John Cena is unanimously recognized as one of the greatest babyfaces in WWE history. The 16-time world champion has contributed more than any other to the spread of wrestling to every corner of the planet, although his relationship with the WWE Universe has been characterized by numerous ups and downs.
In recent years, the Boston champion has moved away from the ring to devote himself to cinema. Following in the footsteps of the legendary The Rock, the leader of the 'Cenation' has quickly become one of Hollywood's most popular actors.
Cena made his return to WWE in the June 27 episode of Monday Night Raw, but there were no particular announcements or twists. According to experts, John will start a feud with Theory that will culminate in SummerSlam, the biggest pay-per-view of the summer.
In the latest edition of the 'Drive Thru' podcast, Jim Cornette stated that Cena could have been equally successful as a heel.
Jim Cornette reflects on John Cena
“In a parallel universe, John Cena would have been a hugely successful heel.
At the beginning of his career, his character was ambiguous from this point of view. He could go both ways. If he had played the role of the villain, the WWE Universe would have learned to appreciate him and he would have shown his incredible flexibility” - analyzed Cornette.
Jim also spoke out on the recent arrest of Jeff Hardy, who was arrested by police in Florida for drunk driving. The 'Charismatic Enigma' has been suspended without pay by the AEW and has already gone to rehabilitation.
“Tony Khan handled this story in a really professional way, he couldn't let it go after Jeff's umpteenth stunt. Tony has to safeguard AEW's image and Jeff needs help at this stage in his life. I think it is good for both sides.
It seems to me that Tony is better than John Laurinaitis at this kind of thing”. Some pundits have criticized All Elite Wrestling for over-employing Jeff in recent months. The 37-year-old recently appeared on WWE's The Bump and shared his appreciation for the 16-time world champion.
He then went on to claim that he wants a match with John Cena. "I've called him out a few times, he hasn't reciprocated and that's okay. I said I don't need any help. so I'll keep working forward, and make things happen on my own.
But if John (Cena) and I end up in a ring together on the day for one last match. That is one singles match I've never had. I'll work and try and make it happen." said Drew McIntyre."