‘Vince Would Kill Him’: John Cena Saved His Father From Vince McMahon’s Wrath By Imposing A Tough Restriction On Him

Published 06/22/2022, 4:30 PM EDT

WWE Legend turned actor John Cena will celebrate his 20th anniversary in WWE in a few days. Cena has grown to be one of the most prominent professional wrestlers after a not-so-incredible outing in his first run. Additionally, Cena claimed on the Howard Stern Show that his father, John Cena Sr., was one of the key people that influenced him to succeed as a wrestler.

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL – APRIL 1: John Cena looks on before his match against Dwayne ”The Rock” Johnson during WrestleMania XXVIII at Sun Life Stadium on April 1, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)

Additionally, in the show, The Champ revealed how he saved his dad from Vince McMahon as well. If you didn’t know, John Cena Sr. had previously appeared in WWE. When John Cena learned of this, he instantly forbade him from using his name at this time.

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Cena on the podcast stated, “Believe it or not after I gained a little bit of steam in the WWE my dad with my same name John Cena got involved in the business.” He added, “He’s Johnny Fabulous [Now], I told him if you use John Cena, Vince would kill him.” When asked if his father was still active in the professional wrestling world, to which he replied, “yeah he’s still around.”

The Champ also disclosed that his father was the one who first inspired him to take an interest in wrestling. Despite being a very strict man, Cena said that his father was the only one that let The Champ wrestle freely.

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It is fairly obvious that The Champ has cemented his status as a WWE legend. Cena was the one who stood out and became the focus of attention for the company when the WWE was going through a time of transformation.

Additionally, he gave WWE numerous priceless moments during his tenure. Some of Cena’s most memorable events include his match against The Rock at WrestleMania, his feud with Orton, and the Royal Rumble in 2008.

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Additionally, Cena in recent years has been in and out because of his Hollywood career. The Champ has been among the top Hollywood actors. Notably, Cena has been in the Fast & Furious series, Suicide Squad from the DC Extended Universe, and Peacemaker. Cena has therefore been absent from the WWE since SummerSlam 2021.

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However, to celebrate his 20th anniversary, Cena will return to WWE on the 27th of June. The WWE community can’t wait to see The Champ back in the ring. However, it will be interesting to see for how long Cena will remain there in WWE.

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Adarsh Ojha

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Adarsh Ojha is a WWE and AEW Author at EssentiallySports. Before joining EssentiallySports, he gained valuable experience at Zee Entertainment and Awadh TV as a copywriter. An ardent fan of John Cena, Adarsh has earned his bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Communication.

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