John Cena is appearing in one blockbuster after another and racking in millions of dollars in the process. He also left millions of fans behind in WWE, but he used that company as quite a springboard into a larger career in entertainment.
While speaking to the Kurt Angle Show, Randy Orton spoke about John Cena branching out into Hollywood. That doesn’t seem to be Orton’s direction at all. He then said that John Cena used WWE as a jumping board to make it in Hollywood just like Batista did before him.
“I see them branching off and doing other things or making sure they have something lined up for when they can’t wrestle anymore. I kind of see myself being WWE for life. I don’t know why I’d go anywhere else, who knows what the future holds. Although I love movies, I love sending in auditions almost monthly, I don’t think acting is my passion, I’m not trying to move to Hollywood or move to New York and be a full time actor.”
“The way Cena did it, the way Batista did it is they used WWE as a jumping board to go into Hollywood. I think I’m happy with my place in the WWE right now, the money’s good, the talents good, the locker room is great, I have a good relationship with all the people in charge and I don’t see why I’d change that. I only see all of those different variables getting better over the coming years.”
John Cena is set to appear in Fast 9, slated for a June 25th, 2021 release. Saudi Arabia is getting the film on May 20th.
WWE gives their Superstars a large spotlight and sometimes over avenues of entertainment are attracted to those larger-than-life figures. Sasha Banks’ recent appearance in the Mandalorian could have also opened the door for her to dip her toes into a larger fan base outside of WWE.
Cena will continue in Hollywood, but he’s not ruling out a WWE return. He is certainly semi-retired at this point. It has been well over a year since he was in action. He also contributed a ton to WWE over the past decade, but he hates the idea that he carried the company on his back.
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