The Shady Side Of John Cena

John Cena is yet another Word Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) success story. Following Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Cena has hit a winning streak in Hollywood with roles in movies including Amy Schumer's Trainwreck (2015). His prowess in the ring earned him millions of fans, and it was during his winning career he met the love of his life –- fellow wrestler, Nikki Bella. Fresh from hosting the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, he popped the question to his girlfriend in front of thousands during Wrestlemania 33.

But Cena has a shady past. From his real life feud with "The Rock," to his frat boy boasting about his romantic conquests, to the super sketchy way his first marriage ended, it's remarkable his wrestling character never turned heel — if the shoe fits and all...

This dude even made Nikki Bella sign a contract agreeing to the rules of his house before he let her move in! If that's not a pure villain move, we don't know what is. Keep reading to find out more about the shady side of this much-loved wrestler.

His feud with The Rock

Cena and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson had a bitter war of words in and out of the ring, in a feud that lasted years. Cena vented his fury at his mentor in 2009, calling him a part-timer for leaving the ring for Hollywood. "He's obviously ... got his start in the WWE, gone onto movies, but in the process, the whole time while he was in the WWE, he just preached to our fans – who are very loyal – how much he loved the business," Cena fumed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! "He says he loves the business so much, but then just up and leaves." 

Cena later apolgoized for his remarks in 2016, telling WWE, "He has transcended this business. And I think any time a superstar can give what he's given to the WWE... that's good for all of us." 

The wrestler continued to sheepishly backtrack on his comments, telling Sports Illustrated in early 2017 that he was thankful for the opportunities The Rock had created for him, especially since Cena himself had branched out into movies including Trainwreck (2015)and The Wall (2017).

"I'm very thankful to Dwayne Johnson," he said. "His success has gotten me a lot of opportunities that I'm extremely thankful for, and certainly wouldn't have without him. Dwayne's success really helps WWE in letting everyone know that we are more than just WWE superstars."

That Howard Stern interview

Back in 2006, Cena appeared on Howard Stern's radio show to promote his film The Marine, and made a series of controversial claims, including telling the shock jock he had an orgy with six women. Cena was seemingly desperate to shed his clean-cut wrestling image, so he dished the dirt about having sex with an overweight woman, telling Stern he'd been challenged to do the deed by his fellow wrestlers.

"There was an instance not too long ago where I hit the 280 (pound) mark," he crudely explained. "She took me home. It was a challenge set out to me by the entire (wrestling) roster. It was walk in the door, do the deed, and walk out."

He also said he regularly had sex with his fans. "When it's there, it's hard to say no. It's an interesting time for me... I'm just enjoying the experience," he said.

He told the shock jock the best sexual experience of his life was with two strippers in Louisville, Kentucky, and graphically described the sordid night. "It was every possible position that I wanted... they were enjoying it," he said.

His shock split from his childhood sweetheart

The burly wrestler wed his high school girlfriend Elizabeth Huberdeau in 2009, and the pair were blissfully happy, with Cena even declaring his love for his wife during a WWE Raw match in March 2012. However, just two months later, the wrestler filed for divorce, claiming in legal documents that the marriage had become "irretrievably broken.'

At the time, Cena blamed the split on a stressful home remodeling that was causing "unbearable strife" between him and his wife. TMZ reported a contractor filed a lawsuit against the former couple, claiming he wasn't paid $110,000 for work on the project. 

However, Huberdeau was blindsided by Cena's filing, and accused the wrestler of cheating on her with multiple women, and challenged their prenuptial agreement. The pair later worked things out amicably, but the details of the settlement remains confidential. 

Cena later admitted responsibility for the split, and told Rolling Stone his marriage had ended "because of my inability to be a good husband".

Their divorce was finalized in July 2012. Just four months later Cena had already moved on with fellow wrestler Nikki Bella.

He made Bella sign an agreement in order to live with him

Cena and Bella, real name Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace, started dating in 2012, and their love affair has not been without its ups and downs. Just a year into their relationship, the couple decided to move in together; but in order to do so, Cena demanded Bella sign a 75-page co-habitation agreement, meaning she had to adhere to all of his house rules.

"I had to have [Nikki] sign an agreement to live in the house. And that's... it wasn't a one-page, it's a 75-page agreement," the wrestler said on the WWE reality show Total Divas , showing the stunned beauty eventually conceding to Cena's demands and signing the papers so she can live with her man.

How romantic.

The couple's bitter war over kids

Although Cena is now blissfully happy to be engaged, he wasn't always so keen on the idea of walking down the aisle again. In fact, he's openly admitted to being a "stubborn" and "selfish" when it comes to both marriage and having kids, two topics near and dear to his fiancee's heart.

"Just because everyone else is happy with children doesn't mean that's how I have to live. I've been upfront about this," he told Rolling Stone in 2016. "I just have things I need to get done. It's not negotiable. We've been to therapy over it. I don't think it will ever be over with. I'm stubborn as f*** and extremely selfish as well. I don't want kids, I don't want marriage. That's me just saying, 'Hey, this is my life and this is how I'm going to live.'"

Bella later got him to change his tune on marriage; "To be quite honest with you, Nicole has taught me a lot about what she believes the union between two people is and she's made me a believer out of it," Cena told E! News

However, it appears Cena is still a no-go on kids, despite recently hosting the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. Days after getting engaged to Cena, Bella—who famously froze her eggs—told TMZ they would never be expanding their family.

He lied about his Trainwreck sex scenes

In 2015, Cena tried his hand at comedy in Amy Schumer's Trainwreck, in which he played Schumer's character's bodybuilding fling, Steven. The wrestler even ad-libbed his infamous sex scene, in which he tries to talk dirty to Schumer but fails miserably. 

But while the sex scene went over very well with movie audiences, Cena's girlfriend wasn't exactly thrilled about it, especially since he waited about a month after signing onto the project to tell her it was happening.

Cena confessed during a 2015 interview with Conan O'Brien that the withholding of information led to a riff in their relationship. "She has such beautiful brown eyes and they glowed with red hell fire," he quipped.