As much as some people don’t like to admit it, WWE-style wrestling is a sport that requires an immense amount of acting ability, which is exactly why so many competitors go on to have noteworthy careers in the movie industry. This is why so many competitors go on to take their seat in the spotlight in the movie industry. Think about it, you've got  Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, and Jesse Ventura, to name a few and they are all wrestlers-turned-actors. Others, including John Cena and Dave Bautista also come to mind.

The latter has been credited in films like Guardians of the Galaxy, Army of the Dead, and Blade Runner 2049. While he has worked with an incredible roster of actors, Bautista said on Twitter earlier this year that he wouldn’t want to star alongside Cena.

In a recent interview with Esquire, The Suicide Squad star revealed how he felt about Bautista’s comments.

“I’m super sad about that, because Dave Bautista is an unbelievably gifted actor,” the 44-year-old said. “But I think when someone makes a statement like that, the important thing is to look at things from his perspective.”

“Dave has worked so hard on his craft, he is so dedicated to his characters, and really wants to put forth a body of work that gives him his own identity. I 100% understand that.”

Cena goes on to say that there’s “no beef” between the former competitors, and that he “applauds” Bautista for being brave enough to go forth on his own.

September 03, 2021 — Peter Tosto

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