Plenty of fans have been begging for John Cena to turn heel for years now, but WWE has never pulled the trigger on a heel turn. Believe it or not, Vince McMahon did apparently consider turning WWE’s top babyface to the dark side at one point. Former WWE writer Kevin Eck recently appeared on The Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast and revealed that Vince was planning on having Cena feud against Sheamus as a heel several years back. However, Cena landed a merchandising deal with Kmart, and because of this, the heel turn never came to fruition. Even with Cena’s part time schedule nowadays, it seems like a heel turn may never come.
Raw Superstar Big Cass received a solid push earlier this year after he turned on his former tag team partner Enzo Amore. He went on to defeat Enzo and The Big Show multiple times before an injury forced him to take a break from the ring. Cass appeared on Booker T’s Heated Conversations podcast and provided an update on the status of his injury. Cass said, “I’m doing good. Just in the process of recovering right now from an ACL injury. Kind of just have a lot of time to myself but I’m doing really good and I’m on schedule to come back when the doctor’s think I’ll be back. So, I’m just rehabbing every day and trying to get back as soon as possible.” Big Cass has been out since August due to an ACL tear that he suffered on Raw. He is expected to return within 9 months, which would mean that he should be back in the ring by 2018.
Jimmy Jacobs was controversially released from his position as a writer for WWE a few weeks ago. Jacobs’ release was said to be due to a multitude of reasons, but after he posed for a photo with the Bullet Club during their ‘invasion’ of Raw from a few months ago, that was supposedly when the company decided to let him go. Jimmy Jacobs recently commented on his WWE departure on social media and he let fans know that he does not hold anything against WWE and he thanked the company for giving him the chance to write for them for over two years. He also revealed that he intends to begin performing on the independent circuit once more.
For the record, I have zero bitter feelings towards WWE. I had a great two and a half years there. But now I’m very excited to perform again
— jimmyjacobs.net (@JimmyJacobsX) October 22, 2017