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5 Things WWE doesn't want you to know about John Cena

Pratyay Ghosh
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John Cena isn’t as squeaky clean as you think

John Cena has been at the top of the WWE for over a decade now has had a meteoric rise since his days as the “Doctor of Thuganomics” where he took the WWE Universe by storm as a white-boy rapper. As a 15-time world champion, Cena is definitely one of the greatest of all time, at least on paper.

WWE has tried to portray him as a white meat babyface since his transition from the rapper gimmick and even though a vocal section of the audience has turned against Cena in recent years given his superhuman booking, WWE won’t turn their golden goose heel – even though a Cena heel turn is sure to set the pro wrestling world alight like Hogan’s did in the mid-90’s.

As a five-time Wrestlemania main-eventer, a surefire future Hall of Famer and the face of the company, there are certain things in Cena’s past that WWE actively tried to hide about Cena’s past from fans. A character such as Cena, who has been a babyface for years and is an icon for kids, WWE want certain facts about Cena’s past as far away from WWE programming as possible.

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Did John Cena have an affair with adult film star Kendra Lust?

Comments on the Howard Stern Show – WWE wants fans to forget about his appearance on The Howard Stern show. Cena said some very controversial things during the interview that would definitely hurt his fan friendly squeaky clean image. Cena spoke about his opinions on steroids, his drinking habits and sexual intercourse with ‘fat girls’. Cena spoke about how his buddies once challenged him to sleep with a fat girl and Cena said he duly obliged, stating that he “took one for the team”.

John Cena buries The Nexus – Cena has been at the top of the WWE for over 10 years. In this time he’s been accused of ‘burying’ a number of talents by either not letting them go over or refusing to job clean on occasions. None of the instances was more apparent or damaging than the burial of The Nexus at SummerSlam 2010.

He’s tapped out – Despite Cena’s tagline “Never Give Up” and his claims of never taping out, that just isn’t the case. Cena has tapped twice in his career and to two of the best submission based wrestlers in wrestling history – Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit.

Had an affair with an adult film star? – John Cena’s ex-wife has claimed in the past that Cena cheated on her for over a year, while they were married, with adult film star Kendra Lust. The above photo has also done rounds on the internet further fueling speculation. Kendra, for her part, has denied these allegations but has also said that she’d gladly date John Cena if he were to pursue her.

5: Messy public divorce and numerous cheating allegations

John Cena and Elizabeth during happier times

John Cena married his high-school sweetheart Elizabeth Huberdeau in 2009. However, the pair were divorced by 2012. The divorce was a public and messy affair even though WWE and Cena did their best to keep matters as under the radar as possible. Elizabeth accused Cena of cheating on her and having multiple affairs.

Rumours of Cena’s affairs have been flying around for years with names likes adult film star Kendra Lust, Kelly Kelly and AJ Lee being linked to him.

The most notorious of these are the Mickie James rumours. Cena and James were in vignettes together on episodes of Raw in 2008 and the sexual tension between them was obvious as the two of them kissed on-screen with Cena even mentioning something about underwear. The duo allegedly had a short affair after which Cena politicked to get James, one of the top women in the company at the time, fired with WWE complying with Cena’s wishes.

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Pratyay Ghosh
Pro wrestling writer. Puroresu and Strong Style fan. Writer for SK Pro Wrestling and WrestleZone.
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