They might need to get ready. Wrestlers are in a weird place when it comes to acting. While they are playing characters and reading a script, they are going to be seen as wrestlers almost no matter what they do. Sometimes they move outside of the wrestling world and get somewhere in acting, and now WWE seems to be making preparations before one of its biggest stars might head to Tinseltown.
WWE President Nick Khan appeared on the Town podcast and discussed the possibility of Roman Reigns getting into acting. The company is hoping to help Reigns cross over into Hollywood though Khan did not specify how. Khan cited the Rock, Steve Austin and John Cena as wrestlers who play themselves in WWE and have done well in acting. Reigns appeared with the Rock in Hobbs and Shaw in 2019.
Opinion: This is one of those things that you hear a lot about in wrestling but it doesn’t always work. Austin tried to get into acting and never really got anywhere. Cena is certainly an established name, but he still has a long way to go. Batista certainly has a place in acting, but there are a lot fewer success stories than failures. Maybe Reigns can change that, though you never know how well it can go.
What do you think of Reigns’ chances in Hollywood? Which wrestler would make the best actor? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books
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