Loved or hated, John Cena is without a doubt the most respected, and by far the most popular, superstar on the WWE roster. Although spending most of his time in the limelight, there are some amazing facts about John Cena that don’t grab as much public attention as his in-ring abilities do. Since making his debut in the WWE back in 2002 against Kurt Angle on an episode of SmackDown, John Cena has been at the pinnacle of the sports entertainment summit. Let’s get into some of those amazing, and little known, facts about John Cena.
His Rap Album Reached No. 15 On The U.S. Billboard Chart
John Cena recorded a rap album, entitled You Can’t See Me, with his cousin Tha Trademarc, which was released back in 2005. The record sold over 143,000 copies in its first week, and debuted at No.15 on the Billboard 200.
He Is Of Italian And French-Canadian Descent
You have read correctly. John’s father, John Cena Sr. is of Italian descent, while his mother, Carol Lupien, is of English and French-Canadian descent.
He Was An All-American Division III Center
It’s not hard to guess from his physical stature that during his college years John Cena was a star football center. His merchandise is often branded with his college number, 54, as can be seen on his chain gang jersey.
He Started Off As A Bodybuilder
Judging from his “god-like” physique, it’s not hard to imagine John Cena as a bodybuilder. Funny enough, that is where he started his career in the world of sports and fitness and to this day, he maintains those rigorous dietary and workout routines.