John Cena Hustled Hard For Where He Is Today And It Hasn’t Been Easy

John Cena’s father was skeptical about his son’s move to LA but boy, did he prove him wrong!

How did John Cena make it in LA?

44-year-old WWE star and actor John Cena recently opened up about his life before he became famous, revealing that he had had to work hard to make it in life.

The professional wrestler revealed that in his initial days after he moved to Los Angeles in search of a better life, he had been homeless, living out of a car. “I slept in my car for a while, which happened to be a very roomy 1991 Lincoln Town Car. I had my clothes in the trunk and I slept in the back seat,” he opened up to SunSport.


At that point in time, John Cena was also working full-time at a gym but his pay was not enough to cover his bills and the cost of living in LA. “I’d wake up, use the locker rooms and the shower and repeat the process all over again,” he added.

Not everyone was supportive of his decision to move to LA

John Cena had moved from the Massachusetts town of West Newbury to LA in 1999. However, his father wasn’t too pleased with his son’s sudden decision. The actor revealed that his father did not support him in this decision and even discouraged him by saying that he would return home in two weeks “with my tail between my legs.”


However, John Cena proved his father wrong and made a place for himself in the world of wrestling since 2000. He quickly rose to fame after his big break in the WWE, although the path to success hadn’t been easy for him. His resilience, hard work and dedication carried him from rags to riches.

How is the WWE star doing now?

Now, John Cena has also stepped into the world of Hollywood and he already has a few movies in his bag like Trainwreck, Fast and Furious, and the latest movie in the Fast and Furious franchise, F9, which is it’s 9th installment. The actor plays the role of Jakob Toretto, Vin Diesel’s character Dom Toretto’s long-lost brother.


The actor also recently got married to the love of his life Shay Shariatzadeh on October 12, 2020 in a private ceremony. The couple has been enjoying a happy married life ever since.

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