WWE Pro Wrestler Superstar John Cena is one of the wrestlers with impressive physiques that would make even bodybuilders turn their heads on the street.
John Cena has an extremely thick musculature, insane strength and very low body fat levels for a wrestler. This leads us to a logical question – can a natural man achieve such development naturally?
Can you become as big as John Cena without taking anabolic steroids?
How big is John Cena?
According to various online sources, John Cena has the following stats:
Height: 6’1″ – 185 cm;
Weight: 240 – 251 lbs – 109 kg – 114 kg;
The body fat of John Cena has not been officially listed, but it’s safe to say that in many of his photos he does not appear to be more than 8-10% BF since his lower abs are visible and ripped.
In our guide for natural bodybuilders, the maximum bodyweight of a natural bodybuilder who is 6’1″ tall is 190 lbs.
This is a number for genetically gifted individuals before a contest (5-8% BF in a water depleted state).
Well, John Cena is 40-50 lbs above that number.
How big is John Cena im comparison to former bodybuilding champions?
At 6’1″ @ 240 – 250lbs, John Cena carries more lean body mass than many former bodybuilding champions. One example would be Serge Nubret who at his best was 6′ @ 200-217 lbs.
Even though Serge Nubret was leaner and more conditioned than John Cena, the latter still has more lean body mass than the former. This leads us to a logical question:
How is it possible for a natural lifter to get bigger than one of the most talented bodybuilders?
John Cena is even bigger than Arnold Schwarzenegger who competed at 6’2″, 235 – 240 lbs and has admitted to using steroids.
Once again, how is it possible for a natural to achieve the size of Arnold completely naturally when Arnold is considered the most gifted bodybuilder to THIS day and used anabolic steroids himself?
That does not make any sense whatsoever.
Don’t forget that John Cena also has a bodybuilding background.
Back in the day, John Cena used to compete in bodybuilding shows. There are many photos revealing that he was a big bodybuilder and definitely had that Photoshop look which is almost impossible to achieve when you are a true protein powder only bodybuilder.
As you can see in the image above, John Cena had a pretty decent bodybuilding physique even by today’s size standards.
How is it possible to be that big and still 100% natural?
Another day, another ‘mystery’.
Why would wrestlers be natural?
Many wrongly assume that bodybuilders have a copyright on steroids. This is not true at all. All professional athletes use drugs. Wrestlers do not make an exception.
If the goal of both, bodybuilding and wrestling, is to create an illusion in order to entertain people and make a profit, why would wrestlers hold back instead of going all out? It makes no sense. More muscle mass, more entertainment, more cash.
In one of the best documentaries on anabolic steroids ”Bigger, Faster, Stronger”, one of the main characters is Mike Bell a.k.a. Mad Dog. He was part of professional wrestling for a long time and was one of the guys that were actually paid to lose to make the other guy look good. Mike Bell was honest about his anabolic steroid usage.
If you want to get a better inside, we highly recommend that you watch the movie. It really shows how important steroids are in the world of bodybuilding, powerlifting, and sports in general.
But John Cena works so hard? Maybe he just outworked everybody?
There is no doubt that all successful athletes work really hard to achieve success. This is true about every sport. We don’t question John Cena’s work ethic. However, regardless of how much time you spend working out, you can’t go beyond the natural limits.