16-time World Champion John Cena is one of the most popular Superstars in WWE history. He was the face of the company for over a decade and he remained a babyface for the entire time.
John Cena was at the top of the company throughout the PG era and fans associated him with a squeaky clean character. Cena was never a villain in WWE, but that isn’t the case when it comes to his movies.
While speaking to Chris Van Vliet, John Cena talked about his upcoming Fast & Furious 9 film, which will be releasing this month. The leader of the Cenation stated that due to WWE being a PG show, fans were accustomed to seeing him with his “childish comedy.” Naturally, they were shocked to see him curse in R-rated films.
“What I do like about Fast is that it shows I am a human being like everyone else. I experience anger, sadness, bitterness, resentment. All those emotions like we all do. I’m given a form to display it, just like with Trainwreck. I’m always known for my childish comedy in WWE because it’s a PG show! Then if I’m put on an R-rated comedy, everyone is like ‘Woah! He actually cusses!’ Yeah of course, it’s an R-rated comedy. So it’s kind of being given a new set of tools and work with those tools.”
John Cena is currently expected to make his return to the company in July when live crowds make a comeback, a fact which Cena himself confirmed recently. We will have to see what the company has planned for him after he’s back.