John Cena is Grateful to The Fans For The Early Success of His Latest Movie Fast and Furious 9

Published 05/24/2021, 7:15 AM CDT
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 21: John Cena speaks to the media during a press conference prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)


For the past couple of years, WWE icon John Cena has slowly distanced himself from the squared circle. Instead, he is focusing on his career in mainstream entertainment.

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Recently, in his Hollywood journey, John Cena had a huge success. Not only did he bag a prominent role in the Fast and Furious franchise, but the movie also became number one in the world during its international release.

The ninth main installment has released overseas in several countries, including China, Russia, and South Korea. F9 would release on June 25 in the United States. Cena retweeted a video of the cast as he wrote, Thank you for all the love, and support of a project we all care about so much!”

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He, along with other cast members, thanked the fans. Cena said in the video, “We’re so honoured that you are the first people in the world to experience our movie.”

Cena plays the role of Jakob Toretto, the younger brother of the main protagonists Dominic and Mia. Jakob is a high-performance driver, as well as a master thief and assassin. Cena’s character is the antagonist of the movie.

The movie is the sequel to The Fate of the Furious (2017). The producers originally planned a 2019 release but postponed it after the pandemic.

John Cena described what it is like to branch out of WWE

After being the face of the promotion for a long time, Cena finally went out of WWE. Apart from F9, Suicide Squad, and other movies, Cena is also the host of the rebooted “Wipe-Out” on TBS.

To know a lot of people are entertained by it, it gives you the sense of satisfaction like going out to a WWE ring and having a good match,” John Cena described the success of the show to Bleacher Report. “Whether it’s on television or non-televised or a large amount like at WrestleMania, just to know that the audience that watched were entertained, that’s a good plus.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – April 1: John Cena looks on before his match against Dwayne ”The Rock” Johnson during WrestleMania XXVIII at Sun Life Stadium on April 1, 2012, in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)

He is happy with the transition to mainstream entertainment from sports entertainment, and he is happy with the current WWE product. Cena is happy that WWE is doing amazing without him.

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“I want to be where I am and doing what I am, that’s why I made that choice,” Cena said. “I think it’s really special, and we all think they’re never going to go on without us. That’s not true. It’s more reassuring to me to not only see that WWE has a life after me, which is inevitable for sure, but that the life is thriving.”

His last match was in WrestleMania 36, where he lost and disappeared after the attack of The Fiend. Since then, Cena had ceased to appear on WWE programming.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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