In an interview with SI.com, John Cena is stating that there is “no mathematical way” to participate in the two-night WrestleMania event this April.
Speaking with SI’s Justin Barrasso while promoting his appearance in a Mountain Dew ad for the Super Bowl this Sunday, Cena stated:
Currently, I’m in Vancouver shooting Peacemaker, the series for HBO Max. Given the quarantine regulations, if I were to leave Canada, upon return I would have to quarantine for another two weeks. Essentially, that would shut production down. Strictly based on the letter of the law right now, there is no logistical way I can be there. We film now until July.
It’s very difficult to say because I know it’s going to be disappointing for a lot of people, but according to the letter of regulation right now, there is no mathematical way I can be at WrestleMania this year.
Cena, 43, has appeared at every WrestleMania since 2003 and last participated in the Firefly Fun House feature during last year’s taped event due to the pandemic.
According to the Government website in British Columbia, those leaving Canada and returning are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. It also states maximum penalties for breaking self-isolation include a fine of up to $750,000- or six-months imprisonment.
Director James Gunn announced that filming for the HBO Max series began several weeks ago in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The series is expected to debut later this year and feature eight episodes that serve as a spinoff of The Suicide Squad as it explores the origin of Cena’s Peacemaker character.