You’ve got to be one talented individual to impress the likes of WWE Superstar, John Cena, and that’s exactly what C.J. Cummings is — talented! Some have gone as far to call the15-year-old prodigy, “The LeBron James of Olympic Weightlifting.” Many in the know see him as America’s next great weightlifter who will put the United States weightlifting program back on the map after its 30-year drought in the world games. A heavy load to carry for sure, but one that C.J. Cummings has proven worthy of handling.

Cummings continues to garner attention in the weightlifting circuit with his incredible strength displays, and John Cena has taken notice. In his recent instagram post below, ‘The Prototype’ states, “I rarely ask this but if you do have time, give @CJ__Cummings a follow.” With props like that from one who knows a thing or two about big lifts himself, we have a strong feeling the fan base of young, C.J. Cummings is about to get much bigger.

Check out Cummings setting a national record at the 2015 USA Weightlifting National Championships a few months back (with a new mark of 175kg/385 pounds).