We’re accustomed to the sight of wrestler-turned-actor John Cena looking ripped. But the multi-talented muscle man has taken pumping iron to new heights in 2018 while preparing for both a new movie and his first competitive WWE bout in six months. Here’s a look at his astonishing transformation.
Born in Tampa, Florida, in 1977, John Cena first competed on the national stage in Ultimate Pro Wrestling in 1999, earning its Heavyweight Championship title a year later. Shortly after, Cena moved to the WWE, where he had a low-key start. However, his popularity soon increased when he began rapping during his appearances.
Cena later morphed into what he referred to as a “goody-two shoes Superman” character during an interview with Complex. It was a persona that would define his wrestling career and much of the sport itself. Indeed, Kurt Angle, Paul Heyman and John Layfield are just a few of the legendary names who have hailed Cena as the finest competitor in WWE history. And looking at his list of achievements in the ring, it’s not hard to see why.