Update On John Cena’s Return
John Cena is currently away from WWE filming Daddy’s Home 2 and The Pact, while also promoting The Wall. Clearly a busy guy as he expands his reach in Hollywood, Cena has been away since WrestleMania 33. However, we do finally have an upcoming date that he is being advertised for.
Cena is being advertised locally for the July 4 edition of SmackDown Live in Phoenix. We aren’t sure of the nature of this appearance yet, though the novelty of the show occuring on Independence Day in the United States may have something to do with his return. John isn’t expected back full time for another run with the company until SummerSlam time in August. He was even removed from the SummerSlam advertising at one point, so appearing on that show isn’t even a lock at this point.
We noted yesterday that Cena also recently talked about his interest in starring as Vince McMahon in the possible upcoming biopic on Mr. McMahon’s life.
Steve Austin Talks Working Full Time With WWE
Steve Austin recently appeared on former ring announcer Lillian Garcia’s AfterBuzz TV show, Making Their Way To The Ring. He addressed an abundance of topics, including why he doesn’t want to make a full time return to WWE. Below are some highlights.
Austin on working full time with WWE:
“I don’t like to travel anymore Lilian. It’s like when I was still in the WWE and my days before that because I give or take have been in the business thirteen or fourteen years until my neck crapped out and I got out of the business, I loved being on the road back in the day you know you’re a road warrior, you’re addicted to the road, then all of a sudden you’re out there and you’ve been on the road for ten, fourteen whatever more days and you’re thinking God dang man I really want to go home, and then you get home and you’re there for about a day and a half you’re like man I’m ready to get back on the road, so I mean it’s in your blood. But once you get out of the business—and it took me three years to get over getting out of the business, and I won’t tell that story because I told that story so many times, but my point is, you know when you’re in the business of being on the road with the WWE you’re a road warrior and that’s what you do, that’s your life, and you love it, and I’m very passionate about the business, it’s what I wanted to do with my life, it’s the only thing I wanted to do. I didn’t want to come out here and get into acting, I did it because I had to get out of the business of pro-wrestling but my point is when you turn back into what I call civilian mode, you know, you kind of lose all that interest in traveling.”
Austin on getting out of acting:
“All the stuff that I’m doing now is like passion projects like Broken Skull Challenge I love that show and acting I don’t really care about acting…no because you just, the memorization process, I mean for me to be you know on set you know and going through the paces, and hitting your marks, and doing another take, doing another take, and then someone else’s coverage, I’ve probably done ten to twelve movies and it was fine while we were doing them. You know being on the set is not fun for me, and don’t get me wrong if the right gig came along I would consider doing it I don’t mean to sound like a jerk, but people always think just because you came out of wrestling and you did a few movies like oh man you need to do more movies, well it depends on you know, I don’t really want to do more movies you know, but people always think this is what you should do. What I should do is what I’m doing.”
You can check out the rest of Steve’s interview below. He also talks about the Attitude Era roster, walking out of WWE in 2002, missing the spontaneity in wrestling, Eric Bischoff firing him, and much more.
Alexa Bliss On UpUpDownDown
Alexa Bliss appeared this week on Xavier Wood’s UpUpDownDown YouTube show, thanks to popular demand. On the show, she talks about video gaming (obviously), her love for Panic At The Disco!, The Lonely Island, and *NSYNC. You can check out the episode below.