John Cena Receiving Major Praise for Role in Judd Apatow’s “Trainwreck” Comedy; Details on His Character, Comparison to Batista & More

Mike Killam


john cenaJudd Apatow’s upcoming comedy “Trainwreck”, starring WWE Superstar John Cena, had its first industry screening last night, and the 15-time world champion is actually getting rave reviews. Insider’s source stated that Cena was funny, charismatic, and “borderline X-rated”. 

“In Trainwreck, Cena plays Steven, described as a dim-witted health and Cross-fit obsessed gym rat. Over the course of the film, the script and Cena’s performance plays up the fact that he actually be a closeted homoesexual, which got a great reaction out of the audience last night and with one scene in particular, ended up with Cena getting the loudest laughs of the screening.”

These screenings are put out in advance of the actual theatrical release, so the creators can gauge responses and make final changes prior to the public launch. That said, it’s possible Cena’s role – which includes a sex scene, full nudity from behind, and an “earth shattering orgasm” – could be stripped down, but at this time his character plays a large part in the film, and his performance is being compared to Dave Bautista’s stand-out role in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. 

Those with knowledge of the film industry expect that Cena will get a lot more mainstream attention from film companies once “Trainwreck” is released next July. 

KILLAM: John has said time, and time again that he likes doing acting on the side, but that he has no interest in leaving wrestling to pursue acting full-time. That said, if the major offers start rolling in (that’s IF his part doesn’t get cut down in the next 9 months), plans can change. I’d have to see the final product for myself though, as Judd Apatow is extremely hit or miss (see: “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” vs. “Funny People”). I hope it’s good. 

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