John Cena (mostly) exiting the main event, his 2015 United States Title Open Challenge run and the arrival of Roman Reigns as someone for half the fan base to really dislike are all factors in why calls for Cena to turn heel have quieted and mostly disappeared over the last few years.
But they’re never going to completely go away. And it’s possible some will find the Total Bellas-chronicled marriage drama with ex-fiancee Nicole to be a reason to boo Cena whenever he does return to the wrestling ring.
For now, he’s out in California promoting his role in the upcoming Transformers’ prequel Bumblebee at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). We’ll see Cena play a villain in that one when it comes out on Dec. 21, 2018, so naturally, the question of possibly playing one in WWE came up.
Don’t hold your breath, says The Face Who Used To Run The Place:
“I have had a great career in the WWE and for that entire time I have been the good guy and that kind of went into my films so far, and now it doesn’t seem like my character in the WWE will ever evolve into that bad guy role that perhaps a lot of people have wanted; so this is kind of a way for my fans from that aspect of my career to see that side of me. So, don’t expect heel John Cena in the WWE – that’s ‘Inside Baseball’ talk for some of you – but it means bad guy John Cena isn’t happening there, so this is that chance for me.”
Of course, that’s exactly what a wrestler would say. Especially an evil one...
Let’s keep hunting this white whale, scripted fight fans.
H/T: Comicbook.com for the quote from Cena’s SDCC appearance