John Cena is a 16-time World Champion and was the biggest name in WWE for well over a decade during his time at the top. As big a star as he is now, it appears Cena didn’t even mean to become a professional wrestler.

In case you didn’t know, John Cena was not always destined to become a professional wrestler and certainly had a long journey ahead of him before he could realize his potential as a professional wrestler.

When John Cena debuted on the main roster in 2002, he was nothing more than a bland babyface who had no future prospects. In fact, Cena almost got fired during his first year in Vince McMahon’s company.

While speaking with Kevin Hart on Hart To Heart, John Cena talked about getting into the world of professional wrestling. Cena revealed that he was going to join the military, and one of his friends told him about a place where they trained to be wrestlers. This led to him joining the school and the rest is history.


“[When Cena was about to join the military] a buddy of mine says ‘yo you know we trained to be wrestlers over in Orange County, you ever thought about going down?’ I was like m********* there’s a school? We can do this? Yes of course. We went to a place called LA Boxing in Orange County. I remember pulling up and seeing the ring through the window. I saw it and I was like this is what I’m going to do.

It wasn’t like I’m going to be The Rock. I was like I’m going to exist out here. Do this as long as I can as a weekend hobby and never thought it would be anything. So like it happened by accident.”

John Cena also returned during the WWE Money In The Bank Premium Live event. We will have to wait and see when The Leader of Cenation will be making his return to WWE television once again.

What’s your view on what John Cena said? Are you surprised by it? Sound off in the comments!

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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