A few days ago, John Cena apologized to The Rock for their rivalry in 2012. The leader of the “Cenation” accused his opponent of spending his time in Hollywood rather than in the ring. Except that over the years, Cena has finally taken the same path as Dwayne Johnson and he obviously feels guilty for talking to him that way.
In a new interview with The Gorilla Position, he explains that he finds himself in the same situation as The Rock in 2012. John Cena is currently promoting the feature film “Bumblebee” and does not spend much time on the WWE side. Now, he even considers himself a part-timer.
“I’m sorry and I was wrong. That’s the best thing I can do. I think my gripes were legitimate inside the WWE Universe. The WWE Universe is so dedicated and so fanatical that they’re giving me the same comments that I gave Dwayne Johnson because every Monday and now moving to Friday when they turn on the TV that’s their lives. That’s the thing that they follow the most and I’m not there anymore. I’m here promoting Bumblebee. They’re gonna watch Bumblebee, but they’ll go to the movie theaters once, twice, or whatever. It’s every Monday and if you’re not there every Monday, as a viewer, especially if I’ve been with you guys 15 years, you feel offended. Especially because before I was like, ‘Hey man, where’d you go?’ This is a very tough balancing act and when I called out Dwayne, I called him out because of ignorance. I called him out as someone that had tunnel vision in WWE and didn’t understand the process that when you make a movie, you are not allowed to do anything else because if you ruin this – if Seth Rollins splits my nose open over here – I can’t film the movie and there are hundreds of other people whose financial well being depends on whether I show up to work in one piece. If I stop production, that could shut production down. That costs the movie money. It hampers the success of the movie, so once again I was foolish, selfish, and ignorant, but it made for awesome TV, so at least we’ve had that. It’s a conversation I’ve had with Dwayne multiple times and something I’m super comfortable telling any interviewer. I was ignorant. I was wrong and I’m sorry.”
John Cena was also asked about Total Divas. The wrestler/actor explained that he did not regret having participated in the reality program.
“I don’t have a single regret in my life and I think regret comes from situations we can’t learn from. I learn from every single situation and I think once again I lean back on WWE because we tell stories sometimes that are real close to the vest and you are truly emotionally invested in all this. I’ve been on such a crazy ride and had to confront a lot of my own flaws, my own weaknesses, my own personality. I don’t regret a single thing, man, not one thing.”
Cena is scheduled for several WWE shows between Dec. 26 and Jan. 14. However, he will not come back full time since he will return quickly to the cinema.