The volume was turned up, as these things usually are in the scripted world of pro wrestling, but it wasn’t difficult to sense some tension between John Cena and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson during their years long, WrestleMania-spanning feud. With rumors about what both might (or might not) be doing at this year’s Showcase of The Immortals swirling, they’re both out doing press for upcoming movies - Johnson for Rampage and Cena for Blockers.
While on Jimmy Kimmel’s couch the other night, Johnson addressed the status of his beef with Cena, and good-naturedly explained the two are now “best friends”:
DJ’s been involved in another high-profile feud with another movie star this decade. There were even rumors it might pay off at a WrestleMania! But Rock and his Fast and Furious franchise co-star Vin Diesel never made it to the squared circle. And according to his new interview with Rolling Stone, the two may never share the silver screen again, either. It sounds like those issues are very far from resolved - certainly nowhere near “best friends” territory:
“Vin and I had a few discussions, including an important face-to-face in my trailer. And what I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach moviemaking and collaborating. It took me some time, but I’m grateful for that clarity. Whether we work together again or not.
But I wish him all the best, and I harbor no ill will there, just because of the clarity we have. Actually, you can erase that last part about ‘no ill will.’ We’ll just keep it with the clarity.”
That is pretty clear.
My takeaway from these quotes is this - we should expect a John Cena/Dwayne Johnson joint in Hollywood or WWE before we hold our breath for Dom and Hobbs to be in Fast 9 together.