John Cena Compares WWE Locker Room To Fast & Furious Family, ‘It Reminds Me Of My Early Days In WWE’

John Cena compares the WWE locker room to the Fast & Furious family.

With 'Fast X' set to open in theaters on Friday, May 19, many fans are excited to see Jakob Toretto, who is played by John Cena, return to the big screen.

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Cena recently stopped by Busted Open Radio to promote 'Fast X'. In the interview, Cena said that there are a lot of parallels between the WWE locker room and the cast of the Fast & Furious movies, who have been making movies together for quite some time.

“The parallels that the Fast Family runs to a WWE locker room [are] uncanny. I think it’s the way it is because the original cast has been doing it for twenty two years. They don’t want some new person coming in and essentially negating their hard work, so everybody is vetted properly and it’s a real family environment. There’s a few conversations and cocktails that are encouraged, which I really love that. It’s a great place to work and it reminds me of my early days in WWE.”

Cena only recently made his debut in the franchise, as he first appeared in F9: The Fast Saga back in 2021. In the interview, Cena also was asked if he had to "pay his dues" in his early days of joining the fast family.

“Well, you know the term pay your dues is kind of, that’s the kind of terminology that would be thrown around with people of our generation. I would kind of like to encompass that with [the term] bet on the right person. You can get a part, and that’s the same with WWE. You can get a chance to go out there by how you look, what you offer, but overall, if you’re not fit for the company, then the company isn’t fit for you and you’ll be exited out. Fast is the same way, they have a system where they vet you before you go, they make sure you’re the right person, and they make sure you’re not full of shit over the scope of filming. If you’re welcomed in when they believe you’re the right person for the family, just like WWE, it’s a very family environment. If you’re not the right fit, it’s no harm on anybody, but they do essentially make sure to vet the right people.”

Cena's movie slate in 2023 is also set to include 'Barbie', 'Coyote vs. Acme', and 'TMNT: Mutant Mayhem'.

Elsewhere in the interview, Cena talked about his WrestleMania 39 performance. Fans can learn more by clicking here.

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