John Cena Says He Wants To Join The Rock In The Fast And Furious Movies

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John Cena is probably the second biggest movie star to come out of the world of professional wrestling. It turns out, he wants to join the biggest movie star to come out of wrestling, in the franchise that helped make that happen. Recently, the multi-time WWE champion admitted that he would love the chance to join the Fast and Furious franchise and co-star opposite The Rock. According to Cena...

That stuff is beyond my control, but I would absolutely love that opportunity. That, for me, would be a dream. I'm never really like, 'Oh, I'd like to work with this person,' but I just think between our chemistry in the live performance setting, there's something certainly there with The Rock. So that would be my one name on the wish list.

After starring in a series of fairly generic action movies produced by WWE Studios, John Cena has begun to make a bigger name for himself in Hollywood by branching out into comedy and even animation. However, Cena tells Entertainment Weekly that, if he could make a dream come true, he would try to recreate what he and The Rock had in the ring on the big screen.

John Cena versus The Rock was the main event for a pair of Wrestlemanias in 2012 and 2013. Cena is absolutely right that the two of them had great chemistry in a live performance setting. The scripted rivalry became so heated that the word is that it began to bleed over into reality, making the two less than friendly with each other outside the ring. Clearly, John Cena has put that behind him as he'd love to perform with Dwayne Johnson again. Who knows how Johnson feels about the idea, but if he's equally interested, such a thing could eventually happen.

There are likely a few chances for John Cena to join the Fast and Furious franchise in the coming years. There are at least two more entries in the main franchise currently scheduled. In addition, Dwayne Johnson is starring with Jason Statham in a spinoff entry, that will hit next year.

Considering that John Cena and The Rock worked so well together when they were on opposite sides, perhaps Cena could play the villain in one of those films. The bad guy is a role that Cena hasn't played in WWE in years, so it might be just novel enough to be interesting.

In those two Wrestlemania matches, John Cena and The Rock got one win apiece, so I figure they need a third match to see who's the true champ. If it won't happen in a WWE ring, perhaps it could happen in a Fast and Furious fight scene.

Dirk Libbey
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CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.