John Cena reveals he decided to start working out to stop people bullying him

John Cena reveals he decided to start working out to stop people bullying him - 3rd July 2017

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Wrestling superstar and actor John Cena wasn’t always interested in working out.Source: Supplied

WHEN it comes to killer bodies, John Cena is up there with some of the best.

The pro wrestler has well and truly made a career out of being one of the toughest guys in the world but, that hasn’t always been the case.

Speaking to CBS recently, the wrestling star and Trainwreck actor opened up on being bullied as a kid and how it led to him wanting to work out.

“I wanted to showcase not only my childhood past and what got me into the realm of physical fitness, which eventually led me to define myself, but also the current state of affairs,” he said.

Cena is one of the most popular and most hated personalities on WWE.Source: Supplied

“I remember the walk to the school bus, at the very least, five times, shoved down, toppled down,” he said in a promotional clip for Crocs.

“I asked my dad, ‘Is it okay if I start working out?’ By the time I showed up at high school, I was big. The guys who were pushing me down were kind of like, ‘We cool?’” he laughed.

While Cena admitted it was a hard time in his life, he “never once” got back at the bullies, believing it was what helped him find his passion in life.

“As horrible as it was for me, it was a catalyst for me to find a passion of my life. Everyone goes through those moments of self doubt,” he said.


Despite the wrestler overcoming his childhood bullies, his success in the WWE has led to thousands of trolls trying to take him down.

“The WWE calls me a ‘polarising figure,’ which is a very nice way of saying half the people like me and half the people despise me. I deal with it every single day, and I’m in an industry where it’s heavily criticised so you have to deal with a lot of adversity,” he told CBS.

But despite Cena having to deal with bullies everyday, there’s no denying he is still one of the world’s greatest pro wrestlers and more recently, has built an enviable acting career with roles in Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck and the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler movie Sisters.

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