Consider the storyline at this point.
On one hand we have Triple H, John Cena, CM Punk, Sheamus and The Rock. On the other side, it is Miz, Alberto Del Rio, R-Truth, Wade Barrett, some others and the shadow in the background.
Add the scope of storyline to this equation, and now have a look at it.
The disparity of magnitude between two sides is just humongous, even when we are not talking about the possibility of having Taker or Austin. If one of those two returns then the difference assumes even more ridiculous proportions.
What is needed then? Perhaps a character similar to what Hulk Hogan played within NWO.
With all due respect to the Miz, Del Rio and company, they are unfit to play to such a huge role. We need someone who is a monster draw or has been a monster draw.
Who that will be is a matter of pure speculation, but I am certain that somebody has to play that role. This is where the fab four come in. They are the only eligible people right now to take such a role.
Sheamus and CM Punk are out of the equation here as both are set to head their brands. That leaves us with Randy Orton and...wait for it…John Cena.
Randy Orton has been a heel before and one of the biggest ones for that matter. He has a scope to turn heel with rise of Sheamus. However, with the heel heavy roster of SmackDown he has little logic behind turning heel.
This deduction brings us down to the impossible yet not so improbable proposition. The elusive heel turn of John Cena has been a wet dream of IWC for ages. At every possible juncture people have clamoured for this to happen.
However, personally I had always been sceptical. Last year during Nexus angle when people were hoping for it, I opposed it by deeming in illogical. However, this time I am personally on the other side of the fence.
Look at the situation at hand. Raw already has CM Punk who is selling a lot of merchandise like Cena does. Triple H is there as well. Sheamus and Orton are going to keep appearing on Raw. A pool of secondary faces is available to deal with secondary heels.
What Raw lacks at the moment is a heel who can dominate these people and still seem credible. Someone who can rule the roster with absolute power. In the absence of Batista only one person is capable of doing it, and that is John Cena.
Add to this situation the fact that he is facing Rock at WM, who will be a face no matter what, even if he commits a virtual murder. Add to this situation the fact that Rock is appearing on Survivor Series and perhaps another icon as well.
The only man who can tilt the balance of power in this equation is again John Cena...I repeat…John Cena.
Every piece falls into a place, every assumption has a concrete reason. I agree that it is a radical step on WWE’s part if they actually muster courage to do it.
However, this is the exact point that brings me to the two most important aspects of this article. They are the two destinations everything is converging towards, let us discuss them.