The reason for John Cena taking time off from WWE after WrestleMania is because he will be in a starring role in the movie, Daddy’s Home 2.
In the original film, which was released in December 2015, Cena had a cameo in the final minute playing the ex-husband of the wife of the character played by Mark Wahlberg.
Deadline.com reported Friday morning that the movie will begin filming in Boston with Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow, and Linda Cardellini starring along with Cena.
The film is more about how the characters played by Ferrell and Wahlberg, who were at odds in the first movie, are now best friends working together to raise Walhberg’s daughter while Ferrell is married to Wahlberg’s ex-wife. The other daughter that Wahlberg is raising, his own stepdaughter, is Cena’s.
Cena is scheduled to work through WrestleMania and then has extended time off.