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John Cena Turned Down Vince McMahon’s Idea Of Being A Bret Hart Type Heel

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• John Cena Turned Down Vince McMahon’s Idea Of Being A Bret Hart Type Heel

During a recent appearance on We Watch Wrestling Podcast, former WWE writer Matt McCarthy revealed that Vince McMahon wanted John Cena to be a Bret Hart type heel (be a heel in some places and a babyface in other places).

Cena turned down the idea and wanted to be a full-blown heel if he’s going to turn.

Here’s what McCarthy said:

“Vince kept trying to figure out how do we do like a Bret Hart thing? Where he’s a heel in some places, but he’s a babyface in the rest of the places.

Cena was like, ‘If I’m going heel, I want to go full heel,’ and it did get close enough to the point where, and I’m sure he still has this gear, like Cena had gear made for the heel turn, you know? No longer the jorts.

I don’t know what the gear was, but he had specific gear made ready and waiting and then obviously we know it never happened, and there was a point in the discussions where it was like, ‘Well, the people who are gonna cheer him are going to continue to cheer him, and the people who are gonna boo him, are just gonna keep booing him.’

So the thinking was, that’s the most heelish thing he can do is to stay that white meat, smiling, pure babyface.”

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On this day in 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.

It was broadcasted from the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW The Great American Bash 1998’ PPV.

The match-card can be found here:

– Yuji Nagata vs. Jerry Flynn

– Horace Hogan & Reese vs. Juventud Guerrera & Van Hammer

– Eddie Guerrero vs. Scott Putski

– Booker T vs. Chris Benoit

– Fit Finlay vs. Norman Smiley

– Dean Malenko vs. Disco Inferno

– Goldberg vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.

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