Trashed or not, this young man is good for his word.
A UK man has made headlines for his admirable and comical commitment to a drunken dare in which he promised to change his name to John Cena, despite not being a fan of the former wrestler.
“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,” Lewis Oldfield, 23, told the Sun of the story behind his recent legal identity change. “One thing led to another and they dared me to change my name to John Cena.”
The Bradford, UK, restaurant worker initially considered simply getting inked with the 44-year-old professional wrestler’s name, but then boldly decided to fully commit to completing the dare.
“I was going to get a tattoo saying it but did this instead. I always follow through with dares so I just did it,” he told the publication, adding “I’m not even a wrestling fan!”
In order to settle his ridiculous vow, Oldfield had to do much more than stumble into a tattoo parlor: In a very sober series of events, he paid $55 and filled out six legal documents as required to legally change his name in the eyes of his bank, among other organizations. Taking it one step further, he bought himself a new passport bearing his new title for $104.
His mother, at least, is highly amused.
“My mum couldn’t stop laughing at me when she found out,” he said.
However, he has not told his much “more serious” father, although he’ll surely find out soon, especially considering Oldfield has no plans to backtrack on his new moniker.
“I actually don’t mind the name so I’m going to keep it,” he said.
In a totally unrelated but relevant seeming post Sunday, the real John Cena tweeted “Look back, love and learn from your past just don’t get stuck living in it.”
Representatives for Cena did not return The Post’s request for comment.