The Rock and John Cena are the two franchise players of the WWE. The former one has been in charge of carrying the load back in the Attitude Era. Once he was Hollywood-bound, the latter one entered the scene to take over the duties.
Quite possibly, these two; Rock and Cena are the two biggest assets for the company.
In the course of 2012-13, we have seen the return of The Rock to the WWE with one goal in mind to face John Cena. This was a benchmark rivalry for the WWE Superstars where two icons collided in a stretched feud.
As a result, we received not one but two matches between them. Cena was put over by his predecessor in an expected fashion.
With so much bad blood between these two, it is hard to believe that they can co-exist whether in a WWE ring or in a movie set.
But, the second option is going to be a reality, as per the recent confirmations. Cena and Rock are gearing up to be a part of an upcoming movie.
— WWE (@WWE) May 1, 2018
It was reported by varity.com that John Cena grabbed a role in the upcoming movie, “The Janson Detective”. He is set to play the titular character in this film to be produced by The Rock.
In a joint venture, the Universal Pictures and Rock’s own production house, Seven Bucks Productions company will be presenting it.
Apart from this, The Brahma Bull himself gave the good news on his social media handle. He congratulated Cena to be a part of the project as well as threatened him in a style that only WWE superstars can give,
“Congrats man and I’m excited to go on this journey with you. Thank you for your commitment to the role and remember, as your producer if you screw up, I’m coming to set and droppin’ the People’s Elbow on ya. And you know first hand how devastating my elbow drops can be.”
Found my star! Been a long time coming and congrats to my good bud @JohnCena on landing the lead role for our film, THE JANSON DIRECTIVE. And if you screw up, I’m layin’ the smackdown on ya ??? Lets work hard and make a good one. @SevenBucksProd https://t.co/pfYKbBGHAa
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 30, 2018
Later, WWE.com also provided a congratulatory message to both of them.
There’s no denying that WWE will be benefitted in a huge way after these two announced to be part of the same project.
Here’s more about the film from the official website of the WWE,
“The Rock and John Cena are set to reunite in a different capacity than the WWE Universe might have expected — as producer and star of the upcoming thriller, “The Janson Directive.” Based on a novel from Jason Bourne creator Robert Ludlum, the film has been on The Great One’s radar for some time, and the legendary WWE Champion broke the news on Instagram that his old rival Cena had been cast as the movie’s leading man.”
— John Cena (@JohnCena) April 30, 2018
The Rock is nowhere near to make a return to the WWE due to his packed schedule in the Hollywood.
On the other hand, John Cena is busy promoting his upcoming project, BumbleBee. This is the next installment of the Transformers franchise.
So, he is not likely to make an appearance in the WWE in near future.
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