WATCH: When John Cena Stunned WWE With a Fiery Freestyle Rap on SmackDown

Published 10/25/2021, 12:30 PM EDT


Many WWE Superstars have worked hard to get into the main roster of WWE. Many have struggled a lot to prove their worth to the company. John Cena is one of them who struggled during his early days in WWE to maintain his position.

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John Cena is the 16 time WWE Champion. Today, we know him as the biggest WWE superstar in the wrestling industry, but do you know he once performed a freestyle rap in the WWE?

Earlier, he was on the verge of getting fired, but freestyle rapping saved him and he retained his job and continued as a wrestler in WWE.

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In a SmackDown episode, Cena performed his freestyle backstage. Cena also rapped at the Royal Rumble 2003 during his entrance. Additionally, he had sung his own theme song “The Time Is Now“.

John Cena performs his freestyle rap

At a time, Cena was about to lose his job as a wrestler. He couldn’t connect with the audience, so the WWE decided to fire him until he performed a freestyle rap on the bus during a tour. His freestyle impressed the WWE creative team and they gave him a chance to perform in the ring.

He performed his freestyle rapping backstage in an episode of SmackDown. Later, Cena got his name as Doctor of Thuganomics.

In an interview, Cena said, “It really gave me a chance to invest in costuming, mannerisms, delivery, personality. I’m not the most technically proficient guy, I’m not the biggest aerial performer. But, I really love the make believe aspect, I really genuinely do and the storytelling aspect.”

“And being the rap guy, I bought it all in… the one thing that I got my a** kicked for as a teenager – dressing different and embracing hip hop culture, was the catalyst to me connecting with the global audience.”

Have you ever wondered why Cena is best with his mic skills? His mic battles always make him the best. Whether it is Roman Reigns or ‘The Beast’ Brock Lesnar or ‘The Game’ Triple H, he always shuts them up. WWE fans love John Cena for his wrestling style but also his mic skills. During his WWE career, he has also featured in some songs.

Cena features in Music videos and Movies

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Cena rapped in the music video H-U-S-T-L-E alongside rapper Murs. Moreover, John Cena has written his own song “The Time Is Now” and used it as his theme song. Many years have passed, but his freestyle rapping is still one of the main features of his personality.

John Cena is one of the most talented WWE Superstar ever and has a great mic and wrestling skills. Today, Cena is one of the top Hollywood actors from WWE and impressed the audience with his acting. His Fast and Furious 9 character Jacob Torreto is highly anticipated.

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Would you like to see John Cena performing freestyle once again? Do let us know in the comment section.

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Yash Sawant

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Yash is a WWE and AEW writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Yash is a BSC student and along with his studies follows his favorite sport. Being a WWE fan since 2012, Yash loves all things related to wrestling.

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