As pro wrestling's most invisible ever superstar, John Cena has had very few, if any, embarrassing moments, mainly because no one can see him so no matter what he does, no one is actually going to see it. Like a tree falling in a forest, if no one hears it, did it actually make a sound? If John Cena fucks up, did anyone actually see it?
Well, before Cena got his PhD in Thuganomics, he was nothing more than a Prototype (hardcore graps fans will get that reference) for what was to come later and, unfortunately for the 16-time World Champ, everyone could see what was happening down the back of his orange trunks.
Prior to 2003, Big Match John didn't rock the customary jean or cargo shorts that have become synonymous with his character, but instead opted for some generic beginner's trunks, in a daring shade of fluorescent orange.
Not the ring gear you want to be sporting when your guts head south with food poisoning, basically.
When SPORTbible got some one-on-one time with sport entertainment's premiere wearer of questionable denim (and that covers A LOT of ground) during his recent visit to the UK to promote new movie Ferdinand , Cena revealed that the weirdest, most embarrassing moment of his in-ring career came when he fell foul to a severe case of gut rot.
"The most embarrassing thing is when I performed with food poisoning. I happened to not be wearing my denim shorts, this was way back in the days of yore and believe it or not, I was wearing Halloween orange spandex trunks.
"At the end of the contest, the orange had turned into an unflattering Autumn brown.
"Another wrestling nightmare would be to have your music play and you're not ready to go out, but I would much rather arrive late but dressed for the occasion than pooping yourself and vomiting during a performance."
Fortunately, since the early '00s, Cena has traded violently messing his drawers for being an invisible, World title winning machine, so all's well than ends well.
Ferdinand is in cinemas from this weekend
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