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From mat to screen isn't a big leap for Cena

Pro wrestler John Cena, whose film ''12 Rounds'' opens this week, says acting in films is an expansion of what he does in the ring. Pro wrestler John Cena, whose film ''12 Rounds'' opens this week, says acting in films is an expansion of what he does in the ring. (Bill Greene/Globe Staff)
By Mark Shanahan
Globe Staff / March 22, 2009

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It would be easy to dismiss professional wrestler John Cena as brainless beefcake. But that doesn't fairly describe the West Newbury native. Sure, the 31-year-old Cena is among the heavyweights of World Wrestling Entertainment , but he's also got a gold hip-hop record and a promising acting career. Cena's last film, "The Marine," received generally decent reviews, and he's back ... (Full article: 1111 words)

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