Well, of course not right now, but John Cena
has the potential to be the greatest Heel WWE
has ever, ever seen. Follow me now, John Cena
is a natural at it.
His wrestling ability (Shut up, he's not a terrible wrestler when he doesn't do his Face No Sell
->Five Moves Of Doom
->Victory) is not that of a face, sorry, not that of an interesting face. Cena taunts the fans, motivating himself not through the desire to please the audience, but the desire to spite the audience, look at his match with CM Punk
. They shouted "You can't wrestle!" and Cena and Punk immediately went through a series of counters, making the audience eat their words. Cena's You Can't C Me
pre-fist drop maneuver is another great disrespectful heel move.
Cena's heel gimmick is truly great, the self confidence could easily become arrogance, his contrariness could easily become cocky rebellion, and nobody likes wiggers. Cena's face gimmick is boring, phony and has been done. to. death. He's the obnoxious, no respect giving, entitled suburban white boy who thinks he's street, a perfect heel!
Finally, the man's promo skills, simply put, are excellent, yet again as a heel. When face, he seems like a bad Rock
impersonator (Vocal tone and such) mixed with Hulk Hogan
. Hell, his funniest promos as a face are when he's acting heel-ish, mocking others, mocking the fact that he's disliked, mocking his top position on the internet hate machine. Cena makes awesome heel promos...as a face.
With rumors flying about a Heel turn
, perhaps to revitalize his career from pretty good to legendary, similar to Hulk Hogan
, perhaps Cena can stop smiling when he's being shat on by the audience and bite back against the braying masses. I certainly hope so.