– John Cena was the latest guest on Variety.com’s Playback podcast with Kristopher Tapley to promote his new movie “The Wall,” which released in theaters this weekend. During the interview, he was asked about the success of Southpaw Regional Wrestling and its future. The show is a parody on 1980’s southern pro wrestling, which features several WWE stars such as Cena, Rusev, Lana, Chris Jericho, Cesaro, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. Cena confirmed the more episodes of the show are on the way.
“That is what’s fun about the creative environment. It was a hit. There’s a great core audience in the WWE that looks for stuff like that. Yes, they like to see heated rivalries, and they love that good versus evil story, but they also have a sense of humor. We’re essentially laughing at the industry. We’re parodying the industry the way it was. People enjoy it, and here we are thirty years from that era or more that we can look back and laugh at the way things were done. It was really fun, and there’s more on the way. I have seen Tex Ferguson unleashed, be on the lookout for more Tex Ferguson.”
– Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, May 18th to promote his new movie “Baywatch,” which will be released on May 25th. Johnson is currently working on “Rampage,” based on the 1980’s arcade video game.