Ah yes, the mythological John Cena heel turn. It has been speculated upon and anxiously anticipated for the better part of five years.
The crowds have expressed their disdain for the character and have waited for the moment that the company would freshen him up by drastically changing him.
Now, however, it seems as though fans are closer to getting their wish than at any time in the past.
Don't believe me?
Listen to Cena's promos since returning from injury in October. There is a noticeable change that includes the reintroduction of his Thuganomics accent, less pandering to the audience and a harder edge to his words.
Then there was his entrance at Survivor Series, following the Randy Orton-Big Show match. There was something about the way he stopped in the middle of Triple H and Stephanie, and the way they looked at him with such adoration, that struck this writer as strange.
That is not to mention the mysterious conversation the COO and Cena were having in the backstage area prior to the WWE title match, a conversation that Orton walked in on and ended promptly afterward.
The cryptic way in which Triple H continues to guarantee one champion without explicitly supporting Orton only adds to the mystique and enigmatic nature of the match, an element that has gone largely overlooked.
From the very moment that "face of the WWE" was uttered in the weeks leading up to SummerSlam, the only person that could truly and conceivably fill that role was Cena. That label has been used to refer to him by both serious and sarcastic fans across the Internet for years.
While the company used it to refer to Orton and Daniel Bryan in months passed, it only really ever fit Cena.
What better way to finally execute the heel turn than by playing up the very real fact that Cena is, without a shadow of a doubt, the face of the company?
Of course, the likelihood of Cena finally turning and the company appeasing its rabid fanbase is highly unlikely.
But that is why they call them bold predictions, right?