John Cena says he won’t be able to appear at WrestleMania

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

John Cena told Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated that he will not be able to appear at WrestleMania. “Currently, I’m in Vancouver shooting Peacemaker, the series for HBO Max,” Cena said. “Given the quarantine regulations, if I were to leave Canada, upon return I would have to quarantine for another two weeks. Essentially, that would shut production down. Strictly based on the letter of the law right now, there is no logistical way I can be there. We film now until July.”

Cena added: “It’s very difficult to say because I know it’s going to be disappointing for a lot of people, but according to the letter of regulation right now, there is no mathematical way I can be at WrestleMania this year.” Read the full story at

Powell’s POV: Normally, I would chalk up a WrestleMania regular saying he won’t be able to appear at the show as a likely swerve, but Cena’s explanation holds water in this case. I guess they could always film a cinematic with him in Canada if they really want him to appear on the show. With filming ending in July, let the speculation of a Cena appearance at SummerSlam begin.

Readers Comments (3)

  1. Remember when he threw The Rock under the bus for “abandoning” the wrestling audience and insisting that he “would never” be like that?

  2. I was thinking the exact same thing about John Cena. It’s just like Ted Dibiase used to say, “Everybody’s got a price!”

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