Cena ends “Poopy Jokes Era” on “Tonight Show,” appears at “Sisters” movie premiere

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

John Cena (photo credit Wade Keller © PWTorch)

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WWE top star John Cena put an end to “Poopy Jokes” John Cena Tuesday night on NBC’s “Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon.

After delivering a mock monologue sharing his feelings, Cena delivered an AA to his “inner child,” which was played by musical guest Troye Sivan and then a dummy. Cena mockingly vowed to finally become a man.

Cena actually set this up on NBC’s “Today” show earlier in the day. Promoting his role in the comedy movie “Sisters,” Cena recalled his childhood of watching too many adult-themed comedy movies, like Blazing Saddles, at a young age. Cena acknowledged it warped his sense of humor.

After more than a decade of WWE fans experiencing poopy jokes, innuendos, and sophomoric humor right in-line with Vince McMahon’s sense of humor, Cena has put it to rest. For now. Until he returns to WWE TV.

In the first half of Cena’s two-part appearance on the “Tonight” show, Cena was asked what he’s been doing while not in the ring. Cena joked that he’s been in the middle of the woods in the Northwest, which got a huge pop from a handful of studio audience members visiting New York City.

Cena then promoted his new “American Grit” Fox TV show, hyping it as “weekend warriors” interacting with military b.a.’s to see if they can survive, learn, and win the grand prize.

Also during the interview, Fallon brought up Cena’s old bodybuilding career. Cena said he got conned into bodybuilding at an old age, noting he found himself on a stage standing next to oiled-up, half-dressed men. Cena jokingly realized he’s doing the exact same thing now, playing up the pro wrestling stereotype.

Overall, Cena showed solid range as a performance artist doing his usual comedy routine and spokesperson material in the first segment and his mock dramatic acting in the second segment to laughs.

– NBC released a behind-the-scenes clip of Cena on the set of the “Tonight Show” before his interview segment.

– Also on Tuesday night, Cena and Nikki Bella attended the world premiere of “Sisters” at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City.

Cena noted in a red-carpet interview that he showed a screener version of the movie to the military personnel he’s working with on the “American Grit” TV show.

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