John Cena made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote his new Mountain Dew commercial that will air during Sunday’s Super Bowl.
It had been reported that the former WWE Champion was nearly a lock to appear at WrestleMania 37 this April. However, Cena came out in an interview with Sports Illustrated and noted that he would be missing the show this year due to him filming HBO’s “Peacemaker” series.
During the appearance, the former WWE Champion talked about being away from WWE. He hasn’t worked a match or been seen on television since WrestleMania 36 where he did a match with Bray Wyatt.
“Yeah, I will, I just, unfortunately, you know, the state of the world, I mean, I’m not sitting there on the couch next to you. It’s a difficult and unpredictable time.
Right now, I’m doing this, I’m filming “Peacemaker,” and that’s going to take a lot of my time, and I can’t bounce back and forth due to international restrictions. At least for the time being, I’m here, and I’m still away from WWE, but I very much look forward to returning as soon as I possibly can.”
You can watch the entire interview by clicking on the player below (quotes can be found at the 3:13 minute mark):