The 6-1 Cena competed in the ABC contest “Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race” in 2007 where he finished third.
Is that something Cena could do full time, racing cars, if not competing in WWE?
“I’ve seen all those guys. I have a few friends in NASCAR,” he said. “They’re all just a lot smaller, so I’d have to drop a lot of weight. It’s like being a jockey. The lighter you are, the better you are, and I don’t know if I could handle that.”
So he probably won’t be racing at Talladega, but Cena is the consummate sports entertainer, whether it’s WWE, being a rapper, guest starring on TV shows, doing commercials, acting in movies. “Ready To Rumble” -- starring wrestling fan and actor David Arquette, Scott Caan and Oliver Platt -- became Cena’s first acting gig, a small part as a gym trainer. Was that the movie to propel his movie career?
“If I say, ‘Yes,’ that so leaves me in a bad spot,” Cena laughed.
Cena starred in WWE Studios films “The Marine,” “12 Rounds,” “Legendary” and “The Reunion.” He was in “Fred: The Movie” and will be in “Scooby Doo: The Curse of the Ghost Bear.” He’s been on TV shows ‘Psych,” “Hannah Montana” and “Saturday Night Live.”
“Movies are a different animal,” Cena said. “I love the live entertainment business. I love the live sports entertainment television business. I love live television period, just because it’s so honest, especially live television with an audience, because if that audience wants to say or do something, you can’t hide it from the viewers. Movies are a little bit different. It takes a lot more patience to be in a movie, to make a movie, to be active in a movie scene. I have patience, but I don’t know if I have enough.”
• Women love Cena.
Men, not so much.
Kids adore him. He’s a superhero to them.
Just how popular is Cena with kids? Cena has granted more than 300 wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and he is the biggest wish granter in Make-A-Wish history.
• John Cena will make his return from injury, challenging Alberto Del Rio for the World title during WWE’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view on Sunday, Oct. 27 at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.
In a Hell in a Cell main event, Daniel Bryan battles Randy Orton for the vacated WWE title. HBK Shawn Michaels will be the guest referee.
The Hell in a Cell is a 24-foot-high roofed cell (enclosed steel cage) structure surrounding the ring and ringside area. In a Hell in a Cell match, there are no disqualifications or countouts (also no escape). It’s also a good way to prevent outside interference like what occurred at Battleground.
The only way to win Hell in a Cell is by pinfall or submission inside the ring.
CM Punk faces Ryback and Paul Heyman in Hell in a Cell.
WWE tag champs Goldust and Cody Rhodes vs. The Usos (Jimmy and Jey) vs. The Shield (Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns).
Intercontinental champ Curtis Axel (with Paul Heyman) vs. Big E Langston.
WWE divas champ AJ Lee (with Tamina) vs. Brie Bella.
WWE Hell in a Cell is the first pay-per-view at the AAA since WWE’s Survivor Series in November 2010.
Miami is the gateway to the Americas, and the AAA is a long-time host of WWE events including the first SmackDown of 2013, the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony during WrestleMania Week in 2012, the Raw after WrestleMania in 2012 and the Rock’s birthday on Raw in 2011.
Tickets are sale via TicketMaster outlets, online and by phone as well as at the AAA box office. Keep posted at http://www.wwe.com/events.