WWE: Baron Von Bad Cena? Why John Cena Shouldn't Turn Heel

Daine PavloskiAnalyst IIJuly 26, 2012

Photo Courtesy of wrestlingsuperstars.org
Photo Courtesy of wrestlingsuperstars.org

There are a lot of things that WWE fans dream of someday seeing—CM Punk vs Stone Cold at WrestleMania, the Rock coming back full time, seeing HBK in one more match, getting a real Divas division and many other lofty wishes.

Perhaps one of the most common wishes, though, is for John Cena to turn heel. 

Hogan did it, so Cena should too, right? People want to see Cena turn heel and turn his back on the high-pitched, pre-adolescent fans who would be forced to wipe away their tears with their Cenation wristbands and cry the whole way home—or at least until their parents buckle them into their car seats and turn on SpongeBob in the minivan.

In all seriousness, though, Cena does his job well, and for that a lot of WWE fans respect him. They may not necessarily like the character, but at least respect him for doing his job.

Cena plays his part very well and pulls in good publicity and what I'm sure is an obscene amount of money for Vince and the boys. We've seen him play superhero, good guy and of course the free-styling, trash-talking Doctor of Thuganomics as well. The dude plays his character.   

So why shouldn't Cena turn heel? Well, why should he? Vince is raking in millions upon millions from the fans who buy every color Cenation shirt they pump out. Why would he cut off one of his main money-makers from one of the WWE's biggest audiences?

Another reason that Cena shouldn't turn heel is that to a lot of the WWE Universe, he already is!

Think about it—a good amount of the young WWE crowd loves John Cena because he's the good guy! He's Superman. Then take the older crowd, who yearn for the Attitude Era and prefer the edgier Superstars like The Rock, Stone Cold, and the Triple H of old, and now CM Punk, Dolph Ziggler and other anti-heroes or bad guys who carry on some of the Pre-PG Era traits. Fans like that already view Cena as a heel. They dislike him and answer the Cenation's "LET'S GO CENA" chants with a resounding "CENA SUCKS."

The WWE is really in a win-win spot with Cena right now. The young crowd loves him and buys up all of the merchandise and action figures, while the older crowd dislikes him and cheers for other superstars like CM Punk. It makes Cena a polarizing figure to the WWE Universe, which really helps in situations like the Punk-Cena feud of 2011.

While it would be very interesting to see John Cena turn heel, I just don't think we're going to see it, and I don't think we need to see it.

That's just one man's opinion. What do you think? Should Cena turn on the Cenation and rise up anew, or should he stay the way he is? Let me know!