John Cena will be taking another breaking from WWE programming immediately following WrestleMania 33 to join the cast of Daddy’s Home 2.
Deadline.com broke the news of Cena’s involvement in the sequel to the hit 2015 comedy. Cena will join Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as the “Cool Dad” in the film to continue the storyline that ended the first film. Academy Award winner Mel Gibson and Academy Award nominee John Lithgow have also been announced for the Sean Anders directed film.
Cody Rhodes will reprise his role as Derek Sampson on CW’s Arrow in an episode that will debut toward the end of season 5 according to reports. Rhodes (birthname Cody Runnels) made his non-wrestling related acting debut on the program last October as the ‘Stardust’ dealing villain in an episode titled ‘A Matter of Trust’. Rhodes and Arrow star Stephen Amell were involved in a feud on WWE programming which culminated in a SummerSlam tag team match that saw Amell and Neville defeat Rhodes and Wade Barrett.
Chris Jericho will also be taking a break from WWE TV soon after WrestleMania to hit the road with Fozzy. Their Judas Rising tour is expected to begin on May 5th (which would leave him available up until WWE Payback) in Virginia and end in the UK sometime in June or July. Here are all of the United States tour dates that have been announced as of today via Loudwire – expect more to be announced soon.
05/05 – Virginia Beach, Va. – Lunatic Luau
05/06 – Canton, Ga. – The Revival
05/07 – Charlotte, N.C. – Carolina Rebellion
05/09 – Knoxville, Tenn. – The Concourse at The International
05/10 – Louisville, Ky. – Trixies Entertainment Complex
05/11 – TBA
05/12 – Ashwaubenon, Wis. – Green Bay Distillery
05/13 – TBA
05/14 – Somerset, Wis. – Northern Invasion
05/16 – Pittsburgh, Pa. – Diesel Club Lounge
05/17 – Lancaster, Pa. – The Chameleon Club
05/18 – Patchogue, N.Y. – 89 North Music Venue
05/19 – Asbury Park, N.J. – House of Independents
05/20 – Columbus, Ohio – Rock On The Range
05/23 – Flint, Mich. – The Machine Shop
05/24 – Joliet, Ill. – The Forge
05/25 – TBA
05/26 – Pryor, Okla – Rocklahoma
05/27 – San Antonio, Texas – River City Rockfest
Last but not least, former WWE Divas Champion turned author AJ Lee (Mendez Brooks) will be making appearances to meet fans and sign copies of her autobiography entitled Crazy is my Superpower at the following book stores.
4/4/17 7:00 PM at Book Revue – New York Avenue. Huntington, NY
4/5/17 6:00 PM at Barnes & Noble – Warren Street. New York, NY
4/6/16 6:00 PM at BookEnds – East Ridgewood Avenue. Ridgewood, NJ
4/8/17 2:00 PM at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, IL
4/11/17 12:30 PM at Barnes and Noble in Chicago, IL
4/13/17 7:00 PM at Book People – North Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX
4/22/17 2:00 PM at Book Stall in Winnetka, IL
The book is set for release on April 4th and is available for pre-order here. Make sure to check the website of the participating locations for the time in your area.