John Cena has now called China his home after filming his upcoming movie, Project X, with Jackie Chan. Cena has grown out his hair, and apparently, got a tattoo. In a few teased Twitter videos, he flashes a forearm tat peeking out under rolled-up sleeves.
In the video he is stirring one of his favorite Chinese cuisines, with the caption: “You can never separate @JohnCena from his Lao Gan Ma!”
The part of the tattoo that peeks out looks like it might say “Ghosts” on the bottom of it. However, he had posted another video of the ink that looks like wings.
The 16-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion didn’t have any tattoos on his body, prior to this.
However, could it just be a temporary tattoo for Project X?
Back in 2015, when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Sisters came out, he played a tattooed drug dealer.
“In the movie I have facial tattoos, but in real life I would never do that,” Cena said. “I do not have any tattoos on my body . . . My mom would kill me if I was to do anything like that.”
But we are hoping it’s real, and we are hoping to see more of it. If anything, it’s in a perfect place to be hidden under his armbands in the ring.
Cena has replaced Sylvester Stallone in Project X. It had been developed as “Ex-Baghdad” from a script by Arash Amel. Scott Waugh is directing the movie.
Chan will play a Chinese private security contractor, whose mission is to extract oil workers from a refinery that’s been attacked. He teams up with Cena, who portrays a former U.S. Marine, where he learns the real plan is to steal the oil. Chan will also produce Project X along with Joe Tam, Esmond Ren, and Hans Canosa. Project X comes out in 2019.
He has said that at 41 years old he can't be a full-time wrestler anymore. However, we have no complaints about getting to see him on the big screen.
Cena was last seen in Blockers. Aside from filming Project X, he will also be starring in upcoming film Bumblebee, as well as Universal’s The Janson Directive, and join Selena Gomez and Tom Holland in The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle.
Cena showed us all angles of him being an absolute triple-threat, hilariously debuting in Trainwreck, Sisters, and Daddy’s Home. He had also voiced the lead character in the animated comedy Ferdinand.
Cena has also published a children’s book, titled Elbow Grease.
When asked what Cena would do after his WWE career, he said, "If the day comes when I’m not involved with the WWE that would come as a drastic surprise to me. I would certainly understand it because we all have our career paths and nothing lasts forever but WWE has been my family for the past 15 years and I’ve been very vocal about my passion and love for not just my time in the ring as a wrestler, but the company itself, what it stands for, the people that work for." Cena added, "I literally would do whatever they asked me to. In whatever capacity I can help the company I would love to do so."
As for his acting career, Cena explained getting into the movie business.
"The first time I kind of tried to do movies it was pretty much people took a look physically at me and they’re like, oh yeah, great, action star that’s easy," he said. "But after 15 years of telling stories, the thing I gravitate to most is a really good story. I’m not gonna say I wanna do just comedies or just drama or just action, what I pride myself on being able to do in the WWE ring that challenges everyone else that I tangle with is the ability to tell a story and I think that’s my strongest point. And that’s why in small roles in Daddy’s Home or Sisters or Trainwreck or Ferdinand or even Tour de Pharmacy, I get excited about doing that stuff because I see my piece of the story and I just want to tell a good story. I don’t know necessarily ideally what the role would be, but I’ll know it when I read it."