Former WWE Champion, John Cena, has categorically ruled out an appearance at WrestleMania 37 on April 10 and April 11 thanks to commitments filming Peacemaker.
On January 22, 2021, it was reported that the leader of the Cenation was ‘as good as a lock’ for the first WrestleMania event in front of fans for two fans. The news came hot on the heels that ‘The Grandest Stage of Them All’ would take place in Dallas, Texas, in 2022 and Los Angeles, California, in 2023.
However, the man himself has shot down any hopes and rumours that he will be appearing at the event at Raymond James Stadium in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, stating that there was no logistical way he could be present thanks to filming his new television series, Peacemaker:
“Currently, I’m in Vancouver, shooting Peacemaker, the series for HBO Max. Given the quarantine regulations, if I were to leave Canada, upon return I would have to quarantine for another two weeks. Essentially, that would shut production down. Strictly based on the letter of the law right now, there is no logistical way I can be there. We film now until July.”
Peacemaker is a spin-off from Cena’s appearance in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie where he will play the character of the same name. The show is set to air on HBO Max later in 2021.
John Cena will be seen next at the upcoming Super Bowl on February 7, appearing in an advert for Mountain Dew and the drink’s newest flavour, Major Melon. The advert is expected to announce a competition in which it award $1 million to correctly tweet the exact number of bottles in the advert.
The last time we saw John Cena on WWE television was at WrestleMania 36, when he lost clean in the middle of the ring to ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt in an entertaining Firefly Funhouse Match.
Credit for the interview and transcription: Sports Illustrated