WWE news: This is why WWE legend John Cena grew beard after breakup from Nikki Bella
After breakup with former WWE diva Nikki Bella, John Cena was spotted with a beard. He was spotted in public a lot of times with fans while sporting a mustache and the early stages of a beard. A lot of people on social media made fun of Cena's new look.
During a recent ESPN interview, the 16-time former world champion explained why he finally let his beard grow out, saying it was a personal challenge.
"I've just been put in a peculiar place recently where I'm challenging myself to do things I've never done before," Cena said. "I've never grown facial hair. I had a few days free, but I since shaved it off before I did the Today show. I'm clean shaven and I'll probably go clean shaven from here on out, but I have some projects coming up that might have called for a look like that and I wanted to make sure before we did it that it was possible and it looked OK."
We are speculating that Cena will be back clean-shave soon.
During the interview he also spoke about his future role with the WWE. He has shifted into a part-time role over the past year, as he hasn't appeared on either Monday Night Raw or SmackDown Live since losing to The Undertaker in quick fashion at WrestleMania 34 in April.
"I'm far from done with the WWE," Cena said. "The WWE will always be my home, but in this current state of affairs right now with all this extra cool stuff that's going on, it's fun to try. It's a great time to be able to take a chance and I'm so eternally grateful to the WWE and its audience for bringing me to this point. I realize I'd be nowhere without them and I never forget them. I promise as soon as I have any sort of downtime, like I had when I was at the Greatest Royal Rumble and the string of shows I did before WrestleMania, anytime free time I get will not be free, it will be spent at my home in the WWE."
Currently, Cena is working on a number of television and film projects outside of the WWE. His Transformers spinoff Bumblebee is currently in post-production, he'll provide the a voice acting role in the TV series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the film The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle and he'll star in the upcoming action film The Janson Directive.