John Cena is again to work in Hollywood, and after his earlier strike-related feedback and cryptic social media posts, it is protected to say his time within the WWE is finished for now. We’re nonetheless ready to see if his Coyote vs. Acme film is launched, and the wrestler now has a brand new streaming TV undertaking on the best way. However as enjoyable because the undertaking sounds, I definitely did not anticipate for Cena to go from whupping up on different athletes to sharing conversational automobile rides with celebrities.
Particularly, Roku has greenlit What Drives You, a sequence through which John Cena will be a part of up with varied celebrities in particular automobiles that has particular significance to the interviewees. The streaming platform introduced the eight episodes initially ordered will characteristic hilarious conversations, in addition to deeply private matters for every movie star visitor, with Cena guiding the convos throughout a variety of topics. Right here what the musclebound actor needed to say concerning the new undertaking:
What Drives You definitely appears like an fascinating present, although not one which I might have pegged John Cena as the perfect host of. Maybe a present that requires much less understanding and exhaustive motion is what he wanted proper now, after finishing considered one of his longest WWE runs in a while.
A chill present the place he is driving shotgun in safeguarded automobiles probably will not affect any legal responsibility agreements he signed concerning different movies or sequence, with insurance coverage stipulations that forestall strenuous and probably injurous exercise that is anticipated from upcoming WWE occasions. Cena talked about in a press convention after WWE Fastlane that he would not compete within the WWE as soon as the SAG-AFTRA strikes concluded, as his potential damage would put a whole movie crew out of labor for nevertheless lengthy it took him to get well.
It is also price noting that the premise behind automobile interview reveals is tried and true, with a couple of hit reveals cropping up with the same format through the years. Comedians Getting Automobiles In Espresso had a stable run with Jerry Seinfeld, and each iterations of Carpool Karaoke appeared to seek out an viewers that loved it. (Additionally, James Corden wasn’t even driving for that present, which nonetheless dumbfounds me to this present day.)
Whereas it appears extremely unlikely that we’ll see John Cena have a match on the milestone WrestleMania 40 in Philadelphia in April, I would not rule out the potential of the icon making an look. Even when he cannot compete, such a significant WrestleMania may use Cena as a bunch or for some fast phase that does not jeopardize any contracts he has in place for initiatives on the best way. It is inferior to a straight-up match, however it’s a stable comfort prize to make him part of the enjoyable.
What Drives You doesn’t have a date for when it’s going to arrive on Roku simply but, however I am positive extra particulars and a trailer will come within the months forward. Within the meantime, we’ll proceed to trace what’s up subsequent for John Cena and if any strikes he makes will get him nearer to the wrestling ring, and head to our 2023 TV schedule to see what’ll be popping up quickly.