WWE Superstar John Cena is “the man” in WWE. While the company is attempting to bring up someone new to take the mantle, for now Cena is the guy who helps keep the lights on. Without a doubt, Cena is literally the biggest star of the 2000s, outside those who drifted over from the Attitude Era. What brings interest to the table is what could happen with Cena once WWE does finally find a guy to take his spot at the top of the mountain.
Cena was against the idea of being heel only due to the idea that what he does outside the WWE has to be filled. He wanted someone to do that if he was a heel and couldn’t do it. This is quite understandable. On top of all of this, however, he still has interests that he wants to pursue away from WWE. This has caused some tension between Cena and WWE, causing problems that date all the way back .
Cena started his professional wrestling career in 1999 with (UPW), and won the UPW Heavyweight Championship the following year. Cena signed a developmental contract with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, later renamed to WWE) in 2001, debuting on the WWE main roster in 2002. From a generic character in 2002, Cena morphed into an arrogant and edgy rapper for the time period of 2002–2004, which earned him a huge stardom within the audience on . Cena later transitioned to his current character, which he describes as a " ". However, Cena has been labeled as the "most polarizing pro wrestler ever" as his character has many supporters and many detractors. In 2015, WWE credited Cena as being the "face of WWE" from 2004, while in 2012, described Cena as WWE's since 2005.