“My Name Is Dick Hammerbush”: John Cena Once Shared How He Humbly Started a Gigantic Career

Published 12/01/2022, 3:30 PM EST

The face of the company for a long time, John Cena, is one of the most well-known superstars in the industry. Prior to becoming a pro wrestler, Cena used to be a bodybuilder. However, after a failed bodybuilding career, he entered the land of pro wrestling.

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John Cena has had an illustrious career and has won around 16 World Championships. Always a main-event performer, he has often found himself in top high-profile feuds. He had impressive mic skills and an excellent, all of which together have helped him shine as a pro wrestler.

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WWE and Pro wrestling wrestlers often use a gimmick and a made-up name for their career and matches. This helps them in a better storytelling and also helps them connect with the fans more. During an interview with Wired, Cena was asked a related question.

One fan asked Cena, about how do wrestlers originate their wrestling name from, to which he answered wittily.

Cena stated that choosing his name was a complex and difficult process. He said, You see the name John Cena is not my real name. My name is Dick Hammerbush and it’s a very difficult government name to use because of the connotation it provides. So, in thinking of a fake name they thought of John Cena.”

He further stated that it was a simple name, and he used it because he felt connected with the name. He said, Simply, eight characters two syllables. Throw some trumpets behind it, it just works. Why don’t I use Dick Hammerbush? Because that is not who I am. I am John Cena.” 

Cena is a 16-times World Champion, and is tied with Ric Flair.

Is John Cena going to return to WrestleMania 39?

2022 was the only year that John Cena did not have a single match in WWE. However, WrestleMania 39 is approaching and Cena is heavily rumored to be in it. Although, nothing has been confirmed, everything is still a rumor.

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YouTube Sensation and WWE Superstar Logan Paul is also in the contention of having a match against John Cena at WrestleMania 39. In the three matches that Paul has had in his career, he has not disappointed in a single of them.

Always putting up high performances and excellent matches, Paul has already become a favourite of the fans.

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However, with nothing being confirmed, Cena’s match at WrestleMania 39  is still in question.

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Shounak Chakrabarti

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Shounak Chakrabarti is WWE writer at EssentiallySports. With a degree in Journalism, he wants to stand tall as an objective journalist. An avid fan of wrestling from childhood, Shounak has followed the sport from its very core and Seth 'Freakin' Rollins just happens to be his favorite wrestler.

Edited By: Debmallya Chakraborty

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