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John Cena Reveals The Year When He Was Told He’ll Never Turn Heel

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• John Cena Reveals The Year When He Was Told He’ll Never Turn Heel

While John Cena was a heel during the early parts of his career, he never turned heel after becoming the Face of WWE in 2005/2006.

During an interview on In The Envelope: The Actor’s Podcast, Cena revealed that he was told in 2009 that he’ll never have a heel run in WWE ever again.

Below is what the 16-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion said:

“WWE and Sports Entertainment walk that gray line. Everyone knows it’s entertainment, everyone. But everyone wants to believe in what’s going on.

They don’t ask, even the most iconic superhero characters, they’re known for their performances but they do get to step away. There is a clear-cut difference. In WWE, the audience doesn’t want that. They don’t.

And that’s what keeps them coming back and that’s what keeps the train on the tracks. That’s part of it.

So I was made aware that I would not undergo a tectonic shift in John Cena, the character, probably around 2009. So that allowed me to get that conversation off the board, and I had to, or I chose to dive into nuance.”

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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (May 10, 2000) – WCW Thunder

On this day in 2000, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Thunder’ on TBS.

This episode was pre-taped at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW The Great American Bash 2000’ PPV.

The card of the show can be found here:

1. WCW World Cruiserweight Title: Chris Candido vs. Crowbar

2. WCW Hardcore Title – Handicap Match: Terry Funk vs. Harlem Heat 2000

3. Shawn Stasiak vs. Lash Leroux

4. Rhonda Singh vs. Elizabeth

5. WCW Hardcore Title: Terry Funk vs. Chuck Palumbo

6. Handicap Match: Horace Hogan vs. Billy Kidman, Konnan, Rey Mysterio Jr. & Juventud Guerrera

7. David Flair vs. Arn Anderson

8. Kronik vs. Rick Steiner & Tank Abbott

9. Sting vs. Mike Awesome

        
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