Plot: What’s it about?
One of the most popular, charismatic, and controversial superstars of all time, John Cena has had a meteoric rise to the top of the WWE. He has won numerous championships, including the WWE Championship on multiple occasions, not to mention being in the main event of Wrestlemania more than once. Cena has clashed with some of the sport’s biggest names, from Triple H to Rob Van Dam to John Bradshaw Layfield, in addition to countless others. Inside the squared circle, Cena has racked up an impressive resume, but outside the ring, he’s also made an impression. He has released a record, starred in commercials and television shows, and yes, even had the lead role in a motion picture. Although we’re often that we can’t see Cena, its hard to miss his media presence, but what is Cena like in life out of the spotlight?
In John Cena: My Life, we’re taken on a tour of Cena’s life, with both the professional and personal sides explored. This three disc collection kicks off with an in depth documentary on Cena, taking us from his youth to his rise within the WWE. The piece is well done and is comparable to similar WWE produced documentaries. I don’t think the story has as much edge or depth as the ones for Jake Roberts or Ric Flair, but it is decent stuff. In addition to that, the first disc also includes an extensive tour of Cena’s car collection, which is quite impressive indeed. The second disc highlights some memorable matches, including his work in OVW as The Prototype, a six man tag that included Hulk Hogan, and an epic TLC match against Edge. You can also find some interviews and promos here, while the third disc is a selection of 5 Questions with the Champ segments from WWE.com, which Cena was very popular on and makes a welcome inclusion. If you’re a fan of John Cena, this triple platter release is well recommended, but it won’t win over anyone who isn’t already a fan.
Video: How does it look?
All of the material is presented in full frame, as intended. There is a variety of sources here, but they all look more than solid. The matches look terrific, as good as when first broadcast, while the interview segments also come across well. The documentary follows suit, with a clean, sharp image that never wavers. So if you’ve watched WWE television before, you know what to expect and I think fans will be satisfied.
Audio: How does it sound?
The soundtrack for the documentary feature is excellent, very crisp and clean, as you’d expect from a new production. The sound is crystal clear, with no errors to mention. The interviews and matches sound also, just as good when they were first aired. Not much else to talk about here, the documentary sounds great and the rest of the footage is as good as we could want.
Supplements: What are the extras?
As mentioned above, this release has seven of Cena’s matches, a collection of interviews & promos, and an entire disc loaded with 5 Questions with the Champ segments. So there is a wealth of material to peruse here.