John Cena Discusses Film Role Requiring Major Eating Challenge

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John Cena faced multiple challenges during his wrestling career, but a lot of them wouldn’t match the amount he had to eat for one film scene!

Having swapped the bright lights of professional wrestling for those of Hollywood, John Cena has become a top star in many films including the likes of F9, Bumblebee, and most recently The Suicide Squad.

It was for his latest role that he came up against what he classed as the silliest thing he had to do as part of the film – and it involved eating empanadas over and over again.

As part of the media tour to promote the film, John Cena appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live alongside Margot Robbie and Director James Gunn. During the interview, Gunn was asked what the strangest thing he’d asked for the former WWE Champion to do, but before he could answer, Cena himself stepped in.

It was this elaborate thing where I had to take an empanada out of a package and eat it. And it was really me doing it; it wasn’t a stunt person.

Whilst this may have sounded simple, Cena went on to reveal that the shot was retaken on multiple occasions, leading to him eating 36 empanadas.

John Cena hasn’t competed on WWE television since SummerSlam 2021, in a losing effort against Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship. He did compete in a dark match at Madison Square Garden in September 2021, and most recently returned to Monday Night Raw on 27th June 2022 to celebrate his 20-year anniversary with WWE.

Despite the appearance, there has been no confirmation if or when he may compete again. However, both Jake and Logan Paul have stated their desire to face Cena at WrestleMania.