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John Cena appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon earlier in the week, where he shared with the host that he had started bodybuilding at age twelve with a Joe Weider weight bench at his parents’ house in West Newbury, Massachusetts. Fallon produced a competition photo of Cena when he was 21-years-old, which caused the WWE star to wax philosophical about his chosen profession.

John Cena bodybuilder picture shown on 'The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon'

''I made this stupid decision that I wanted to go on stage with a bunch of other guys, oil my self up. But, you know what, I'm over it, because now for a job I go out on stage with other dudes and oil my self up...''

— John Cena, on his chosen profession


After the break, Fallon commented how much everybody loves Cena, which triggered a pensive soliloquy from his hulking guest. Cena proceeded to nostalgically butcher Adele’s “Hello” not once, but twice — the second time prompting his inner child (played by YouTube-sensation Troye Sivan) to emerge from behind the curtains.

The face of a child trying to keep his cool after meeting John Cena #TroyeOnFallon

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After embracing his inner child, Cena did what any hard-wired pro wrestler would do and body slammed Sivan to the hard stage floor.


The off-beat sketch nonwithstanding, Cena’s primary purpose for stopping by The Tonight Show was to plug his role as a drug dealer in the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler comedy Sisters.