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John Cena Isn’t Taking Sides in Rock vs. Vin Diesel Feud

January 14, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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John Cena may have had a lengthy feud with The Rock, but that doesn’t mean he’s taking sides in Rock’s Fast & Furious feud with Vin Diesel. As you likely know, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Diesel have been at odds for years after they butted heads on the set of The Fate of the Furious, which led to a public feud between the two.

While things were eventually settled in terms of the public eye, Johnson has said he isn’t coming back to the main series in the film franchise and called Diesel’s recent social media plea for him to return “an example of his manipulation,” saying he didn’t appreciate Diesel bringing his children and Paul Walker into the matter.

Cena, who played the brother of Diesel’s character in F9: The Fast Saga, was asked about the feud during an interview on Pardon My Take. He carefully didn’t take a side and explained his stance on the matter.

“I don’t think that story is about taking sides,” Cena said (per Wrestling Inc). “That story is about hearing everybody’s perspective and it is a story where, me as a fan of the franchise, I’d love the franchise to get together for this last run. I hope they call me to be in it but when someone says professional, they want to go in another direction, if you say anything other than, ‘okay,’ it’s their professional opinion to make the choice that they want. I think that’s very brave and very honest.

He continued, “So I think Vin’s perspective has a lot of gravity and honesty and I think Dwayne’s perspective has a lot of gravity and honesty I think this is, man if we could just stop taking sides and just take a second to hear everybody. These are two amazingly successful superstars, people who have crafted their own existence and are globally adored. Vin’s been the father of the Fast franchise, he’s coming in on his 10th installment. Dwayne started as the most electrifying sports entertainer in the history of sports entertainment and he is now in his own universe. I guess it’s just about understanding where each guy is coming from. That’s all.”