WWE superstar John Cena is one of the busiest men in Hollywood, but he took time to catch up with “Extra’s” Renee Bargh before hosting the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards this Saturday.
Cena wants to take his girlfriend, wrestler Nikki Bella, as his date to the award show. “I hope so; she is working harder than I am. You say I am the busiest person, she truly is.”
Despite their schedules, the busy couple always makes time for one another. He shared, “It sometimes comes down to the unromantic fact of scheduling time for each other, which — for lack of a better word — sucks, but when we have that time with each other, it’s truly incredible. I love her to death and I look forward to the next time I see her… Certainly, we talk and text a lot, but she has gotten me into FaceTime and we FaceTime every day.”
John is also making a return to the big screen in “The Wall,” which is about an American sharpshooter trapped in a standoff with an Iraqi sniper. “It really is a very suspenseful film,” he teased. “You’ll be on the edge of your seat.”
And everyone is on the edge of their seats in anticipation of the TV adaption of James Corden’s famous “Carpool Karaoke” segments — including John! He said, “I got to do it with Shaquille O’Neal. Myself and Shaquille really bring karaoke back to its roots.”
While playing a game on the Nintendo Switch at a secret pop-up outside L.A., Cena pointed out that he is not afraid to use the slime at the KCAs! “It’s gonna be great, just because in WWE so much of our audience is kids and families, and to be able to do an event like the KCAs… There’s gonna be a lot of slime if you show up.”
We’re a culture obsessed with power couples: Jay-Z & Beyoncé, J-Lo & A-Rod, JT & Jessica Biel.
So, when John Cena & Nikki Bella square off against The Miz & Maryse at WrestleMania 33, we will not only be seeing two couples of this variety collide, but also witnessing a knockdown, drag-out, awesome (no pun) melee with a ton of personal pride on the line for both sides, as they attempt to find out who SmackDown LIVE’s “it” couple truly is.
For years, Cena & Nikki did not acknowledge their relationship within WWE arenas. Total Divas or Total Bellas was one thing, SmackDown LIVE was another. However, after two-time Divas Champion Maryse brutally assaulted Nikki with a lead pipe, and Miz and Cena eliminated each other from the WWE Championship No. 1 Contender’s Battle Royal, the rules suddenly changed.
With these two conflicts merging, all four Superstars began to rip one another to shreds on the microphone. The Cenation Leader was a guest on “Miz TV” — the perfect time and place to badmouth The A-Lister. Miz followed with an appearance on Talking Smack, which proved to be an excellent opportunity for him to tell the WWE Universe why he believed Cena is a “robot” whose relationship is manufactured for the benefit of reality TV cameras. Fearless Nikki told Maryse to keep her hands off her man; Maryse retorted by calling Nikki Bella a fraud.
In between the smack-talk and these tumultuous physical exchanges, a massive WrestleMania match has been made. Can Cena & Nikki shut up Miz & Maryse once and for all? Or, will The Miz repeat his performance from WrestleMania XXVII, where he retained the WWE Championship over Cena, and push him and his bride to victory?
Find out when these iconic couples square off at WrestleMania, live on the award-winning WWE Network on April 2.
Following their vicious attack on John Cena and Nikki Bella, which consisted of a physical assault on SmackDown LIVE and a verbal tongue-lashing on WWE Talking Smack last week, The Miz and Maryse doubled down on the verbal portion on this very special edition of “Miz TV.” Maryse suggested that Nikki coerced her out of the first season of Total Divas, but Cena and Nikki soon crashed the party as Miz & Maryse got out of dodge.
Fearless Nikki took the microphone to retort with a fiery message, suggesting that she and Maryse throw down in a match right now. Miz declined the match for his wife, stating that she has nothing to prove. However, a quite irritated-with-Miz Daniel Bryan emerged to make an even bigger match — John Cena & Nikki Bella vs. The Miz & Maryse at WrestleMania! Cena & Nikki look thrilled; Miz & Maryse … not so much.
Early on a cold and wet Monday morning, John Cena took a break out his busy schedule to speak at SXSW, taking on the role of a multi-faceted motivational speaker rather than just a simple WWE superstar.
Hosted by Katie Nolan of Fox Sports, the talk lasted an hour, and touched on everything from Cena’s career with the WWE to his personal tools for success, such as giving back through charitable acts and the importance of taking on as much as possible.
Cena recalled how he packed up everything, moving from the New England area to Venice, California after his college graduation.
“I took a flight, landed with two army duffel bags and $500,” Cena said. “It wasn’t even a quest to become a WWE superstar, it was to prove my dad wrong.”
After finding success working at Gold’s Gym in Venice and receiving an opportunity to debut with WWE, Cena struggled to establish his on-screen character but took it as a learning opportunity if he ever had another chance.
“What a lot of young people don’t understand is that you have to be humble,” Cena said. “Be humble enough to know when you miss… know what it’s your fault.”
The days of Gold’s Gym far behind, Cena has since become the biggest name of his generation in the industry. However, instead of staying focused on one niche Cena has used his fame to explore everything he loves in entertainment, including talk shows, hosting and advertisement.
For Cena, nothing else he dabbles in compare to his participation with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Cena has completed over 500 wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. When he initially joined the WWE, Cena didn’t know of the organization or its mission, but after completing his first wish, he says he can’t get enough of it.
“I have so many thing I want to do in life,” Cena said. “But for kids in that situation to say that the one thing they really want to do is hang out with John Cena – that has weight to it.”
Ending his talk with advice on everything from social activism to regrets in his career and what gets under his skin, Cena left the audience not only surprised with his varied accomplishments, but motivated to make the most of every day.