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Cena Heel Turn: MISTAKE

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Sup y'all. Third blog today. That's what happens when you drink wine and use Sheiky Baby's "medicine."

I think this idea of a Cena heel turn is well-meaning but not a good business idea. What is it going to accomplish? Here are the typical reasons why people go heel:
1) For some reason they're not quite over as a face. they need to get vicious and beat the living hell out of some people to be taken seriously. not a big issue for "super cena."
2) Split with a faction, tag-team, etc. Not relevant.
3) To balance out the heel/face ratio, and here's one of the big issues. JR has said that in every company there is "the man." One guy. That's John Cena. Who is your top babyface when John Cena is a heel? Orton? Nah man, nah. It's good that they're using him to put Christian over as WHC right now but when that program is finished Orton has got to turn heel.
4) To really shake things up and turn shit on its ear a la Hollywood Hulk Hogan. Well, CM Punk is turning things upside down just fine right now, thank you, not to mention the major shit going down with HHH replacing Vince on-screen as boss.
Here's the other thing: what precedent is there to turn John Cena heel? There are comparisons to Hogan, of course. But When Hogan went heel, he was in a different company and a different era. Maybe a few years down the line the Cena turn would make sense. The reason Hogan went heel is because his fans grew up and turned on him. Basically we have to wait for two things before Cena will make an honest to god heel turn. We need someone else to be able to take that top spot. That's gonna be Punk, Orton, or Daniel Bryan. Punk and Orton would both be tweeners and Bryan would be sort of a modernized Bob Backlund. Maybe in a few years Morrison will be ready. Who knows? It's got to be somebody though. One thing you'll notice if you pay attention to WCW is that when Hogan was a heel and half the company was in the nWo, it was hard to come up with a solid top babyface with staying power. Yeah there was DDP and they tried some other guys and whatever. What gets to me is that Flair and the Horsemen were faces which is wrong. Babyface Flair vs heel Hogan? F that, and F babyface Orton vs Heel Cena. The other thing we're waiting for, which is just as important and just as pertinent to the Hogan discussion, is for the Little Jimmys to hit puberty. The yellow and red, super duper hero type thing was not cutting it in the latter half of the 90's and if you just give it time the "Cenation" (dumb name) will probably find itself in decline as well.

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  1. thetheme's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by AOF666
    Cena is no Hogan. Hogan became a cult icon, Cena's not. When Hogan turned heel, it didn't hurt him at all.
    But when Hogan did it he wasn't alone and EVERYONE was trying to take the NWO down, or joining it. Would you want to see Cena in a faction DOMINATING?! Cena would have to do something dispicable like take down Rey like Batista when he took down Rey.
  2. DM Tea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by AOF666
    Cena is no Hogan. Hogan became a cult icon, Cena's not. When Hogan turned heel, it didn't hurt him at all.
    That's fair, but for my purposes here it's a fair comparison. Hustle, Loyalty, Respect is basically Train, Say Your Prayers, Eat Your Vitamins.
  3. DM Tea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by HeartlessAttack
    I'm unsure of how valid this "waiting for the Little Jimmy's to grow up" argument is. I'd say that most of them will hit puberty, move on and be replaced by new L.J.'s.
    I can see why you'd think that, but it isn't so. The new crop of Little Jimmys aren't going to have the same connection to Cena that this crop has got, and the landscape will be very different. Your average Little Jimmy in a few years might just be a Riley fanboy, or Daniel Bryanson or Morrison if he EVER learns how to speak. Maybe CM Punk will be their tweener hero. It all depends on where American pop culture as a whole goes from here. Study the 90's to see what I'm talking about.
  4. Theiconsting's Avatar
    I cant believe you even think there is a slight possibilty Daniel Bryan will ever be the top face of any wrestling company? Theres no chance in hell of Daniel Bryan being a main guy in the E & i cant understand why he won the mitb match. I dont hate the guy but hes not evenin Ortons league let alone cena or punk
  5. DM Tea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Theiconsting
    I cant believe you even think there is a slight possibilty Daniel Bryan will ever be the top face of any wrestling company? Theres no chance in hell of Daniel Bryan being a main guy in the E & i cant understand why he won the mitb match. I dont hate the guy but hes not evenin Ortons league let alone cena or punk
    Why can't you believe that? He's an internet darling! I subscribe to the "never say never" philosophy, especially when it comes to a guy who got "best in the world" chants in ROH and had his name chanted by WWE fans when he wasn't even under contract. He's going to be the first guy to cash in MITB for a submission win. Shit, he's the only submission guy they have, unless you want to count that flavorless Jack Swagger and his ankle lock. Of course if your main event boyfriends are still good guys and if Punk is involved in any way shape or form, nobody else is going to be the face of anything. You are ridiculous for saying that he's not in John Cena or Orton's league because he hasn't even been in the company half as long as either one of them.
    Updated 07-24-2011 at 03:20 AM by DM Tea (because)
  6. Gappodum's Avatar
    They will turn Cena heel once they can a guy who can sell with the children
  7. Theiconsting's Avatar
    [QUOTE=DM Tea;bt6937]Why can't you believe that? He's an internet darling! I subscribe to the "never say never" philosophy, especially when it comes to a guy who got "best in the world" chants in ROH and had his name chanted by WWE fans when he wasn't even under contract. He's going to be the first guy to cash in MITB for a submission win. Shit, he's the only submission guy they have, unless you want to count that flavorless Jack Swagger and his ankle lock. Of course if your main event boyfriends are still good guys and if Punk is involved in any way shape or form, nobody else is going to be the face of anything. You are ridiculous for saying that he's not in John Cena or Orton's league because he hasn't even been in the company half as long as either one of them.[/QUOTE]
    He might be a good wrestler but he is boring on the mike & just really lame im guessing thats why you are up his ass lol
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