WWE star John Cena shows off his comedic side this summer, acting alongside funny lady Amy Schumer in the blockbuster Trainwreck. But it’s not his time in front of the camera or in the ring that the wrestler shared for EW’s Greatest Story Ever Told video series. Instead, Cena told a tale that was much more personal, which had him fighting back tears and offering up a special “I love you” message to his mother, Carol.
While Cena and his brothers may have been absolute terrors growing up – starting fires, fighting, swearing – his mother always stuck by her boys. It would take years to truly show her just how much her sacrifices meant to him, but eventually, Cena was able to honor her with a very special present for her 65th birthday.
Check out the full narrative above, and fans can catch Cena in Trainwreck, which is currently in theaters.