last addition to FortniteThe ever-expanding pop culture conglomerate is none other than John Cena, the WWE superstar-turned-actor who, in his prime, was arguably the biggest professional wrestler in the world.
Later this week Fortnite players can get a John Cena skin from the Item Shop based on his most current look: denim shorts, a flashy shirt with vaguely inspirational phrases, and copious athletic headbands.
The Cena Complete Set includes a shirtless version of Big Match John, as well as a WWE Championship-inspired back decoration, a hand-shaped pickaxe, and a “U Can’t C Me” emote based on a taunt Cena used in the ring before his signature Five Knuckle Shuffle move.
Sina’s appearance Fortnite it’s just one small part mass cooperation between Epic Games and WWE’s free-to-play lineup to promote the upcoming SummerSlam pay-per-view show.
As part of this event, rocket league will also receive two unique decals based on the aesthetic of Cena and current WWE Undisputed Champion Roman Reigns. autumn boys players can purchase outfits that transform their beans into cute replicas of wrestlers Asuka, Xavier Woods, and The Undertaker.
All this and more will go on sale July 28.
While this is a fun partnership with Epic Games, it belies the turmoil WWE has dragged into the world of wrestling.
CEO and Founder Vince McMahon resigned last week following the news that he had an affair with a WWE employee and paid her $3 million to keep quiet. BUT subsequent investigation WWE reportedly found similar non-disclosure agreements issued to women who accused McMahon and head of talent management John Laurinaitis of misconduct.
McMahon’s daughter, Stephanie McMahon, is currently acting as interim CEO, while patriarch’s son-in-law Paul “Triple H” Levesque is returning to his role as executive vice president of talent.
It’s hard to blame Epic Games for promoting WWE at this time – these events are likely months, if not years in advance – but as players, we should probably think twice before contributing to Vince’s profits, regardless how adorable Vince is. a autumn boys bob dressed up as The Undertaker.