WWE News: John Cena opens up on turning heel after return

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World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar John Cena recently opened up about the possibilities of turning heel after he makes a return to the ring. The 40-year-old recently explained in an interview how specific sections of the fan base still wants him to continue the babyface character.

“I don’t think everyone wants me to turn. There is a group of people that don’t like what they see, but the most important message I send is you can’t please everybody, never be ashamed to be who you are, and know that what you do affects people,” Cena said to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated.

“I look at it as a way to provide hope for families that don’t go through what we consider a normal day by providing a smile and happiness. I look at WWE as a vehicle to provide an escape and happiness. That’s why I’m here every year, I believe in what we do.”

Cena’s babyface persona to continue?

John Cena has been the face of the PG era in the recent past, dropping his Word Life and Thuganomics gimmick for colorful t-shirts and a kid-friendly attitude. Not all fans agree with this current babyface persona of Cena.

However, it does make sense considering he makes hundreds of appearances for the Make-A-Wish foundation among other charitable organizations routinely. The calls for Cena turning heel have also lessened quite a bit since his United States title runs in 2015.

During his run as the United States champion, Cena displayed his in-ring abilities. He also added more than a hint of ironic respect to the Cena Sucks half of the dueling chants.

Cena reveals his best WrestleMania moment

John Cena proposed to Nikki Bella after they won their match against The Miz and Maryse at WrestleMania 33. Since then the couple has been taking time off from WWE programming, probably planning a big wedding.

Cena mentioned how hard the recent feud against Miz and Maryse has been on Nikki (Nicole) Bella. Nikki is not used to having her personal life put in the open like that in front of the fans.

“I’ve headlined with The Rock and I’ve been a part of a lot of WrestleMania moments. But, this moment with Nicole is the one most important of all because I get to stand alongside her in a WrestleMania ring,” Cena added.

John Cena and Nikki Bella will soon be back to the squared circle. However, we have to wait to see if WWE will have them make a heel turn.

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