John Cena made his WWE debut almost 20 years ago. For an entire generation he was the face of professional wrestling before he ever became the success in Hollywood that he now is. Whether John Cena was the wrestler people loved, or the one they loved to hate, it turns out that his previous career led to a potentially awkward situation with his Suicide Squad co-star Margot Robbie. As she apparently slept in the same room with a John Cena cardboard cut out for two years.
Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Margot Robbie told guest host Anthony Anderson that over a decade ago she dated a guy who was a big fan of John Cena, and actually had a cardboard cut out of the WWE superstar in his room. And so Robbie spent two years sharing a room with John Cena. As the actress explains...
I watched WWE when I was growing up. When I was a kid, I loved The Undertaker. And then obviously, when I was a teenager, I stopped watching. But then as a late teen, early 20s, I had a boyfriend who was obsessed with John Cena. So much so that he dressed as John Cena for his 21st birthday and had a cardboard cut-out of John Cena in his bedroom. So I slept in a room for two years with a life-size cardboard cut out of John Cena.
Margot Robbie says that she would occasionally wake up n the middle of the night and be startled by the cardboard John Cena in the dark before she remembered what it was. Anthony Anderson points out, quite rightly, that having a life size cutout of somebody in your bedroom as a grown man is potentially a little weird to begin with.
But if Margot Robbie had a John Cena cardboard cutout, it's really only fair that John Cena get a cardboard cutout of his own to share his room with, and they took care of that as part of the interview. Although if this ends up in the bedroom, I'm not sure how Cena's wife is going to feel. Check it out.
With John Cena's Peacemaker not only being a major character in The Suicide Squad but also getting his own HBO Max series, he's probably going to get his own cardboard cutout as well, meaning fans of John Cena will have an entire set of the thigs they'll be able to collect.
Of course, now I'm curious about Margot Robbie's ex-boyfriend. Did he have any clue back then that the girl he was dating would eventually get to be her own cardboard cutout? Did he ever buy one, or would that be really too weird?