John Cena's new WWE role REVEALED ahead of Royal Rumble return – What's next for him?

Cena used to be the face of Vince McMahon’s promotion since his first ever world title win in 2005 and rarely lost.

But now The Champ has undertaken a part-time schedule due to his growing Hollywood career and his advanced age of 41.

That is why the 16-time world champion’s role has changed in the last few years and he has been putting fresh WWE superstars over, like AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Shinsuke Nakamura and more.

The Leader of the Cenation also took the fall to Finn Balor in a Fatal 4-Way Match last Monday night on RAW, which also included Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin.

The publisher and editor of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Dave Meltzer confirmed that the ex-WWE Champion will help other talent reaching the top after Balor.

Meltzer tweeted: “Yeah, John’s role is to put people over and Balor is getting the next title shot.”

Cena is now following in the footsteps of fellow professional wrestling legend Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in Hollywood.

The former World Heavyweight Champion has taken part in various blockbuster comedies, like Trainwreck, Blockers as well as Daddy’s Home 1 and 2.

The ex-US Champion is now cutting his teeth in the action genre as he co-starred with Academy Award Nominee Hailee Steinfeld in the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee.

He is also expected to appear in Project X-traction opposite legendary martial artist Jackie Chan.

The Rock recently announced that he cast Cena as the star of the next film his company Seven Bucks Production will shoot called The Janson Directive.

Cena still finds time to compete in WWE, though, as he battled The Undertaker and Triple H at WrestleMania 34 and the Greatest Royal Rumble respectively.

The ex-World Tag Team Champion recently announced that he will compete in the Men’s Royal Rumble Match on January 27 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.

However, the chances of him tying Stone Cold Steve Austin’s record of three Royal Rumble triumphs are very slim.