John Cena Became The Peacemaker Between Dwayne Johnson And Vin Diesel After They Put Billion Dollar Action Franchise At Risk With Their Public Rivalry?
In showbiz, there is probably no one who doesn’t know about the very public rivalry and feud between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel. The two biggest actors in Hollywood have been in an off-and-on rivalry for years. Ever since they starred in one of the biggest franchises in the history of cinema, the two stars have been very vocal about each other, especially Johnson.
Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel
As the Rock has returned back to the franchise, despite announcing that he would never come back, fans can’t help but speculate that their Fast & Furious co-star, John Cena had something to do with it.
Did John Cena Help Resolve Dwayne Johnson And Vin Diesel’s Rivalry
John Cena, despite his magnanimous presence, is a humble, down-to-earth star. Despite his killing presence in the ring, he is best known for his generosity and genuine nature and is considered among the most kind of celebrities. The wrestler-turned-actor is also good friends with his Fast & Furious co-stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, despite having a rough patch with the latter.
He was also aware of their very public dispute, despite refusing to give a concrete stand on their rivalry. He rather took a middle stand and expressed how it is the two actors’ choice to resolve their issue. Despite his stand, he was once asked by the celebrity host, Josh Horowitz whether he would play the ‘Peacemaker’ between his two friends, referring to his popular series Peacemaker.
While he again dodged the question, Cena did kind of hint that he would be up for the task.
“I just want to get this right, because what I’m hearing is two gentlemen, who are incredibly well-known throughout the world, possibly in a universe, might want to share the screen together one day. And you’re asking if I could be peacemaker? Yeah, I think I could swing that.”
While we don’t know for certain, there is a slight chance that John Cena might have played the ‘peacemaker’ between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel.
Why Did Dwayne Johnson Return To The Fast & Furious Franchise
While some might call it a publicity stunt, Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel‘s rivalry has actually done more damage to the billion-dollar franchise. From calling each other out on social media to publically addressing each other, Dwyane Johnson’s return seems very ironic since he was the one who vowed to never return.
However, the star posted on Instagram about how he has made amends with the Riddick star. He also hinted that it was because of the fans and his love for the franchise that he chose to return.
“Last summer Vin and I put all the past behind us. We’ll lead with brotherhood and resolve – and always take care of the franchise, characters & FANS that we love.”
While some fans claim it might have been John Cena’s involvement, other reasons can be linked to Rock’s return. Such as his failed quest in the DC universe as Black Adam and taking down the Man of Steel, and the subsequent box-office failure of his films, the Jumanji star may have realized that the only way to save his waning career is to come back to the franchise.
The Fast & Furious franchise can be rented on Amazon Instant Video.