One of the big reasons why John Cena is branching out away from WWE is because he wants to draw in new fans to professional wrestling. He feels that he has already drawn in as much of an audience as possible through traditional methods. Cena now wants to draw in fans by doing movies and television shows. The former world heavyweight champion still has no plans of leaving permanently.
November 27, 2015
During an interview with the Latin Post, Batista was asked about how it felt to work on big movie projects. He decided to take a jab at WWE in his response. The former world heavyweight champion stated that he was used to working in an environment that was not organized, so it made it easier to transition over to movies. Since finding success in Hollywood, he doesn't feel the need to hold back on how he feels about wrestling.
October 22, 2015
In a sign that he is still relevant to the mainstream audience, Jake Roberts has revealed that his documentary will be released in theaters. It will not be a nationwide release, however. Only certain markets will be showing the film. That is still considered a huge victory, as independent films have a hard time getting aired in theaters that normally prefer movies from the big studios.
August 18, 2015
To further enhance their business relationship with Arnold Schwarzenegger, two playable Terminator characters will be available in the upcoming WWE 2K16 for those that order the game before it is officially released. The characters are going to be based off of the cyborgs from the first two movies in the series.
July 27, 2015
Since he is starting to get more parts in movies, many have been wondering if John Cena is going to leave WWE for a career in Hollywood. The United States Heavyweight Champion stated that he is going to continue to do movies because it brings attention to professional wrestling. However, he has no plans on permanently leaving for a film career.
July 15, 2015
One of the most talked about movies from the 1980s is being rebooted, and it is going to star Dwayne Johnson, the man that has revitalized several film franchises. Reports have surfaced that he is finalizing a deal to star in Big Trouble in Little China. Johnson would be playing the role of a truck driver named Jack Burton. The iconic role was previously played by Kurt Russell. Johnson is also going to be producing the movie himself.
June 2, 2015
Rumors broke over the weekend that CM Punk was going to be writing a new comic book on the Punisher. It turned out to be another character instead, even though Punk did admit that he really wanted to write one for the Punisher. The former world heavyweight champion revealed that the character that Marvel gave him was Drax the Destroyer, which interestingly enough is portrayed by Batista in Guardians of the Galaxy movies.
April 26, 2015