John Cena is a professional wrestler who the United States WWE Championship in March 2004 and has since extended his career to include films and television.
Cena is a 5-time U.S. Champion, 4-time World Championship tag Team, and 16-time World Champion.
He is also a twice Royal Rumble game-winner and a one-time bank winner and has been a host of many major World Wide Web pay-per-view tournaments, including five flagship events called WrestleMania.
The entrance theme used by Cena “The Time Is Now” was composed by Cena along with Marc Predka, and was sang by himself.
Early Life of John Cena
Born 23 April 1977 in West Newbury, Massachusetts, John Felix Anthony Cena was the second of five of John Sr. and Carol Cena’s family.
At an early age, Cena was excited about sports and preparation. When he was 15, he was a regular fitness rat and after graduating from high school, john Cena left to study physiology and proved his worth in the football field at Springfield College in Massachusetts. At Springfield, Cena became an all-American offensive liner and team leader in Division III.
In 2000, against the wishes of his father, the new college graduate left Massachusetts and pursued a new life as a bodybuilder in California. For the 6-foot 1-inch rising star it wasn’t an easy transition. He had just $500 in his wallet to settle him across the country. He folded towels and washed toilets at a Venice Beach Gold’s Gym to make ends meet. Since he could not afford an apartment, Lincoln Continental shacked up in 1991.
Walk to Wrestling
The turning point for Cena came at the beginning of 2000 when he was interacting with a wrestler in the Gold Gym who persuaded him to take lessons in the former worldwide entertainment production corporation Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW).
For Cena, the suggestion to go as a wrestler was not a totally strange idea. His dad, John Sr. (a.k.a. Johnny Fabulous), became an advertiser and businessman. When a boy grew up in Massachusetts, the younger Cena spent hours on TV watching his wrestling idols, such as Hulk Hogan, the last warrior, and Shawn Michaels, go to it.
As a wrestler, the ascent of John Cena was quick. The visionary John Cena called itself “The Prototype” and captured the UPW title in San Diego, California, on April 27, 2000. Over the next year, the company attracted the attention of the WWE executives, and in 2001 a production deal was signed between the young entertainer and the corporation to operate in the Wrestling Valley of Ohio (OVW).
WWE Debut and Champion
In February 2002, John Cena took the OVW Heavyweight Title, then made his WWE debut in June when he signed up for the Smackdown Roster. Just two years later, John Cena captured the United States Title, beating the Big Show in Wrestlemania XX in March 2004.
In the years since Cena has won several awards. In 2007, he was the first wrestler ever to win Edward “Umaga” Fatu.
Throughout the journey, his beloved John Cena , whose good look and sculpted body inspired the nickname of “The Wrestling Mark.” Like Hogan, John Cena proved that his performance in the ring was good in other locations.
TV, Movies, and Music Career
John Cena has starred with the WWE production of action movies The Marine (2006) and 12 Rounds (2009) in which the wrestler attempts to save his boyfriend from a terrorist gang in New Orleans.
Album: ‘You Can’t See Me’
John Cena is also a recording artist since his rap album, You Can’t See Me, hit record stores in 2005, who has long had an affinity with hip hop music. The recording premiered in the United States. Billboard 200 No. 15 map.
In 2015, Cena was critically lauded for his role in the hit comedy Trainwreck directed by Judd Apatow and written by Amy Schumer, the film’s star. John Cena played the muscular but delicate boyfriend of Schumer. “I got my chance to throw my humor into the world and simultaneously play the hulky guy who’s a gentle guy that I’m a really emotional man in real life,” John Cena told Business Insider. Later that year he appeared in the comedy Sisters Tina Fey-Amy Poehler and played a small part in Papa’s House.
Spending more time on his phone, John Cena co-starred the war movie Wall in 2017, spoke the headline bull of animated Ferdinand, and joined Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg for Daddy’s Home 2. The next year, before returning to the action stage with the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, he played a significant part in the raunchy comedy Blockers. In the 2019 Family Comedy Playing with Flames, John Cena then joined Keegan-Michael Key and John Leguizamo to play a trio of wildfire fighters whirlwind by disorderly children.
