John Cena is undoubtedly one of the best Superstars to have ever stepped foot inside a WWE ring. He is a 16-time World Champion and was the face of the company for well over a decade. He hasn’t appeared in WWE in well over a year due to his busy schedule in Hollywood.
John Cena began his acting career with 2006’s ‘The Marine,’ which had been produced by WWE Studios. All of John Cena’s works during the early years of his acting career were critically panned and didn’t do well commercially either.
His acting career only saw a proper breakthrough from 2015, with films such as Trainwreck, Sisters, Blockers and Bumblebee. While speaking to ShortList, John Cena talked about WWE prepared him for his acting career. Cena added that on top of acting, WWE also helped forge him into a different human being.
“Man, WWE has helped me be a human being. You know, WWE can be a very wonderful experience. It can also be very humbling. There is nothing to make you feel smaller than an entire arena singing ‘John Cena sucks’ at the top of their voice. I’ve been in front of crowds that have called me every name in the book and WWE refers to it as polarising,” he said. “But to be able to go out each and every night when the crowd is against you, you turn against them and you combat evil with evil.
I am forged as a different human being because of that experience. I’m comfortable taking big swings and risks. I’m comfortable failing in front of people, which is uncomfortable being present in that moment because I don’t know what is going to happen with the audience. All of these things you have to do to be a performer. So, yeah, not only has it helped me with my acting but WWE has also helped me with my life.”
John Cena is set to star in the 9th film of the highly popular film franchise, Fast & Furious and also in The Suicide Squad this year. On top of that, he expected to make his return to WWE next month when live crowds will be back for shows. Cena will forever remain indebted to WWE for all the company has given him.