WWE icon John Cena once demonstrated his “beefy Dr. Phil” persona in an unexpected way, according to a humorous excerpt from Chris Jericho’s book, “The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea.” The excerpt describes an event that occurred during a tour in Alaska, where Cena intervened in a troubled young couple’s relationship after a show in Anchorage.
“The WWE had been promoting my return for a week with an amazing video package they’d put together using footage from Download that made Fozzy look like the biggest band on the planet, and the crowd was pumped and ready to see me,” wrote Jericho. “I started the show doing a promo with John Cena, and the fans responded to me like a babyface right off the bat. The promo went great, as did our main-event match; it was always fun to work with him. It was also fun to share a few cocktails together, so we went out for a few celebratory drinks after the show.”
John Cena Marriage Counsellor
According to Jericho, Cena began counselling the troubled couple, offering them marital advice. The couple ultimately decided to call off their impending divorce, much to the delight of Cena.
“Their marriage saved, we staggered back to my room to have a few more drinks,” wrote Jericho. “When we got upstairs, I opened the door, and that’s the last thing I remembered until I woke up fully clothed under the covers of my bed a few hours later. I had no idea where I was and almost screamed when I saw a dark figure sitting in the corner of the room.”
The excerpt also highlights Cena’s impressive drinking abilities.
“I’m not exactly Bon Scott, and I don’t drink all the time (despite what a lot of stories might suggest), but when I let loose, it’s not often someone bests me when the Yeah Boy’s (vodka and ice) are flowing. But much to my chagrin, whenever I’ve gone head to head with Cena on the drinking fields, I usually lose,” said Jericho.
It’s not every day that a professional wrestler saves a marriage, but as Jericho’s excerpt shows, John Cena is not your average wrestler. Cena’s ability to offer counsel and advice, as well as his impressive drinking abilities, make for an interesting and entertaining story.