John Cena’s heel turn was something WWE fans had wanted for years – or at least a certain portion of the fanbase had. Talking about and praising The Sensational Leader, EC3 said that they have discussed Cena becoming a heel for a long time.
On the latest episode of The Wrestling Outlaws, EC3 talks with Dr. Chris Featherstone and former WWE writer Vince Russo. He was asked about his relationship with John Cena and a possible storyline involving the 16-time World Champion.
EC3 praised Cena and said he was lucky to have him as a friend:
“As a person, I’ve been very fortunate to call him a friend. He’s been very cordial to me, and has been a good friend to me at times when he didn’t need to be. [from 1:02] ]] 01:22]]
The former Impact Wrestling star revealed that he had been talking to Cena about a heel turn for 12 years:
“I can’t think of anything in particular because it was such a big topic … He should turn heel, we’ve been talking about this for 12 years.”
John Cena admits Vince McMahon was considering turning him heel
It seemed like there was a time when Vince McMahon was really thinking about turning John Cena heel. According to Cena himself, this was in preparation for the biggest WrestleMania match ever in 2012.
On The Pat McAfee Show, Cena revealed that Vince McMahon considered turning him heel for the blockbuster WrestleMania 28 match against The Rock:
“I remember Vince pitching me the idea of doing The Rock vs. Heel in Miami. I said, ‘No problem, I understand, I’ll do it. Just remember we’re so deep at this point. That we ‘Don’t do that and then jump back in because we’ll be drowned at both ends.’ If we do this, I have to be the opposite of virtuous, I have to be pure evil and we all go in,” Cena said.
Cena said that McMahon had cold feet about the idea and decided against it, admitting to the former franchise player that it was never going to happen.
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