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‘If You Only Knew’ John Cena: Larry King Talks to the WWE Superstar (VIDEO)

You know he’s a champ, but do you know John Cena’s favorite hobbies, what he was like in high school, and who he thinks are the best trash talkers in the WWE? Read on to find out. . .

John Cena, the professional wrestler, rapper, and actor, is a record breaking champion with 12 reigns as WWE World Heavyweight Champion. As of 2015, he’s also broken a record of another kind and turned his wrestling motto “never give up” over to sick children battling for their lives. Cena has become the first celebrity to grant 500 wishes to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and has said that he wants the children he visits to “have an experience that will stay with them to forever.” 

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During an appearance on The Today Show in August, Cena granted his 500th wish to eight-year-old Rocco Lanzer who was diagnosed with leukemia.

In addition to his philanthropic involvement, Cena received praise for his performance in the 2015 Judd Apatow film, Trainwreck, where he played a sensitive meathead opposite star and writer Amy Schumer

Larry King sat down with the pro last year to discuss his new fitness program and the newly launched WWE network. Here are a few things we learned from Larry’s interview with John Cena: 

1. Cena had his first kiss during a game of spin the bottle in the fifth grade.

2. The best prank that has ever been played on him was when someone hid his WWE Championship belt when he needed it for a television appearance.

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Cena says he’s not much of a prankster because WWE pranks “get crazy…and if you prank, the pranks come back at you.” (Photo: WWE.com)

3. His favorite hobby besides wrestling? Cena loves weightlifting, and also a decent bottle of wine.

4. Cena’s favorite hip hop artist is Jay Z.  

5. He claims the best trash talkers in the WWE are a toss up between Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Steve Austin, and Ric Flair.

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John Cena in the ring with his favorite opponent, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. (Photo: WWE.com)

Watch the clip below from John’s interview with Larry to find out what he feels he has left to accomplish in wrestling.