John Cena has accomplished plenty in his illustrious wrestling career, but now his likeness has been used for an entirely different purpose.
At the UK-based TNT Extreme Wrestling over the weekend, performers took part in a deathmatch tournament. In addition to light tubes, a guitar, and barbed wire, the wrestlers found a stuffed plush John Cena figure in the ring, and the figure was hilariously used to inflict damage during the bout.
Independent wrestler Cole Radrick, who was one of the participants of the bout, shared footage of the spot on social media, showing him delivering a five knuckle shuffle with the assistance of the stuffed Cena.
Super Hardcore Moment from @TNTExtremeWres DOA deathmatch tournament w/ a stuffed @JohnCena plushie pic.twitter.com/WGAI1QHbOP
— ol’ raddy daddy (@ColeRadrick) March 6, 2023
John Cena Is Returning To WWE Raw
The real-life John Cena is set to make his return to WWE on the March 6th episode of Monday Night Raw. The Hollywood superstar was last seen on the December 30th episode of SmackDown, teaming with Kevin Owens to hand a defeat to the team of Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn.
Although it is unclear what Cena will be doing on the show, he has already proved to be a hit at the box office. It was recently noted that WWE has sold a further 2000 tickets for the show since it was confirmed that Cena would be appearing. This comes after he boosted both ticket sales and television ratings upon returning to SmackDown in December.
It had been reported that Cena might be unable to appear for WWE ahead of WrestleMania due to his hectic filming schedule. However, the man himself has now taken a second to hit back at those suggestions.
In a post on social media just hours ahead of his return, Cena said that contrary to what some “experts” might claim, it’s never impossible for him to make time for family and loved ones.
“Wrapped #RickyStanicky early Saturday! Excited for first day on set of #GrandDeathLotto 2day! Then..BOSTON @WWE #RAW 2nite! “Experts” said it was impossible for me 2 appear on the road to #WrestleMania Guess they C ME. It’s never impossible 2 make time 4 family & loved 1s”
It is expected that Cena will be furthering his storyline with Austin Theory ahead of an eventual WrestleMania clash between the two, and Theory has promised to give Cena a “warm welcome” ahead of his return.
Also announced for the March 6th episode of Raw is a face to face confrontation between Seth Rollins and Logan Paul.