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Nikki and Cena as an on-screen heel pair?

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Smackdown is currently in the "reality era" business. Three of the top storylines on Smackdown LIVE are on fire thanks to infusing real life drama into the onscreen action. The formula is working so well that last week's episode beat RAW in the ratings for the first time ever. The overwhelming success is why now is the perfect time to turn John Cena and Nikki Bella into the greatest onscreen heel power couple in WWE history! 

While this may seem far fetched, last night's episode of Smackdown leads me to believe the WWE may seriously be considering it. 

For the past few weeks, we've seen Natalya get real personal with Nikki Bella; telling her John Cena would never marry her and, oh yeah, that Nikki would eventually die alone. The WWE has been great about sprinkling in little nuggets of truth with their promos over the years, but making Nikki's relationship with Cena a consistent part of the storyline will be fruitless without an eventual payoff. 

In the case of John Cena, the leader of the Cenation has been rumored for more heel turns than I could possibly recount, but it seems as if this might actually be the year the WWE finally pulls the trigger. If you've been paying attention, you've clearly noticed Cena's promos have taken on a different tone since his return. 

From saying he's "sick of this new era BS" to last night addressing the "Cena Sucks" crowd by saying, "they all know they could never be me", to suddenly finishing all his promos with a cocky "Because I'm John Cena ... Recognize!", John Cena is showing clear heel tendencies. In the past, Cena would simply smirk off insults and talk about respect, but last night he flat out called AJ Styles a bitch! 

When Cena accesses his dark side, the results are amazing. "Serious John Cena" promos are one thousand times better than "happy go lucky John Cena" promos. If Cena does finally go heel, pairing him with his real life girlfriend will draw an immense amount of legitimate heat from the WWE universe. 

Right now, The Miz and Maryse are the WWE's heel power couple, but they would pail in comparison to what Cena and Nikki could accomplish. Cena and Nikki are the epitome of every star quarterback and head cheerleader high school couple that everyone loved to hate. Together, they could easily turn our jealousy for their accomplishments into a loathing distaste for their existence. After years of being disrespected by the fans, the "they hate us because they aint us" mantra that Cena alluded to last night would easily fuel their motivations. 

One of the problems with Cena turning heel is that the fans have been asking for it for so long, the WWE likely feared it wouldn't garner the proper amount of heat when he eventually did turn. That problem would be solved with Nikki; someone the crowd can easily turn on. 

Cena is on the verge of tying Ric Flair's record for 16 world championships and while many fans believe he deserves the honor, there will be many longtime fans furious to see Flair's longstanding record fall. A heel Cena would be perfect for tying the record while still giving him time to return to his old self to break Flair's record in a year or so. 

If Smackdown is going to go all the way with the reality era, the time is right to flip the switch on John Cena and let he and Nikki Bella rule the blue brand in 2017.

 

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not gonna hold my breath, but YAS if this ever came to fruition

would you be here for this?

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It would be one of the best decisions they could ever do heel Hulk Hogan should be all the proof they need. Nikki and John being Edge and Lita on steroids would be a smart move and create a whole new dynamic. I dont see it happening though.

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Cena teases heel turns on purpose to rattle the smarks. This won't be happening :skull: 

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no bitch 

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30 minutes ago, StayFearlessk said:

Nikki and John being Edge and Lita

This.

If it's really the reality era & Nikki/John turns heel, I can see Brie coming back to team up with DB to face them. But DB probably can't wrestle now, & Tyson Kidd is still injured so he can't team up with Nattie either.

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3 minutes ago, Eva Flair said:

This.

If it's really the reality era & Nikki/John turns heel, I can see Brie coming back to team up with DB to face them. But DB probably can't wrestle now, & Tyson Kidd is still injured so he can't team up with Nattie either.

They would do wonders as a heel couple truly embracing everything people say about them.

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6 minutes ago, Eva Flair said:

This.

If it's really the reality era & Nikki/John turns heel, I can see Brie coming back to team up with DB to face them. But DB probably can't wrestle now, & Tyson Kidd is still injured so he can't team up with Nattie either.

Probably? He just can't n. 

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No. Nikki needs to win the title as a face.

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No thanks :coffee: Nikki needs to be on her own. Nikki improved and worked very hard for the past few years to establish her own identity, and earn the respect of the critics/fans. Pairing her with Cena will only give smarks the opportunity to chant disgusting stuff at her. I don't want her to get the Lita/Vickie Guerrero treatment :coffee:

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No sweaty, we already have Maryse and Miz. 

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The sad thing is Nikki probably would want this over a title run

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19 minutes ago, Travis Mendes said:

No sweaty, we already have Maryse and Miz. 

We can all be happy if we get a one off match at least. Nikki and Cena vs Maryse and Miz. Nikki and John finally get to team up. Maryse finally has another match. Plus Nikki and Maryse can finally put some stiff hands on each other. 

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It could be cute. I don't see it happening though...

They are too determined on making John Cena the babyface of the company.

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hmm.... after reading that essay, it ain't bad idea tbh

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They are never going to turn John Cena heel, no matter how much they tease it. He is just too valuable as the face of the company. 

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I don't think heel turns would be a good or realistic idea, but they need to make them an actual on-screen couple since they keep pulling the Cena card in all of Nikki's feuds anyways.

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In my dream world, I would be here for this. Shaking things up is what the two need right now with all of this new talent coming in. Plus I would be here for Cena's promos while Nikki is serving FACE the entire time with all of the hate both of them get, and the amount of thick skin they have from it.

But the reality is that Cena's focal fanbase that are the cash cows aren't that fully aware of kayfabe, so this could deeply affect the money coming in off of Cena. This wouldn't be a huge issue with Nikki, thankfully.

And, like @Travis Mendes said, there is already Maryse and Miz. How would they be any different from them, but knowing Smackdown, the writers would do much better at solving that issue than RAW's.

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They dont serve me edgy heel couple tbh but it would be nice for them, like a moment they can look back on.

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No.

 

Nikki already serves as a heel, we know that. Now I need to see her tear shit up (and get a reign) as a face. A reign where she defends her title herself and doesn't get majority dirty finishes. The last singles title match we've had with a clean defense was what, HIAC 15? Everything is going good right now. The write up is cute but it's not Smackdown Live that needs shaking up. :coffee:

 

Who would she be feuding with? Natalya is better as a heel and she's finally giving me flashbacks to '08 redhead, "Yeah Baby", "Mess with the best, you go down with the rest", Natalya, and that's what I've been needing from her for a minute. 

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lita and edge are shaking

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As Nikki would say, EW.

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Unneccesary, smackdown live writers are not magicians so they wouldnt differ much from the miz and maryse

Plus if vince wanted cena to be a heel then there were much better opportunities in the past so why now?

This would be the least beneficial to nikki since she would be overshadowed by a big star like cena

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11 hours ago, Laycoolism said:

pail in comparison

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