John Cena is the biggest box office attraction in professional wrestling, and he is just starting to make a dent in the entertainment world. Cena has already filmed two seasons of American Grit for NBC, guest hosted the iconic Saturday Night Live show in December, and is now a spokesman for the global brand of Nintendo.
The sixteen-time WWE world champion is appointment viewing whenever he appears on WWE programming, but all is not perfect for Cena. His sixteenth title reign, for instance, only lasted two weeks.
“To rebut the two-week, 16th title reign, if I’m correct, Ric Flair’s 16th title reign was only 24 hours,” said Cena, who believed his reign was momentous despite only fourteen days as champ. “They can’t all be these massive statements in the annals of history.”
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Former WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia recently had an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit and answered several very interesting questions, including how John Cena is when the cameras are off:
“…when he’s out there – the big, and animated, just bigger than life persona… backstage, he’s quiet and humble and it’s different. Yea, it’s a different persona.Kind of the same with Roman Reigns, very quiet and humble. I’ve noticed that with a lot of guys. They definitely know how to turn on the entertainer switch.”
This Tuesday at 8/7 C on SmackDown LIVE, John Cena is scheduled to be a guest on “Miz TV.” Although there is already a long-standing history between the two Superstars, this appearance in particular has the potential to turn extremely volatile. In addition to the animosity that has already built up from when the two battled as part of the WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Match several weeks ago, this past week on the blue brand, Cena eliminated The Miz from the 10-Man WWE Title No. 1 Contender’s Battle Royal. The A-Lister then snuck back in the ring and returned the favor by eliminating The Leader of the Cenation.
Even their significant others have gotten into the controversy as, on the same night, Miz’s wife Maryse attacked Nikki Bella with pipe during the Fearless Superstar’s Falls Count Anywhere Match against Natalya.
As Cena prepares to step into “The Most Must-See Talk Show in WWE History,” it would be easy for him to take the situation lightly. After all, SmackDown LIVE’s General Manager Daniel Bryan has made several comments that suggest Miz is afraid to get hit. Moreover, Miz likes to talk, a quality that can sometimes be perceived at less than to those perceived as “men of action.” As a man who has built his career on never backing away from any confrontation, Cena would certainly be counted in the latter category.
Nevertheless, the 16-time World Champion should take any threat from The Miz seriously, and here’s why …
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Ever dreamed of challenging John Cena? Well, a few lucky gamers will get to do just that when the 16-time World Champion teams with Nintendo to help launch the highly-anticipated Nintendo Switch console. In an effort to showcase the console’s capabilities, Nintendo is hosting special experiences in living room settings at some unusual locations with Cena as special guest.
The first pop-up Nintendo Switch experience took place Feb. 23 at the Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in Santa Clarita, Calif., where Cena showed what the Nintendo Switch can do and featured some of the games.
The Nintendo Switch launches worldwide on March 3.
It has already been a year of milestones for John Cena. In addition to winning the WWE Championship at Royal Rumble and becoming a 16-time World Champion – tying the record of two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair – The Cenation Leader and will be featured on the cover of Muscle & Fitness magazine for the fourth time.
Exclusive features inside the March 2017 issue highlight Cena’s new workout routine, as well as his secrets to staying in shape and maintaining the physical demands of being a WWE Superstar and one of Hollywood’s hottest rising stars.
Though he lost the WWE Title at Elimination Chamber, Cena’s busy year continues beyond Muscle & Fitness and WrestleMania; in May, he co-stars with Aaron Taylor-Johnson in “The Wall,” and he is slated to host he the upcoming second season of FOX’s hit reality series “American Grit.”
The March issue of Muscle & Fitness featuring John Cena is available on newsstands next Monday, Feb. 27.