‘Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?’ Host
It was also revealed in 2019, that Cena will host a new edition of Are you more intelligent than a fifth grader? , a gig formerly of comedian Jeff Foxworthy. Prior to its June launch, Cena emphasized the parallels between entertaining viewers as a wrestler and a TV character and confirmed that the new iteration of the program would concentrate more on children than on young adults.
In July 2009, Cena married his girlfriend, Elizabeth Huberdeau. In May 2012, Cena submitted a divorce complaint that Huberdeau was surprising. Their tumultuous split happened in the newspapers but finally prevailed in July of that year.
Cena started to meet WWE Superstar Nikki Bella in 2012. On April 2nd, 2017, he suggested a team match in Wrestlemania 33 to Bella after they defeated The Miz and Maryse. Cena and Bella ended their relationship in April 2018 and reconciled briefly until they were confirmed to have gone their separate ways again.
The next year the wrestler became an actor and the engineer Shay Shariatzadeh started talking.\
His colleagues Kurt Angle and John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield and Paul Heyman have called Cena the biggest professional wrestler of all time.
On the birthday of John Cena, Vince McMahon said he saw him as a WWE babe Ruth, proving that Cena is the greatest celebrity in the history of WWE. This was later described at the entrance of Cena in Wrestlemania 35 when he returned with Elias in a segment as Dr. of Thuganomics. WWE released a video of Babe Ruth before the 2003–2005 theme song Cena began.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ohio Valley Wrestling
- OVW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Rico Constantino
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Feud of the Year (2006) vs. Edge
- Feud of the Year (2011) vs. CM Punk
- Match of the Year (2007) vs. Shawn Michaels on Raw
- Match of the Year (2011) vs. CM Punk at Money in the Bank
- Match of the Year (2013) vs. Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam
- Match of the Year (2014) vs. Bray Wyatt in a Last Man Standing match at Payback
- Match of the Year (2016) vs. AJ Styles at SummerSlam
- Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (2003)
- Most Popular Wrestler of the Decade (2000–2009)
- Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (2004, 2005, 2007, 2012)
- Wrestler of the Year (2006, 2007)
- Ranked No. 1 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2006, 2007 and 2013
- Sports Illustrated
- Muhammad Ali Legacy Award (2018)
- Ultimate Pro Wrestling
- UPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE
- WWE Championship (13 times)
- World Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
- WWE United States Championship (5 times)
- WWE Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with The Miz (1) and David Otunga (1)
- World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Batista (1) and Shawn Michaels (1)
- Money in the Bank (2012 – WWE Championship contract)
- Royal Rumble (2008, 2013)
- WWE Championship No. 1 Contender’s Tournament (2003), 2005)
- Slammy Awards (10 times)
- Game Changer of the Year (2011) – with The Rock
- Hero in All of Us (2015)
- Holy $#!+ Move of the Year (2010) – Sending Batista through the stage with an Attitude Adjustment
- Insult of the Year (2012) – To Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero: “You’re the exact opposite. One enjoys eating a lot of nuts and the other is still trying to find his
- Kiss of the Year (2012) – with AJ Lee
- Match of the Year (2013, 2014) – vs. The Rock for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 29, Team Cena vs. Team Authority at Survivor Series
- Superstar of the Year (2009, 2010, 2012)
- Best Box Office Draw (2007)
- Best Gimmick (2003)
- Best on Interviews (2007)
- Feud of the Year (2011) vs. CM Punk
- Match of the Year (2011) vs. CM Punk at Money in the Bank on July 17
- Most Charismatic (2006–2010)
- Most Charismatic of the Decade (2000–2009)
- Wrestler of the Year (2007, 2010)
- Worst Feud of the Year (2012) vs. Kane
- Worst Worked Match of the Year (2012) vs. John Laurinaitis at Over the Limit
- Worst Worked Match of the Year (2014) vs. Bray Wyatt at Extreme Rules
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 2012)
Other awards and honors
- Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame inductee (Class of 2015)
- Make-A-Wish Foundation Chris Greicius Celebrity Award
- Make-A-Wish Foundation Special Recognition Award (for being the first to grant 300 wishes)
- 2014 Sports Social TV Entertainer of the Year
- 2014 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Grand Marshal
- 2016 USO Legacy of Achievement Award