John Cena’s WWE Pre-Show Ritual Was Eating 10,000 Calories In Tic Tacs


John Cena credit his 16 WWE championship wins to… Tic Tacs?

On Friday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Present, the professional wrestler regarded again on his early WWE days and recalled a weird pre-fight ritual he lived by. “My factor was at all times Tic Tacs,” he instructed host Kelly Clarkson. “It is a nervous superstition that I at all times have earlier than we go on a broadcast.”

Appears harmless, proper? Nicely, John stated it received to the purpose the place he was overdoing it. “I’ve needed to wean myself off of them,” he admitted. “I’d as much as like three containers a day and it is proper within the 20 minutes earlier than broadcast.” Shocked, Kelly shouted, “That is like a toddler!”

And he agrees. As he revealed, “It is just about 10,000 energy and straight sugar.”

However, his minty contemporary breath was simply one other method to assist forestall one of many hazards of being a WWE fighter: Unhealthy hygiene.

“You are in a small confined house,” John defined. “The ring is 20 by 20 toes and also you’re with a bunch of fellows. So, you at all times need to attempt to scent your greatest.”

“However, this is the factor, we are a global touring company,” he elaborated. “So, we’ll do, like, a present in Shanghai after which come again to San Francisco and do a present in San Francisco. And lots of instances—and this from being a touring musician—generally journey will get tousled, generally flights get delayed. So, you possibly can, like, join in Budapest, land in San Francisco and need to go to the ring in two minutes.”

For sure, issues get smelly rapidly.

Today, nonetheless, his WWE schedule is a little lighter.

“My physique simply cannot deal with the schedule anymore,” he not too long ago confessed to Willie Geist. “After I turned 40, I actually took a glance within the mirror and stated, ‘Hey, man, I do know you actually like this, however as an alternative of 250 performances a 12 months, from right here on out, simply do it 100 instances and do it effectively.”

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