John Cena has done well with the WWE since The Rock’s departure in 2004. He has won multiple champions and has won most of his feuds in the WWE. Despite mixed reactions from the IWC, John Cena emerged as the face of WWE. When WWE ushered in the PG Era, Cena was the man then. Now that The Rock has finally returned to the WWE for good, Cena need to turn heel for the sake of his legacy. Cena needs to be put on the backburner for a long time.
At the beginning of summer 2010, Cena’s stock in the WWE began to rise again. Cena was forced to join Nexus in result of him losing at the TLC PPV match against former leader of Nexus, Wade Barrett. Everyone thought that he would become a heel. In the end, he defeats the entire Original Nexus and takes out Wade Barrett. I’ve thought that storyline had a good conclusion to it, but it didn’t. Cena didn’t turn heel and he was able to fight off Nexus like some superhero from a cartoon. I will not bash Cena, the bashing goes to the creative department.
Next, John Cena and CM Punk entered a feud with each other in the beginning of the 2011 year. The feud wasn’t amazing, but it was impressive because CM Punk returned to wrestling and was attacking Cena with a steel chair for a number of weeks. John Cena even got pummeled by New Nexus member Mason Ryan. The rivalry seemed decent because John Cena wasn’t able to be Superman every week. The downfall came at the Royal Rumble (2011). Cena entered the Rumble and suddenly began to eliminate everyone at a drop of a dime. Hornswoggle and Cena teaming up to eliminate people in the Royal Rumble? What the hell? My theory is that was a PG angle to satisfy kids who are fans of Hornswoggle.
CM Punk is a heel and takes shortcuts, but why the hell was he made to look so weak? Everyone knows that CM Punk is familiar with martial arts and is very gifted in the ring. Despite CM being a heel, he should be capable of taking out certain wrestlers. Remember HHH as a heel? He took shortcuts, but could beat the hell out of nearly anyone if he needed to. That’s what made him that damn good as a heel.
Then Cena’s feud with CM Punk shifted to Miz and that threw everyone off. Why is the creative trying to have him feud with two powerful guys in the WWE. Miz is the champion and deserves to feud with one person, the same can be said for CM punk. They deserve to have separate feuds, not back and forth. It makes the both of them look weak in many ways and Cena doesn’t need anymore pushes.
Cena might as well embrace a heel character, because everyone online is bashing him. I’ve read hundreds of comments about Cena, and they weren’t good. The Rock’s return has overshadowed Cena by a million miles. I don’t have anything against him, he just needs to turn heel. Remember before Rocky left in 2004, he became a heel himself.
Remember the feud with Goldberg and Hogan? And at the beginning of The Rock’s career he was a heel for a while. It doesn’t matter how great you are in the WWE, you have to become a heel more than once. John Cena will not be able to stay face feuding with the Great One. Rock’s mic skills are superior and there is no comparison to say the least. Let me just say, I appreciate Cena’s hard work and dedication for the WWE Universe. For the sake of his legacy, he will have to become heel once again. This potential feud with The Rock will be the first rivalry in a long time that Cena will not win. Cena doesn’t need any pushes and needs to be buried by the creative team. He doesn’t need the limelight or any additional mic time for a long time. He has done enough and The Rock needs to make an example out of him. Cena has won against everyone else and now its his turn to feel it.