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WWE apparently considered bringing in SHOCKING name for John Cena feud

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A recent revelation from a WWE executive has left fans and pundits alike in a state of disbelief. The WWE, it seems, had once considered a shocking name for a feud with John Cena: the controversial figure, New Jack.

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The Infamous WWE Cena-Carlito Feud

The feud in question dates back to 2004, during Cena’s tussle with Carlito over the United States Championship.

This storyline saw Cena being ‘stabbed’ at a nightclub, a plot twist that temporarily removed him from television.

The assailant was later revealed to be Carlito’s bodyguard, Jesús. However, an alternative narrative had been discussed within the creative team, one that would have seen ECW legend New Jack as the perpetrator of the attack.

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New Jack: The Unforeseen Contender

Bruce Prichard, a current WWE executive, shed light on this surprising revelation during his Something to Wrestle podcast.

He explained that the idea of introducing ‘The Original Gangsta’ into WWE was indeed considered. However, New Jack’s reputation and unpredictability made the creative team hesitant.

The discussion never reached the point where someone was assigned to pitch the idea to Vince McMahon, WWE’s CEO.

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The Controversy of New Jack

New Jack’s potential involvement was not without its detractors. Paul Heyman, a prominent figure in the wrestling industry, warned the WWE about the possible controversy that could ensue.

He cautioned that while New Jack’s involvement might generate buzz, it might not be the kind of attention the WWE would want.

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