John Cena told Forbes that appearing at WrestleMania would be “super, super, super selfish” of him, forcing a mandatory two-week shutdown of production on the Peacemaker set in Vancouver where he is currently residing right now.
Cena said that every other year before 2021, appearing at WrestleMania was completely within his realm, but this year, it’s out of his hands due to the pandemic.
“If this were normal times, I would 100% be there. I’d find a way to contribute somehow. I’ve sat in the crowd as a fan. I’ll do whatever the event asks me to because it means that much to me, and WWE means that much to me, but I’m in Vancouver shooting Peacemaker for HBO Max,” Cena said.
The 16-time world champion’s only hope of appearing on the show if travel restrictions between the two countries are lifted and then, “Sure, I’m in.” But Cena said that as things stand, it’s logistically impossible for him to be in Tampa for WrestleMania and he cannot do that to Warner Brothers, cannot do that to DC, cannot do that to James Gunn, and cannot do it to the Suicide Squad franchise. “It’s just not fair,” Cena continued.
“It’s an unbelievable opportunity, James Gunn has written the whole thing, he’s directing a bunch of the episodes. This is something that I’m inspired to do,” he explained. “Because of the quarantine law, if I were to fly to the states for Sunday on WrestleMania — which is totally possible — the complications arrive when I come back to Canada. Because then I would have to quarantine for 14 days and that puts production back more than two weeks, which costs a boatload of money, and that would be super, super, super selfish of me.”