John Cena Comments On Potential Future Heel Turn In WWE
Cena is set to play a bad guy in Fast & Furious 9
John Cena believes a heel turn didn't happen at the height of his WWE run because the company wasn't sure they had any alternatives, but feels there is more potential now than ever for him to be a bad guy within the promotion.
Cena is set to portray Jakob Toretto in the new Fast & Furious film, one of the bad guys in the upcoming release.
The 16-time WWE Champion hasn't played a heel in WWE since 2003, despite numerous calls for Cena's character to be switched up during reign at the top of the promotion.
Cena, however, believes his showing in Fast 9 highlights that he does have the scope to play a bad guy and would not rule out a heel switch in the future, now that WWE has laid the foundations for a world without Cena.
When asked if him portraying a bad character in Fast and Furious 9 is as close to a heel turn that fans will see, Cena told Chris Van Vliet: "I think this is the beginning to showcase the fact that it’s possible.
"As WWE invests and builds its roster, it has a wealth of talent and truly has many anchors to the ship now. Certainly Roman [Reigns] being a very, very marketable and definitive star.
“I think the reason for me not to explore that side is because WWE didn’t feel confident they had any alternative. And I respect that business choice, I really do. But now with them really laying their foundation for the future, setting up life for the next decade or so, maybe… maybe. I don’t know.
"But what I do like about Fast is that it shows I'm a human being, like everyone else. I'm always known for my childish comedy in WWE because it's a PG show, but then if I'm put in an R-rated comedy everyone is like 'Woah, he actually cusses'."
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