10 Things Vince McMahon Wants You To Forget About John Cena


9. The Prototype

For almost every legendary wrestling star you can think of, they surely had an embarrassing gimmick prior to their rise to fame. Triple H was a British aristocrat, The Rock wore fringes as Rocky Maivia, and Stone Cold had blonde hair and was called The Ringmaster. Just like those Attitude Era stars before him, Cena had quite a bad gimmick in his early days: The Prototype.

Cena had a Terminator-esque gimmick, which purported that The Prototype was half-robot, half-man. (Yeah, think about that one for a minute.) Fortunately, his gimmick switched from a half-human to a rapper, which became the predecessor to the Cena of today.