16-time World Champion John Cena remains one of the top Superstars in all of WWE’s history. He carried the company on its shoulders for ten years throughout the PG era until he became a part-timer after 2017. For several years fans wanted him to turn heel as he was always a babyface. However, that never came to be.
Former WWE writer Brian Gewirtz recently spoke on The Masked Man Show, where he discussed Vince McMahon’s real feelings towards John Cena possibly turning heel.
Gewirtz revealed that McMahon did not have any interest in ever turning Cena into a heel.
“When it came to Roman [Reigns], the model was John [Cena], right? Because there were plenty of times when the writers would come in and be like, ‘Can we just turn John heel?’ With the, ‘Let’s go Cena, Cena sucks. Can we do it? Can we pull the trigger?’ It was something Vince never wanted to do. He considered it, he always considers all ideas but ultimately he didn’t wanna do it and I think in the end he was like, to put it bluntly he was like, ‘Thank God I didn’t listen to you,’ as far as turning John heel because John was the standard-bearer and made a ton of money for the company and Make-A-Wish and merchandise and everything, you know?”
h/t to Post Wrestling for the transcription.