“He is one of the reasons I have a life..”: After Years of Rivalry, Dwayne Johnson Helped His Former Foe Get a Movie Role in Hollywood

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When it comes to the world of WWE, there are a lot of rivalries that the world has witnessed over the years. From Undertaker and Kane to CM Punk vs the entire WWE, there have been some bad-blood stories that have been immortalized in the minds of the fans who witnessed it firsthand. But one that everyone, new or old, remembers vividly, and that is the feud between Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and John Cena, which was so real that it became personal for both of them, later resolved during WrestleMania 29, with the rock emerging victorious.

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The Rock gives John Cena a smug grin, and the other retaliates in the same manner

It’s been a long while since then, and both the wrestlers lived to tell the tale. But most of the fans might not know that after all of it was said and done, Cena and Johnson both respect each other.

In an interview at Wales Comic-Con this year, John Cena revealed that after what went down with The Rock in the past, he’s grateful to Dwayne Johnson for giving him some of the best advice that helped his Hollywood career in the long run.


John Cena Is Eternally Grateful To Dwayne Johnson

During a panel at Wales Comic-Con, John Cena was in the midst of answering questions from the public about his entry into the film industry with a small part in a film called Trainwreck. Cena revealed that it was a tough job in which he had no prior experience in, thus, was very nervous. So, he thought that he would turn to someone who did make the same transition and ask them for some advice, and this was where Dwayne Johnson came in.

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He reveals that Dwayne Johnson was more than happy to help him out on his journey, even saying that he gave him some of the best advice that he had received in his life to start his new endeavor in the film industry. Cena said:


“He is one of the reasons I have a life outside the WWE. He gave me some of the best advice. I remember I got an audition for a small part in a movie called Trainwreck. There was a pretty thorough audition process, and I was very nervous. Because I’ve never been through that before, I was able to ask him, ‘Hey man, do you have any advice?’ He said, ‘They asked you there for a reason dude; just be yourself.’” He, in that one sentence, allowed me to calm down. Allowed me to be myself,”

Since that day, John Cena has come a long way in the industry with relentless intensity. Back in WWE, both John Cena and Dwayne Johnson have been some of the most decorated and desired superstars to date. Their rivalry turning into this mutual understanding and respect is heartwarming for everyone.

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What Are John Cena And Dwayne Johnson Doing Now?

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The Rock concluded John Cena as the Wrestlemania XXIX

Since his entry into the industry, John Cena has been on a roll. He has been the star of DC’s The Suicide Squad, starring as Peacemaker, along with his spinoff series of the same name. He was also the antagonist in 2021’s F9: The Fast Saga, starring as Dominic Toretto’s younger brother Jakob. He has also been making multiple appearances on TV.


Dwayne Johnson himself said that Cena was a hard worker, and he respects the hustle that he brings to the table. As he has donned his black suit to become Black Adam in DC’s film of the same name, it is only a matter of time before they both meet again on-screen.

It all goes to show that yesterday’s enemy can become tomorrow’s faithful ally.

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Peacemaker, now streaming on HBO Max.

Source: sportskeeda


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