John Cena Shares the Real Reason He Returns to WWE Amid Busy Hollywood Schedules

Published 01/13/2022, 9:00 AM EST
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)


WWE these days isn’t drawing the same amount of ratings that it used to during the peak of the Attitude Era and the Ruthless Aggression Era. However, 16-time world champion John Cena looks at the current WWE product a bit differently than us.

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Cena has now fully committed himself to Hollywood and has already produced some of his greatest hits in such a short time. However, being busy with his movie schedule didn’t stop him from noticing the current status of WWE.

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The Peacemaker actor returned to the company at the Money in the Bank PPV to face the reigning WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Even though ‘Big Match Cena’ couldn’t beat Reigns at SummerSlam, he confessed his true motives to come back inside the squared circle.

It’s the storytelling that attracts John Cena

Speaking on ‘The Pat McAfee Show‘, the former WWE champion confessed that the reason he returned to WWE last year was not because of the dropping numbers.

It was because WWE was doing a tremendous job in telling the story of the heel Roman Reigns and how Cena looked at it as an opportunity to display his storytelling skills.

“What brings me back to WWE isn’t the falling down. It isn’t the improvement of physical skill. It’s the storytelling. I like being able to tell a story with Roman Reigns. ‘I don’t think he’s a worthy champion’ and for people to buy into that.”

Cena also thanked his Hollywood acting skills and confessed that because of his acting, he was able to tap into the personality and put up incredible promos.

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“And acting is literally just being able to change characters whenever you want. And tell a new story. I found that pretty intriguing,” he confessed.

Now that Cena is off WWE, the crowd is still wondering when will ‘The Champ’ come back again.

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There has been no official statement from Cena regarding his WWE comeback, but it looks like the former WWE champion will be back to have one last run with the company that made him a star.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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