With ratings struggles for both RAW and SmackDown Live and an increasingly disinterested audience, WWE is scrambling to find a fix to their woes. That fix may come in the form of doing something big that could potentially shake professional wrestling to it’s core.
According to sources, WWE creative has been talking, more than ever, about a potential John Cena heel turn. As it currently stands there has been ideas floated around that would put John Cena in position to make a turn, similar to that of Hulk Hogan did in WCW in the 90s, but they have been consistently shot down by Vince McMahon.
WWE creative has also been trying to put together plans for a stable of some sort, but don’t want to introduce a new faction without a long term plan. Creative wants to avoid the recent failures of factions such as the ‘League of Nations’ and ‘The Social Outcasts’ and although they want to take their time in putting a long-term plan in place so that the new faction can hold the audience’s interest.
One stable idea that has been reportedly talked discussed has been putting together superstars Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, Shelton Benjamin, Chad Gable and perhaps Kurt Angle.
Those plans are being slowly rolled out and with Swagger officially landing on SmackDown, WWE has set the table for that scenario if and when they decide to make that happen.
While it is unlikely that Cena turns heel or makes any sudden character changes anytime soon, creative has to be worrying about a decreased Cena schedule, declining ratings and a need for something memorable to take place as reasons for something big with Cena.