no matter what WWE TV would like you to believe. 

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