Over the past few years, the older section of WWE fans have begged, and at times demanded, for the former WWE Champion, John Cena, to turn heel after spending the better part of his career as a babyface or a good guy.
In a recent interview with the London Free Press in Canada this week, the leader of the CeNation addressed those calls for him to leave behind his fan friendly persona and become a heel in the WWE.
"I'm not a bad guy. I generate so much hatred just because of the way I act. I look at Tim Tebow as a good example. People couldn't stop saying his name. He's such a stand-up guy. People don't believe it because it's almost too good to be true. And he generates that hatred. I have fun with this business. I love every second of it. I love to be right there in the middle of the hunt. At the end of the day, it's not my job to force people in any direction. I just to out there and see what happens. You can analyze character development all day, but with the current state of affairs, there's no need or rationale for me to deviate from what I'm doing."
Ultimately, I think the talk about Cena turning heel in the future should be all but a non-issue as fans hate him in his role as a fan favorite and would continue to hate him if he were ever to turn into a bad guy in the WWE.
As a fan, I could not take Cena seriously as a heel if he were to come out to the ring on Monday Night Raw and start talking negatively about the city they’re in that night because it’s not in his actual personality.
I think the majority of fans would start to like Cena if he could just show some more aggressiveness in the ring along with on the microphone instead of making corny jokes that make older fans groan and roll their eyes.
After winning the majority of his face-to-face meetings with the Rock the past few weeks on Raw, I think the WWE could give Cena a bit of a character refresher after WrestleMania next week, but that’s something that we’ll have to wait and see as we move through the rest of 2012.
So Bleachers, what do you think about the comments made by John Cena on fans calling for him to leave behind his family friendly image and become a heel?