Former WWE Champion John Cena recently spoke with Gorilla Position to promote his latest film, Bumblebee where he talked about various topics.
This includes how working with WWE Films made him have more patience than his work in the ring and the process of making the transition. Here is what he had to say:
“In the realm of like The Marine, 12 Rounds, the early movies that I did with WWE films – and I never look back on my experiences with regret, I look back on them to try to learn from them – I always thought I could make the process go faster because that’s the environment I was familiar with,” Cena said. “You have to understand, this is like 2004-2009, these are the prime years when things were catching fire, and the place I really wanted to be was on that canvas, man because that was where I felt most comfortable.
Cena continued by stating, “And I was still trying to learn and define who I was. Went through a character shift from the ruthless aggression guy, to the rap guy, to the non-rap guy, to the superman guy, like all that stuff happened in that time period so it was such a thriving environment because of the instant gratification. Then you get plopped in a set and you’re waiting 8 hours for a giant stunt, and you don’t understand the reason because I’m in the stunt business and I just want to fall down. But that’s not the way it works.”
H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcript