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
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
Chris Jericho has already done it. Batista is thinking about doing it. Now, all eyes are on Dwayne Johnson to see if he would be interested in returning to WWE to work a schedule where you only do live events. The answer to that is rather disappointing if you're a big fan. Johnson simply does not have the time to do it because of all the business projects that he has going on at once. There is very little time in between shooting movies as well.
April 22, 2015
During a recent interview, Elijah Burke revealed something rather interesting. He stated that he has been in contact with Triple H, and the two of them have discussed the possibility of him making a return to WWE. That comes as a bit of a surprise as the front office has been focused on bringing in new guys and training them in the developmental program. For those that do not know, Burke has been busy filming a couple of movies.
April 19, 2015
Earlier in the week, it was announced that Gene Simmons was partnering up with WWE to produce a couple of horror movies. Some details have been revealed about the first flick. The movie is called Temple, and the premise is that highly skilled soldiers are stuck inside a military compound because the artificial intelligence is suddenly shut down by an unknown force. No word yet on who will star in the film.
April 3, 2015
More and more WWE stars are starring in movies, and the latest one is Wade Barrett. It has now been announced that the front office has signed a partnership with Richwater Films, a production and financing company based in England. The two companies are making two films, one called Rampage and the other called Eliminators, which will feature Barrett in an unannounced role. Filming begins in London later this spring.
April 3, 2015
While his foray into Hollywood is not going anywhere near as fast as the paths taken by Batista and The Rock, Shad Gaspard is getting some love from the entertainment industry. In addition to playing some minor roles in lesser known movies, the former WWE star can be currently seen in AutoZone commercials. In it, he plays a professional wrestler. He and his tag team partner show up to take on two regular guys.
March 2, 2015
While the company would love for him to come back now that his marketing value as at an all time high, there have been very little discussions backstage in WWE about the potential return of Batista. A big reason for that is because he has four movies coming out there year, and he is currently busy filming two of the bigger ones as we speak. The former world heavyweight champion is also going to be busy promoting the new James Bond movie.
January 23, 2015