Behind the Scenes of John Cena’s Big Cover Shoot for Men’s Journal

To call John Cena larger than life would be an understatement.

John Cena photographed by Art Streiber for the April 2018 Issue of Men's Journal

Master Your Domain With John Cena and the May 2018 Issue of Men’s Journal

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The wrestler and burgeoning Hollywood talent stands at 6’1″ and weighs in at 250 pounds, lots of it muscle earned while he was outworking every other guy on the WWE roster. And because he has such a great sense of humor, it seemed like a natural fit to poke a little fun at his size during his cover shoot for the May issue of Men’s Journal.

“I was trying to get ‘Moonlight Sonata,’ movement one,” he said of playing on a miniature piano. “But there’s just not enough keys!” With his perfect comic instinct in tow, he also rode a kid’s tricycle, sipped from a tiny teacup, and walked a tiny dog over the course of the shoot.

You’ll see more of that comedic timing on display when Cena’s new movie Blockers, which also stars Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and Hannibal Buress, premieres nationwide on April 6. The May issue, where you can read more about Cena’s unlikely rise to mainstream superstardom, is on newsstands now.

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