We have seen so many world stars move from wrestling to acting, maybe not the other way round. Wrestling has proven to be some kind of a training arena for people to take on roles of who they are not in real life.
It is a no-brainer that wrestlers often get an advantage in the theatre industry. Most times, due to their physique, they play muscular roles.
The likes of John Cena, Dwayne Johnson, Dave Bautista, and many more, have made names for themselves in Hollywood. They have also become people’s favorites in less than five active years as actors. Some movies have featured two wrestler-turn-actors and people have gotten to see another side of these stars.
However, for a long time, people have requested Cena, Bautista, and Johnson’s presence in a movie considering their excellence in role-playing and acting ranges. Surprisingly, Bautista does not seem to welcome the idea and Cena gave a wholesome response to Bautista’s comment regarding the masses’ request.
What did Bautista say about people’s requests? What’s his reason for how he reacted? How did Cena reply to him? Read on to find the perfect answers to these questions.
John Cena’s Wrestling and Acting Career
John Anthony Cena is an American actor and professional wrestler who was born on April 23, 1977, in WestBury, Massachusetts, United States. The current WWE signee is often regarded as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time.
He has the most World Championship Reigns alongside Ric Flair. He came into wrestling in 1999 and has been active ever since.
As an actor, he made his debut appearance in a WWE-produced movie in 2006 titled “The Marine.” His second appearance was also in a movie produced by WWE studios and it is titled “12 Rounds.”
After that, he co-starred in a few movies produced by the same network. Later in 2015, the professional wrestler appeared in comedy movies like “Sisters” and “Trainwreck.”
In 2019, he appeared in “Fast And Furious 9,” a Justin Lin movie, where he played the brother of Dominic Toretto, played by Vin Diesel. He has been on some other projects, which upon release, grossed over a million dollars within weeks.
A Little About Dave Bautista And His Achievements
Dave Bautista is a 52-year-old American actor and former professional wrestler. He had a long run in wrestling from 2002-2010, then had some active and inactive years before he finally left the industry.
He joined the WWE in 2002 and became the World Heavyweight Champion four times. He won the 2005 Royal Rumble and subsequently headlined Wrestlemania 21.
He has several accolades and awards to his name in the wrestling industry and is someone that is nearly difficult to forget among his generation of wrestlers. Outside his wrestling career, he began acting professionally in 2006.
He co-starred in numerous movies such as “The Man With The Iron Fists.” “Spectre,” and “Army Of The Dead.”
He has played versatile roles in other movies including the popular Avengers Series; “Infinity War’ and “Endgame.” In 2012, he signed a contract to fight in Mixed Martial Arts and he won his first game in that same year.
Bautista Doesn’t Want To Work With His WWE Colleague
Early this year, a post on Twitter, claiming that Cena and Johnson wanted to partner in an upcoming project, went viral. A fan of both stars happily quoted the tweet, saying that Bautista should be cast in the movie also.
Bautista saw this tweet and replied that he is not in for it. The reply sparked reactions from fans and Bautista had to clarify his statement. Bautista explained that he does not want to be part of a project alongside other WWE stars. His reason is that he wants his endeavors outside wrestling to receive the right props it deserves.
Cena was asked to say something concerning what Bautista said and he politely gave his reply. In his reply, he praised Bautista and commented on his hard work over the years.
He also said that Bautista is a dedicated person that wants to attribute his projects to his identity. He explained that there is no beef between him and the former professional wrestler and he appreciates his honesty about the idea of working together on the same project.
Cena And Bautista’s Upcoming Projects
Both stars have lots of projects coming up in subsequent years and fans are about to enjoy themselves in a grand style.
Cena was given lots of credits for his role in “The Suicide Squad” as Peacemaker. January 2022, we are expecting a spinoff television series from him.
Bautista is expected to star in the “Knives Out” sequel featuring Daniel Craig, “See Season 2,” and “Dune” with Jason Momoa. He will also be featuring in the next “Guardians Of The Galaxy” movie coming out in two years.
It’s amazing that WWE stars can smoothly transcend from pro-wrestling to acting, and still give fans jitters when they appear on the big screens. We love and support them.