Last night, the WWE Network presented the newest episode of Dinner For 3 and it was highly anticipated because it was the first time that Jim Cornette and Eric Bischoff ever spoke to each other publically. A lot of great information was shared in the short 19-minute episode, but WWE Hall of Fame star Michael P.S. Hayes had some interesting things to say about John Cena and Roman Reigns.
According to Hayes, who has been working as a booker backstage for the WWE since his retirement, WWE officials have always wanted to turn John Cena heel. Hayes compared the reaction that Cena gets to the one that Roman Reigns is getting now. He then finished by saying that his idea for a dream match is to pit John Cena against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania.
When talking about the two wrestlers, Michael Hayes mentioned how popular John Cena was on SmackDown during the first brand split. However, when Cena was re-drafted to Monday Night Raw, he got a lot of boos, and the fans did not accept him as well as they did on SmackDown.
As Hayes said, kids and females are the ones who mostly boo wrestlers like John Cena and Roman Reigns while the males in the audience are the ones who boo them – loudly. For years, Hayes said WWE officials wanted to turn John Cena heel, but it never happened.
Michael Hayes also said that was probably for the better because no one has been on top of the WWE for as long as John Cena, especially without changing who he is. That might not be the case for Roman Reigns.
While John Cena was never turned heel, Michael Hayes knows about the backstage discussions and debates. Eric Bischoff said that his dream was to see Roman Reigns turn bad and embrace his inner heel. Bischoff said that Reigns could be a huge star if he turned heel. Bischoff also said that Roman Reigns was walking the edge of the heel turn and in the background, Hayes just smiled and nodded.
While it might be reading too much into it, Michael Hayes does work behind the scenes in the WWE and knows what the plans for the company and the wrestlers are. Roman Reigns has been teasing a heel turn for a while now in his actions and attitude towards fans and other wrestlers.
Michael Hayes said he would love to see John Cena and Roman Reigns battle. When Reigns took on The Undertaker at WrestleMania 33, almost everyone was cheering The Undertaker because he is a true beloved legend. Meanwhile, John Cena and Nikki Bella were wrestling the heel tandem of The Miz and Maryse and many WWE fans were cheering the heels against Cena.
Seeing John Cena and Roman Reigns battle would be interesting. Kids and female fans love both wrestlers, and it is mostly the loud male fans who boo them. It would be interesting to see which side WWE fans would choose in a Roman Reigns vs. John Cena match.
Jim Cornette had a different idea for a dream match, and it might partially come true in July at Great Balls of Fire. Cornette said that his dream match would be to see Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe in a submission match. If Samoa Joe wins at Extreme Rules on Sunday, he will face Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship, but it won’t be a submission match.
Outside of John Cena, Roman Reigns, and dream matches, this episode of Dinner for 3 also included the three men completely burying former WWE and WCW booker Vince Russo. Cornette has never hidden the fact that he hates Russo more than anyone in wrestling and Bischoff isn’t far behind.
Humorously, after the episode ended, Vince Russo took to Twitter to accuse the WWE of stealing all his ideas and then burying him on their WWE Network show.
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