– John Cena says he wanted to set himself apart by wearing street clothes
– The 47-year-old has also worn cargo-themed shorts while performing for WWE
– The wrestler’s longtime fans might recall that he used to sport a pretty basic in-ring attire when he came up to the main roster
WWE legend and Hollywood star, John Cena, has finally opened up on secret behind his signature denim shorts he donned for the better part of his career.
Speaking during a recent appearance on The Late Late Show hosted by James Corden, Cena revealed he settled for the outfit as he always wanted to be a rapper.
“If you look at my other options, it’s just underwear. So I wanted to do some sort of street clothes because my persona was a tough, wannabe rapper kid from the mean street of West Newbury. Tough to do that in your underwear, tough to do that,” Wrestling Inc quoted Cena.
The 16-time World Champion further added he wanted to set himself apart from other wrestlers by sporting street outfits.
Previously, Cena also wore cargo-inspired shorts during his in-ring appearance, but gave up on them as they exposed his crotch.
“So I’m pretty much in street clothes, and I chose denim because you don’t blow the crotch out of denim,” he said.
The 47-year-old transitioned into professional wrestling in 1999 when he debuted for Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW).
A year later, he signed for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) now WWE.
He gained industry fame after adopting a persona of a trash-talking rapper, and went on to win his first singles title in 2004.
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