John Cena may not have had a successful outing during WrestleMania 39 when he lost to Austin Theory for the United States Title. However, the 16-time world champion’s stock has been rising within Hollywood as he continues to churn out hits such as The Peacemaker. The Cenation Leader is also set to star in the next edition of the Fast and Furious franchise. After a successful outing as Jakob Toretto in F9: The Fast Saga, the legendary WWE superstar will reprise the role. He is clearly living the best life as a Hollywood star, and his net worth seems to be skyrocketing.
As of 2023, John Cena is reportedly worth a whopping $80 million. He is also seemingly earning somewhere close to $10 million from WWE. With a few sporadic appearances for the company, Cena has been making some serious money.
#F9 @TheFastSaga pic.twitter.com/mGIKvobA9V
— John Cena (@JohnCena) January 29, 2020
The Peacemaker star also reportedly made around $1 million for his role in F9, which saw him rank fifth among the list of stars in the film. Vin Diesel, who plays the protagonist Dominic Toretto, earned a staggering $20 million from the film. Cena will also star in Fast X, which is slated to release later this month.
Does John Cena earn more than Dwayne Johnson in the Fast and Furious franchise?
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s stature in Hollywood is undeniable. He was the first real megastar to step out of the wrestling ring and foray onto the big screen. Johnson has delivered some huge hits, such as Jumanji and Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw.
Johnson has seemingly refused to return to the main franchise and instead returned to the spinoff. He has since moved on to star as The Black Adam in the DC Cinematic Universe. During Hobbs and Shaw, where he starred alongside Jason Statham, the former WWE Superstar reportedly bagged a whopping $20 million. Compared to John Cena earning only $1 million, The Rock has undoubtedly hit a high-octane People’s Elbow for the pinfall.
.@TheRock’s #HobbsAndShaw wins #FastAndFurious franchise’s highest audience score on Rotten Tomatoes: https://t.co/ZF8Ah0tBfA pic.twitter.com/CcnPVKfuLB
— ComicBook.com (@ComicBook) August 3, 2019
While The Rock and John Cena’s WWE rivalry ended at WrestleMania 29 with one win apiece for the stars, in the battle of Hollywood, Dwayne Johnson has clearly got the upper hand. As mentioned above, John Cena is worth somewhere close to $80 million. However, The Rock’s earnings dwarf The Cenation Leader as the former’s net worth is reportedly somewhere close to $800 million. It remains to be seen whether Cena will catch up to Johnson anytime soon when it comes to his Hollywood career.