WWE Rumors: The much-awaited return of the 16-time World Champion John Cena is rumored for July 16 on WWE Smackdown. Being one of the most decorated superstars, Cena has never had a heel run in WWE. He has always been the go-to babyface for the company and has relished his character for years. However, ever since the news of his return has been surfacing, there are rumors that the Leader of Cenation might get a heel gimmick, something he has never done in his entire WWE career.
Cena was once close to turning heel
WWE Rumors: Is WWE planning a Heel turn for John Cena? Check the story! Unlike most wrestlers who don both heel and babyface characters in their entire career, Cena always had the ‘good’ side associated with him. However, at one stage, he was about to turn heel.
According to the former WWE writer Matt McCarthy, Cena was close to turning heel, and his heel character was discussed for long backstage. Vince McMahon once had words with Cena regarding the heel character, and the 16-time world champion responded by having a special gear made for him for the new persona. McCarty revealed,
“Cena had gear made for the heel turn… I don’t know what the gear was, but he had specific gear made ready and waiting.”
Vince wanted something like Bret Hart for John Cena
WWE Rumors: Is WWE planning a Heel turn for John Cena? Check the story!The Montreal Screw-job and Bret Hart’s transformation from there on was impeccable. It was one of the highs of Bret Hart’s ravishing career. Vince was planning something more or less for Cena with a heel turn. McCarthy revealed that,
“Vince [McMahon] kept trying to figure out how do we do like a Bret Hart thing? Where he’s a heel in some places, but he’s a babyface in the rest of the places. Cena was like, ‘If I’m going heel, I want to go full heel,’ and it did get close enough to the point where, and I’m sure he still has this gear. Like Cena had gear made for the heel turn, you know? No longer the jorts. I don’t know what the gear was, but he had specific gear made ready and waiting, and then obviously we know it never happened.”