John Cena, over the years, has displayed an extraordinary display of power. In his 20+ years of being in the ring, Cena has thrashed almost all the big names in the world of pro wrestling. However, his strength and dominance are limited not just inside the squared circle, but beyond that too.
John Cena showed his strength yet again on the set of ‘Today’ show where he went one on one with the NBA legend – Shaquille O’Neal. The host of the show, Hoda Kotb, asked the two who is stronger between them. Both Cena and Shaq humbly regarded the other person as the stronger one. However, Kotb wasn’t satisfied with the answer and wanted to witness the same live.
A table was readily set up for an impromptu arm-wrestling match. Cena was given the choice to choose his stronger hand but he passed the opportunity to Shaq. As the 7ft 1-inch giant held Cena’s hand, the audience was ready to see John Cena being put down in the match.
However, the 16-time World Champion stood beyond everyone’s expectations. After an intense match, the host feared if the two would break the glass table, the match was stopped. Cena concluded the match by declaring it to be a tie.
John Cena has beaten many strong men in an arm wrestling match
Shaquille O’Neal is not the only person who John Cena went one-on-one for an arm wrestling match. During his active WWE run, Cena has faced multiple stars for arm wrestling matches inside the squared circle. The matches are clear evidence of the great arm strength that the Leader Of Cenation possesses.
Back in 2008, John Cena and Mark Henry gathered in front of the Monday Night RAW audience for the iconic match. The match was intense and Cena was on the dominating side for most of the duration. However, before Cena could claim his win, Randy Orton interfered and left the result undeclared.
Another superstar who has met John Cena for an arm wrestling match is Alberto Del Rio. The former scored a clear instant win against the latter within seconds. However, the match was restarted and Cena used the same trick once again. But Alberto came prepared this time and landed a punch on Cena’s face and the two WWE stars started brawling in the ring.