Posted February 07, 2014

John Cena passes Kobe Bryant as most-liked American athlete on Facebook

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John Cena (Charles Sykes/Getty Images)

John Cena will fight nemesis Randy Orton in the Elimination Chamber later this month. (Charles Sykes/Getty Images)

John Cena’s time is now. The 36-year-old WWE superstar surpassed the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant as the most-liked active American athlete on Facebook, WWE public relations announced on its Twitter feed on Friday.

Cena, who won the 2013 Royal Rumble, has more than 18.6 million followers on his official Facebook fan page, while Bryant was just shy of 18 million as of Friday afternoon.

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The 14-time world champion Cena has 5.88 million Twitter followers, while Bryant, a five-time NBA champion who was voted into this year’s All-Star game by the fans despite playing only six games, has 4.3 million.


12 comments
RichardMadrid
RichardMadrid

I didnt know 6 yr olds had facebook accounts

RRS_WI
RRS_WI

The anti sports entertainment trolls on this page need to experience some "basic thuganomics" because they "can't see" the ability, work ethic, or stardom John Cena has.  HUSTLE, LOYALTY, AND RESPECT.

Aaron14
Aaron14

I am sure he is a good athlete in his own right but he is an artist and entertainer with pre-determined outcomes and choreography not someone that competes in a contest of athletic ability.

AliAbdulla
AliAbdulla

John Cena isn't an athlete, he's an actor.

JBoAuDioe
JBoAuDioe

that's very interesting .... hmmmmm

FrankBarger
FrankBarger

If they actually saw what kind of an obnoxious ocd jerkoff he waa it would be different

TheGreatBeard
TheGreatBeard

@AliAbdulla  John Cena IS an athlete. Not a fan of todays wrestling but I will admit, not many people can do what wrestlers do. Only difference is that he an athlete in an non-competitive entertainment aspect of sports

Voiceofreason3
Voiceofreason3

Get a life, being hostile and bitter towards a successful entertainer over the internet is just pathetic, lol.

jshawaii22
jshawaii22

@Voiceofreason3  

... and for those that don't see the upside to this,  John Cena is also #1 at granting children's  "Make a Wish" ... worldwide.  He also goes overseas to see the troops, does a tremendous amount of other civic work... so you don't like wrestling?    This isn't what this is about.


You can like him even if you don't care about wresting or think its  'fake' -- gee, that's news to us.  It's fake! Wow!


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