But he’s always said he’s WWE through-and-through. So while there’s still no sign of when (and at this point maybe we show throw an “if” in there, too) he’ll be back in the ring, we now know what his next project for the company will be.
The 16 time WWE World champ will executive produce and narrate a new documentary series for Peacock called WWE Evil. The streamer’s press release says “the show is an entertaining ‘psychological expose’ into the minds of the most diabolical antagonists in WWE history, and their impact on mainstream culture.”
For every good guy, there has to be a bad one and @WWE has created some of the BEST bad guys (and ladies) in the history of entertainment.— John Cena (@JohnCena) May 11, 2021
Excited to highlight those who made us boo, scream, and sometimes cry!
WWE Evil on @peacockTV! https://t.co/i5nlSizrEJ
From a marketing perspective, this is a no brainer. Wrestling documentaries are all the rage right now, with Dark Side of the Ring and Biography delivering big numbers for Vice and A&E, respectively. WWE’s tape library and Legends contracts mean they already have most of what they need to put a show like this together, so it’s going to be fairly cheap to produce.
Plus, it keeps Cena in the fold and lets us make jokes about heel turns! Sounds like a win-win-win to me.
Let us know what you think, and we’ll let you know when we learn a release date or more details about WWE Evil.