• Former WWE Writer Reveals What Kind Of A Heel John Cena Wanted To Be
Former WWE Writer Brian Gewirtz was interviewed on the Cheap Heat podcast, where he discussed why John Cena never turned heel after becoming the Face of WWE.
Below are the highlights:
On if there were pitches for a heel turn:
“Yes. For sure. There was a time we all did. We did push plenty of times for John to turn heel, and there was a lot of reasoning going into it. [Vince was] tempted, but ultimately there was like the merch [sales] and everything John does.”
On what Cena told the writers about turning heel:
“‘Alright, listen, you want to turn me heel? If that’s what Vince says you guys want me to do, I’ll do it. But just so you know, I will go full-bore heel.’
He was like, ‘There won’t be none of that like, oh, he’s a fun heel, he’s a cool heel, he’s winking at the audience, heel.’ He is going to go full heel, that’s what he wants to do, which would have been awesome.”
On Vince McMahon shooting down Cena’s heel turn:
“I think Vince was like, ‘John is basically captain of the ship here’. The issues of who would [Cena] work with? Who would replace him as the top babyface? In [McMahon’s] mind, I think he’s like, ‘I made the right decision because John has been the standard bearer.’”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (August 15, 1992) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1992, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Worcester Centrum in Worcester, Massachusetts and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1992’ PPV.
Here is the card:
Big Boss Man vs. Skinner
“Ugandan Giant” Kamala vs. Joe Steel
The Undertaker vs. Chris Duffy
Money Inc. vs. Jerry Stevens/Tim McNeaney
Razor Ramon vs. Jim Powers