Former WWE star explains the importance of John Cena's return

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Former WWE star explains the importance of John Cena's return

It is not uncommon for WWE superstars - as age begins to weaken their physique - to decide to pursue careers in the world of film. Some of them have become true icons even in Hollywood. The most famous examples are undoubtedly those of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, John Cena and Batista, who have progressively moved away from the ring to try their hand at a new role.

The 'Cenation' leader recently appeared in 'Fast and Furious 9' and 'The Suicide Squad' this summer, before returning to WWE after an absence of over a year. The 16-time world champion shocked fans at Money in the Bank, testifying to his still huge impact on this business.

As for The Rock, there are rumors of his possible return to WrestleMania 38 next year. In a recent interview with Sportskeeda, former WWE star Ricardo Rodriguez - known for being Alberto Del Rio's manager - explained how the Stamford federation clearly benefits from these part-timer veterans.

Ricardo Rodriguez opens up on John Cena

"John Cena and Batista can now be considered two symbolic faces of cinema, so they have also made a splash outside of wrestling" - began Ricardo Rodriguez. “When people recognize them and realize they were two professional wrestlers, they may be tempted to go see them even when they perform in WWE.

By the time they decide to return to the ring, they enjoy a fan base that extends beyond wrestling fans. They are able to attract people who were not interested in this business, which greatly helps WWE,” he analyzed.

John Cena will challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal title at SummerSlam on August 21st. “You have to make an effort to make evaluations from a commercial point of view. That is the purpose WWE pursues. They take advantage of what these veterans have built outside and then bring them back and benefit from it."

Batista was supposed to be inducted into the Hall of Fame earlier this year, but his induction has been postponed. It may not necessarily be a heel turn, but how weird would it be for Finn Balor, who lost an opportunity at the WWE Universal Championship thanks to John Cena, to not want retribution?!

We know that he gets a rematch against Corbin on WWE SmackDown (rematch because we've seen the feud before), but Cena vs Finn Balor is the feud that fans will want to see. It wouldn't even be out of the realm of possibility, because babyface or heel, every WWE SmackDown Superstar in the top spot should be competing for the Universal Championship.