WWE WrestleMania 2013: The Right Moment to Turn John Cena Heel

Daniel Peragine@DPMajesticCoSenior Analyst IIMarch 27, 2013

John Cena on Monday Night Raw. (Photo credit: WWE.com)
John Cena on Monday Night Raw. (Photo credit: WWE.com)

One of the biggest questions among many is when will John Cena finally turn heel.

A heel turn will not just create much-needed buzz for the WWE and its television product, but the impact of Cena turning would be massive for the wrestling business.

WrestleMania 29, which is set to take place in less than two weeks, is the perfect moment for Cena's character to take a leap of faith and turn on the WWE Universe.

Based on the strong and negative crowd reaction from this past edition of Monday Night Raw, a Cena heel turn would draw massive heat to the WWE's biggest star. In Cena's promo with The Rock to conclude Raw, he pointed out that reaction from the crowds across the nation are often mixed, filled with cheers and boos. With a very mixed reaction from almost every arena WWE visits, Cena could be on the edge of turning his back on those who love his character.

For the WWE, turning Cena heel would be devastating to its younger audience, who are often seen on television rooting for the company's top star. Although the WWE may be very reluctant to twist Cena's character, the wrestling industry may just indeed witness the biggest heel turn in history.

If Cena were to turn heel, would he trump Hulk Hogan's character switch in 1996?

That answer is yes, given where Cena currently stands in the wrestling business. Just like Hogan, Cena is often loved by a younger crowd and after many years of being their hero, a heel turn would recreate that fateful moment back in 1996 when the "Hulkster" joined the nWo and shaped WCW.

This year's WrestleMania is the right and only moment for Cena to undergo a change. Cena's character is beginning to fade and his entrances are often greeted with a loud chorus of mostly boos. With the cheers getting less and less by the moment, the WWE is in the perfect situation to call for a heel turn.

On the flip side, it is very understanding why Cena's character has not changed in years. Cena provides a strong message to his younger wrestling fans and gives them something to truly cheer for.  

If the WWE were not to take its chances, Cena may never have another stronger opportunity to impact the wrestling business forever.