John Cena is an idol for millions and a ton of people would love to be like him. One man went the extra mile and change his name to John Cena, but alcohol was very much a part of the process as well.

Cena is known to drink a bit too. He recently revealed that he got in a fist fight at his brother’s wedding while sloshed, but we’re not sure if his blood-alcohol level was up to par with this Irishman.

Lewis Oldfield is a 23-year-old from Bradford and he’s not even a WWE fan. He still went the extra mile with a tribute when he got so hammered that he legally changed his name to match the 16x World Champion.

This was the result of a dare, of course. He took that dare, and after spending £40 on six deed poll documents, which served as proof for his bank, and another £75 for a new passport, his name change was official.

The new John Cena talked to The Irish Sun about this name changing experience: 

“We’d had a few drinks and were play-wrestling. We were just messing around, pretending to do announcements like in WWE and one of my friends was introducing John Cena.” 

“One thing led to another and they dared me to change my name to John Cena. I was going to get a tattoo saying it but did this instead. I always follow through with dares so I just did it. I’m not even a wrestling fan!”

“My mum couldn’t stop laughing at me when she found out. My dad’s more serious so I’ve not told him yet. I actually don’t mind the name so I’m going to keep it.”

John Cena has not commented on this story yet. He’s very busy promoting Fast 9 and wrapping up shooting on The Peacemaker series for HBO Max. He’ll also likely be in the ring at SummerSlam. Millions of fans will be watching him at the biggest party of the summer, including one very dedicated (and likely drunk) Irish John Cena.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done on a drunken dare? Sound off in the comments!

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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