We all know the man, the meme, the legend, that is John Cena. 16-time world champion in the WWE, he has headlined some of the organisations biggest events and is generally regarded as one of the most famous wrestlers ever.

But I bet you’ve never done any research around the bloke right? So why is he so ripped? Well, the answer may be closer to home than you thought.

In a recent interview with Huffington Post he spoke about what drove him to become so successful and so ripped.

‘I haven’t really run into a lot of folks that say that they weren’t bullied as a kid. Nowadays, especially with social media, there is a lot of bullying going on. But, I go back to my high school dynamic and there were like two kids who bullied people and they bullied everybody.

So, yes, I was bullied, but that goes along with a lot of people.’

He is currently working with um…Crocs as part of their Come As You Are campaign, which aims to promote individualism and self-expression. In an advert he spoke about his experience of bulking up, after a conversation with his Dad. But he stressed that he never sought revenge on those who bullied him.

Who knew you’d be getting life advice from John Cena?

Bullying can happen everywhere, no matter how old you are, or what your profession is. There are a bunch of helplines if you’re in need of help. Here they are:

Childline: 0800 1111

Bullybusters: 0800 169 6928

Bullying UK: 0808 800 2222