John Cena is considered a locker room leader in WWE, and the Face that Runs the Place. WWE’s Franchise Player is known for keeping it business in the ring, but even John Cena can crack up and break character.

Santino Marella’s comedy antics in WWE are still popular with fans, even though he’s with Impact Wrestling now. He created a lot of memories in the ring, and he also had interactions with John Cena that he will never forget.

While speaking with Insight with Chris Van Vliet, Santino Marella explained why he enjoyed making Cena crack up live on television. This turned into a goal of his, because the experience was so enjoyable.

“Oh, that’s a good question. Probably John Cena. When it comes from John Chainer. It’s funny because people come up to me like signings or conventions, and they’re like, you know, we can’t call them John Cena for like, the last 15 years. We call him John Chainer. And like, it’s changed the way a lot of people speak to, but it was just so sudden, like the pop was just kind of like, just caught himself, but it actually became a goal of mine to try and pop everybody.”


Making John Cena break character on worldwide television must be thrilling, especially if you’re doing your job by portraying a comedy character. Santino Marella, while his accolades in the ring aren’t tremendous, certainly entertainment millions of fans, including John Cena, for years.

John Cena recently returned to WWE television so he could set up a match against Austin Theory at WrestleMania 39. Only time will tell if the 16x World Champion adds another United States Title reign to his list of accomplishments, but fans will certainly be paying close attention to that encounter at the showcase of the immortals.

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