WWE Pro Wrestler Superstar John Cena is one of the many wrestlers with impressive physiques that would make even bodybuilders turn their heads on the street.
On top of everything John Cena is very lean, especially for a wrestler. That makes us wonder: is John Cena natural or is he using 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 quite visible and ripped.
In our guide for natural bodybuilders we have listed the maximum bodyweight of a natural bodybuilder who is 6’1″ tall at 190 lbs. This is a number for genetically gifted individuals before a contest (5% BF and in water depleted state). It’s aksi a number that’s extremely hard to achieve and most people will never get even close, at least not naturally. Well, John Cena is about 40-50 lbs above it already.
How big is John Cena compared to former bodybuilding champions?
At 6’1″ 240 – 250 lbs John Cena carries more lean body mass than many former bodybuilding champions. One example that you are already used to seeing is 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 had in his prime. This leads us to the logical question:
How is it possible for a natural lifter to get bigger than one of the most talented bodybuilders known to man kind?
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John Cena is even bigger than Arnold Schwarzenegger who competed at 6’2″, 235 – 240 lbs. To make the matter even worse for Cena Arnold has admitted to steroid usage many times, instead of completely hiding everything like most guys do.
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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 for a true protein powder only bodybuilder.
As you can see in the image above John Cena has 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 believe that bodybuilders have copyrights on steroids. This is not true and all professional athletes use a lot of the stuff. Wrestlers do not make an exception.
Do you really think that wrestlers have some secret weapons that help them build insane muscle mass naturally? Not really.
In fact, bodybuilding and wrestling have many things in common. They’re both SHOWS. Everybody knows that wrestling is fake. It’s staged and even though it’s still a hard sport, it’s mainly done for entertainment. It’s a little hard to get up once you get hit by a chair in the hands of a 300 lbs professional fighter, don’t you think?
If the goals 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 the way? 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 able to be a part of professional wrestling for a long time and was one of the guys that were actually paid to lose in order to make the other guy look good. Mike Bell was honest about his anabolic steroid usage and was still on because he was trying to get his name among the popular wrestlers once again.
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 and we don’t question John Cena’s work ethic. However, no matter how much time you spend working out, you can’t go beyond the limits of what can be achieved naturally, the same way you can’t make gravity disappear. No matter how high you jump, you will always come back down.