Earlier this year, Batista stated he has zero interest in starring in a movie with John Cena and The Rock.
Cena recently answered fan questions for Esquire.
“I’m super sad about that, because Dave Bautista is an unbelievably gifted actor,” Cena said. “He’s done some amazing work. But I think when someone makes a statement like that, I think the important thing is to try and look at things from their perspective.
“Dave has worked so hard on his craft, and he is so dedicated to his characters, and really wants to put forth a body of work that gives him his own identity. I 100% understand that.”
“Dave is one of the nicest and generous guys you’ll ever meet,” Cena said. “I don’t have any beef with Dave and I genuinely think he doesn’t have beef with me. He really just wants to be identified and recognized for his work. And I cannot fault him for that. I applaud him for it. To be brave enough to say something like that kind of allows him to go forth on his own and I appreciate that.”
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