WWE Looks At The Bodybuilding Past Of Current Wrestlers, Tony Schiavone Appearing In PA

- Multiple WWE Superstars and Divas, including WWE Champion John Cena, Triple H and The Great Khali, have tried their hand at competitive bodybuilding in the past. The official WWE website has published an article recalling their claim to fame in this arena.

Before entering the field of professional wrestling, John Cena competed in bodybuilding competitions from the ages of 18 to 22 in the Yankee Classic in Massachusetts, as well as the Natural Iron Man and Natural Santa Monica Classic in California. The 11-time WWE Champion, however, admits that industry wasn’t “really wasn’t for [him].”

He adds, “However, it kept me disciplined. It kept my nutrition regimented. That’s what I take away from it. It got me used to regimenting my nutrition to eat for performance.”

Cena personally feels the dietary regiment necessary for competitive bodybuilding is too difficult, especially since he enjoys eating.

“It’s a 24/7 gig,” said Cena. “Packing your food, bringing it everywhere and worrying about every calorie you intake … I love food too much.”

- Former WCW announcer Tony Schiavone, who currently serves as a play-by-play broadcaster for the minor league baseball team Gwinnett Braves, will participate in a rare autograph signing on Saturday, June 1, alongside WWE Hall of Famer George “The Animal” Steele and former WWE wrestler Justin Credible. The event takes place from noon to 2:00 p.m. at Pro Wrestling World at the Merchants Square Mall 1901 S. 12th St. Allentown, Pennsylvania. (Event Information)

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  • eskymi

    I remember seeing Cena on an episode of Son of the Beach in which one of the characters entered a bodybuilding tournament. Cena was huge back then.

  • thepowerserge

    Tony Schiavone doing autographs? Yeah, that’ll put butts in seats! Just couldn’t resist the temptation.