Despite having $80,000,000, WWE icon John Cena was once homeless and ate free pizza in LA

Today, John Cena is one of the biggest names in WWE and is also a successful Hollywood star. However, The Cenation Leader’s rise to fame wasn’t easy. He even revealed that he used to be homeless prior to making his debut in WWE and lived on free pizza for months after moving to LA.

After having an extremely successful run in WWE, John Cena followed in the footsteps of Dwayne Johnson and Dave Bautista and transitioned to the Hollywood industry. Despite not experiencing much initial success, Cena eventually got his big break when he landed the role of Peacemaker in James Gunn’s Suicide Squad in the DC Universe.

John Cena was once homeless and ate free pizza in LA

Similar to how we read the stories of superheroes who always have lives full of hardships, The Cenation Leader is often idolized by kids to be a real-life superhero. Not to mention, Cena had a similarly challenging life while trying to make it big in LA.

John Cena

Despite being a fitness enthusiast in his teenage years and even having a college degree in exercise physiology, John Cena struggled to find a job during his initial months in LA in the ’90s.

In an interview with The Sun, Cena talked about his younger days and explained how success didn’t come to him as quickly as he had previously thought. He tried to get a job in the fitness industry but failed at every point. He then gave up on this idea and tried to become a highway patrol officer instead, but he failed to land that job too. In a matter of months, Cena became homeless and started sleeping in his car, a 1991 Lincoln Town Car.

Cena had to sleep in the back of his car for a few months. He also mentioned that he was working at a gym at the time, but it wasn’t enough to cover his expenses. So, in order to make do, he would use the gym’s showers and lockers. Cena also talked about how his father didn’t believe that he had what it took to make it big in Hollywood and wasn’t really supportive of the idea of him going to Los Angeles. However, he told his son that he was always welcome to come back home.

In the end, all of John Cena’s hard work and determination paid off. He quickly rose to fame when he made his debut in WWE in 2002 and went on to have an illustrious career in the company. As of now, Cena is part of one of the biggest action franchises in the world and is an extremely successful wrestler turned actor.

What is John Cena’s net worth in 2023?

Despite a rough start in Los Angeles, John Cena eventually rose to stardom as he became one of the biggest and most popular WWE superstars. He eventually became a part-time performer after moving on to Hollywood. Although his first few movies didn’t go too well, he eventually made a breakthrough and is now a part of two of the biggest franchises in Hollywood.

As of 2023, John Cena’s net worth is $80 million and is expected to rise due to his Hollywood success. His current salary is estimated to be around $10 million, and he received the biggest paycheck in WWE once upon a time. John Cena is currently making regular appearances in WWE due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, which has halted many Hollywood productions.

The 16-time World Champ is also confirmed to continue his appearances in WWE until the end of October. Fans are really excited and delighted to have The Cenation Leader back and look forward to all of his remaining appearances.


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