John Cena is one of the most multi-talented figures of his time. The rapper, actor and face of the WWE is now 38 years old, so he’s been in the spotlight for quite some time. However, despite all the time he has spent in the public eye, there are still some things that many people do not know about him. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about John Cena. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: He Is Left-Handed. Approximately 10 percent of the human population is left-handed, and John Cena just so happens to be part of that 10 percent! Cena often signs autographs using his left hand, and he also tends to hold microphones in his left hand as well.
Number Fourteen: His Rap Album Earned Him Respect. Cena’s rap album, titled You Can’t See Me, actually debuted at number 15 on the Billboard charts. The album sold over 140,000 copies in its first week alone!
Number Thirteen: He Has Interesting Roots. Cena’s father is of Italian descent while his mother is of French-Canadian and English descent, which makes Cena’s background a study in and of itself. Interestingly, the name “Cena” means “dinner” in Italian.
Number Twelve: He Played Football in College. In fact, Cena was quite the talented football player. He was a Divison III All-American center, and his number was 54.
Number Eleven: He Was a Bodybuilder. Though Cena has quite the built body now, did you know he actually used to be a bodybuilder? However, his career in bodybuilding did not pan out, although he has been on several covers of the men’s magazine Muscle and Fitness.
Number Ten: He Was First Known as “The Prototype.” When Cena’s wrestling career was first blossoming, he had the in-ring name of “The Prototype” because of his ideal and large physique.
Number Nine: He Collaborated With Bull Buchanan. The two were a short-lived rapping team, where Cena would insult his opponents by rapping, and Buchanan would follow it with “Boo-yah!” However, Buchanan was eventually replaced by Red Dogg.