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John Cena on Variety’s Playback Podcast

John Cena appeared on Variety’s Playback podcast this week to promote “The Wall” being released in theaters this week. You can check out the full interview at this link. Cena talked about getting into acting years ago with WWE Studios movies The Marine and 12 Rounds. He admitted he was just going through the motions at the time. Cena said:

“Those were projects I was kind of told to do and begrudgingly did them. I don’t have any regrets about them, but I just learned a lot about what I don’t want to be involved with and getting involved with something you’re passionate about, and that’s been the key to sustainability to me.”

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Fox News Interview With John Cena

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FOX News recently interviewed John Cena, who was promoting his new movie, The Wall. Below are some highlights:

If he was worried about Nikki Bella’s response to his proposal at WrestleMania:

“That was the most nervous I have ever been in my entire life and not only was I worried about her response but I was worried about the reaction of the 75,000 people of the Camping World Stadium. I didn’t know that they would react in such a positive way, and I’m forever indebted to our fans for being able to allow me to celebrate the greatest moment of my life.”

If he really thought fans would boo:

“If you watch WWE programming, sometimes they like me, sometimes they don’t. Our audience has an interesting way of letting you know how they feel. When you are genuine, you take a genuine risk.”

If he sees himself retiring from wrestling:

“As far as the performance level it’s definitely a business for the young and I am on the older side of young but I don’t think I’ll ever not be involved with the WWE. They will have to tell me that they no longer need my services because it is my home.”

Cena also discussed wedding plans being made, what he is in charge of with the wedding planning, his new movie The Wall and more. You can read the full interview by clicking here.

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Metro US Interview With John Cena

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Metro recently interviewed John Cena, who was promoting his new movie, The Wall. Below are a couple of highlights from the interview:

You have been quietly creeping back into movies, taking small roles here and in “Trainwreck” and “Daddy’s Home,” plus a leading role in the forthcoming “The Pact.” You have said you’re trying to wrestle less, act more.
“I would do both at the same time, but the movie guys are a little weird with their insurance. They don’t want me to go smashing my face up. [Laughs] I’m excited for all the opportunities outside the WWE ring, only because it raises awareness of the WWE. I take great pride in my profession, but I’m very aware of the perception of it. I think a lot of people think we are just what we are, and that’s it. There’s nothing wrong with that. But there are plenty of talented people who travel with the WWE and produce wonderful entertainment every week. We do live sports entertainment, and it’s like no other. To be able to do stuff like this outside of the norm and for people to say, ‘Wow, that’s pretty good,’ that bodes well for getting more eyes on the ring.”

I get the sense that people are respecting wrestling more and more these days.

“More and more. And a lot of our methods of entertainment are being adopted by both mainstream sports and mainstream entertainment. If you look at how ESPN has shifted its content, the way shows feature a lot of argumentative debate rather than informative sports reporting, then sports borrows a lot from the WWE. I’m very happy to see it, and I think that’s what leading to more understanding of what we do and respecting it.”

Cena also discussed his role being small in The Wall and more. You can read the full interview by clicking here.

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John Cena and Nikki Bella dazzle at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards

The newly engaged John Cena and Nikki Bella were front and center at last week’s 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards and social media was abuzz. The Cenation Leader and The Fearless Superstar were as dapper and dazzling as always, brushing shoulders with the likes of “Logan” star Hugh Jackman. Cena presented the Next Generation award with his “The Wall” co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson.