John Cena Biography
John Cena whose real name is John Felix Anthony Cena was born on April 23, 1977 in West Newbury, Massachusetts, United States.
Cena debuted into the world of professional wrestling in 2o01. Throughout his 12-year wrestling career, John Cena has already made several records including 19 championships, 12 world titles : World Heavyweight Championship twice and WWE Championship 1o times. He also earned three US Championships, 2 World Tag Team Championship and 2 WWE Tag Team Championships. He also won two Royal Rumble Match and Money in The Bank contract in 2012.
John Cena Education
John Cena attended Central Catholic High School, in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He was later transferred to the private prep boarding school, Cushing Academy. After completing his school education, he went to Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.
He was the captain and MVP of his high school football team, and was NCAA Division III All-American status as a center on the college football team. He later left the game as he thought he was way too small for the game. He still uses his jersey number 54 on his merchandise.
In 1998, after graduating from Springfield College with degrees in exercise physiology and human anatomy, he moved to California to pursue a career in bodybuilding. He initially worked as a driver for a limousine company and spent nights in his 1991 Lincoln Continental, unable to afford an apartment.
John Cena WWE Career
John Cenas turning point came in early 2000, during a casual conversation Cena had with a wrestler at Gold’s who encouraged the gym employee to take classes at Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW), a former World Wrestling Entertainment developmental company.
Cena took the advice and his ascension was rapid.Going by the name “The Prototype,” the ambitious Cena captured the UPW title on April 27, 2000 in San Diego, California. Over the course of the next year, Cena drew the attention of WWE executives and in 2001 the young entertainer signed a developmental contract with the company to work at Ohio Valley Wrestling.
Cena made his WWE debut that June when he signed up with the Smackdown roster and just two years later, Cena took home the United States Championship after defeating The Big Show in March 2004 in Wrestlemania XX.
In the years after Cena has notched many wins and titles and in 2007 he became the first wrestler to ever come up victorious against Edward “Umaga” Fatu.
Along the way Cena, whose good looks and sculpted body have earned him the title “The Marky Mark of Wrestling”, has greatly increased his status as a celebrity and like Hogan, Cena has proven that his showmanship in the ring crosses over into venues outside of it.
During his first years in WWE, Cena portrayed a vastly different character than he did in his later career. This character, a white rapper who wore jerseys, backwards hats, and a chain with a padlock around his neck, was known as the “Doctor of Thuganomics”. Cena sometimes used underhanded tactics to score victories, such as using his chain as a weapon behind the referee’s back. Cena often rapped before his matches, insulting his opponents, events that happened in the media, and even the crowd. Cena also regularly performed “rap battles”, where he and his opponent took turns rapping on each other. Cena reverted to this persona once during his feud with The Rock. In 2005, shortly after his first debut film, The Marine, his wrestling character was shifted from a rapper to that of a young military upstart.
Cena has portrayed a heroic character throughout his WWE career, with the exception of a villainous run in 2002–2003. Cena’s signature ring gear includes jean shorts, sneakers, wristbands, and armbands. Cena also wears a variety of T-shirts and baseball caps, which commonly include one of his catchphrases such as “never give up”, “you can’t see me”, and “hustle, loyalty, respect”.
Cena has a history of returning from actual (and kayfabe) injuries much sooner than expected. In 2016, ESPN reporter David Shoemaker said, “Never underestimate Cena’s recuperative abilities. He’s somewhere on the recovery scale between German platelet-rich plasma therapy and Deadpool.” Big Show stated he felt the most stable to be lifted by Cena, despite Cena being over 200 lbs lighter and almost a foot shorter, a testament to Cena’s functional strength.
John Cena Awards And Achievements
John Cena has achieved the remarkable feat of winning 25 professional wrestling championships, equaling the accomplishment of WWE legend, Ric Flair. He reigned as the world champion 16 times, which included 13 WWE Championships and three WWE’s World Heavyweight Championships.
He won WWE United States Championship five times and the World Tag Team Championship four times. Marriage & Love Life
John Cena announced his engagement to high school sweetheart, Elizabeth Huberdeau, while promoting his film ’12 Rounds’ and married her on July 11, 2009. After being together for three years, they divorced on July 18, 2012.
Following his divorce, he started dating Stephanie Garcia-Colace, better known by her ring name Nikki Bella. Even though he had decided against marrying and having kids, he eventually proposed to her on April 2, 2017 after their mixed tag team match at WrestleMania 33.
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John Cena Acting Career
WWE Studios, a division of WWE which produces and finances motion pictures, produced Cena’s first movie – The Marine, which was distributed theatrically by 20th Century Fox America beginning on October 13, 2006. In its first week, the film made approximately US$7 million at the United States box office. After ten weeks in theaters, the film grossed $18.7 million. Once the film was released on DVD, it fared better, making $30 million in rentals in the first twelve weeks.
His second film, also produced by WWE Studios, was 12 Rounds.[ Filming began on February 25, 2008 in New Orleans; the film was released on March 27, 2009.
Cena co-starred in his third film produced by WWE Studios, titled Legendary, which was played in selected theaters starting on September 10, 2010, for a limited time, then it was released on DVD on September 28, 2010.
That same year, Cena starred in the children’s film Fred: The Movie, a film based on Lucas Cruikshank’s YouTube videos of the same name, where he plays Fred’s imaginary father. The movie was first aired on Nickelodeon in September 2010.
In 2015, Cena made appearances in the comedy films Trainwreck Sisters and a cameo in Daddy’s Home.
He was the pace car driver for the 58th annual Daytona 500.
In 2017, Cena lent his voice for the animated film, Ferdinand.He also appeared Daddy’s Home 2, reprising his role from the 2015 film.
In 2018, Cena starred in the comedy Blockers, and will have a leading role in the Transformers spin-off prequel, Bumblebee: The Movie.
John Cena Television Career
In 2001, between his training in Ultimate Pro Wrestling and Ohio Valley Wrestling, Cena was involved in the UPN produced reality show Manhunt, in which he portrayed Big Tim Kingman, leader of the group of bounty hunters who chased down the contestants who acted as fugitives. The show, however, was mired in controversy when it was alleged that the portions of the show were rigged to eliminate certain players, scenes were re-shot or staged to enhance drama and contestants read from scripts.
Cena was featured on the ABC reality series Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race, which aired in June 2007, making it to the final round before being eliminated on June 24, placing third in the competition overall.
In 2007, Cena was interviewed for the CNN Special Investigations Unit documentary, Death Grip: Inside Pro Wrestling, which focused on steroid and drug use in professional wrestling. When asked if he had taken steroids he was heard to reply, “I can’t tell you that I haven’t, but you will never prove that I have”. The day after the documentary aired, WWE accused CNN of taking Cena’s comments out of context to present a biased point of view, backing up their claim by posting an unedited video of Cena answering the same question – filmed by WWE cameras from another angle – in which he is heard beginning the same statement with “absolutely not”. A text interview on the website with Cena later had him saying the news outlet should apologize for misrepresenting him, which CNN refused, saying they felt the true answer to the question began with the phrase “my answer to that question”. However, they did edit the documentary on subsequent airings to include the “absolutely not”.
Cena hosted the Australian Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards with Natalie Bassingthwaighte on October 11, 2008 in Melbourne.
Cena guest starred as Ewan O’Hara, brother of Juliet O’Hara, in an episode of the fourth season of the comedy drama Psych. He also guest starred as himself in the seventh episode of Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana Forever.
On August 17, 2015, Cena guest co-hosted Today on NBC. He co-hosted the show again on December 28 and 29, 2015. Cena appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on August 21, 2015. Cena co-hosted Today again on March 28–30 and May 9, 10, 13 and 30, 2016.
Cena hosts American Grit on Fox, which is a reality television series with 10 episodes. 16 men and women were split into four teams, where challenges were given. A $1 million USD prize was given to the winning team. American Grit premiered on Fox on April 14, 2016. Cena has been retweeting motivational tweets from his followers on Twitter who used the hashtag #ShowYourGrit, in a way that the fan did something motivational to his/her friends in a real-life scenario. The finale of Season 1 aired on June 9, 2016.
Cena hosted the ESPN ESPY Awards on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles.
On December 10, 2016, Cena was the guest host of Saturday Night Live (SNL) on NBC.
On January 24, 2017, Nickelodeon announced that Cena would host the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards ceremony on March 11. On January 11, 2018, it was announced that he would be hosting the awards ceremony again on March 24, 2018, becoming the third host behind Whitney Houston, and Rosie O’Donnell to host the ceremony back to back years. In addition, he will be working in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles voicing a recurring villain named Baron Draxum.
John Cena Movies
|2000||Ready to Rumble||Gym Patron||Uncredited|
|2006||The Marine||John Triton|
|2009||12 Rounds||Danny Fisher|
|2010||Fred: The Movie||Mr. Figglehorn|
|2011||Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred||Mr. Figglehorn||Direct-to-video|
|2011||The Reunion||Sam Cleary||Direct-to-video|
|2012||Fred 3: Camp Fred||Mr. Figglehorn||Direct-to-video|
|2013||The Hangover Part III||Himself||Cameo; uncredited|
|2014||Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery||Himself||Direct-to-video|
|2015||The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown!||John Cenastone (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2016||Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania||J.C. (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2017||The Wall||Staff Sergeant Shane Matthews|
|2017||Daddy’s Home 2||Roger|
|2017||Ferdinand||Ferdinand the Bull (voice)|
|2018||Bumblebee: The Movie||Burns||Post-production|
|2019||The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle||Yoshi (voice)||Filming|
|2007||Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race||Himself||7 episodes|
|2009–2016||Saturday Night Live||2 episodes
Season 34, episode 18 (guest)
Season 42, episode 9 (host)
|2010||Psych||Ewan O’Hara||Episode: “You Can’t Handle This Episode”|
|True Jackson, VP||Himself||Episode: “Pajama Party”|
|Hannah Montana||Episode: “Love That Lets Go”|
|Generator Rex||Hunter Cain||Voice role
Episode: “The Hunter”
|2012||Fred: The Show||Mr. Figglehorn||Recurring|
|2013–present||Total Divas||Himself||Recurring (season 1–present)|
|2015||Parks and Recreation||Episode: “The Johnny Karate Super Awesome Musical Explosion Show”|
|2016–present||American Grit||Host||Also executive producer|
|2016||2016 ESPY Awards||Himself||Host|
|The Edge & Christian Show||2 episodes|
|2016–present||Total Bellas||Main cast (season 1–present)|
|2017||Tour de Pharmacy||Gustav Ditters||TV movie|
|Psych: The Movie||Ewan O’Hara|
|2018||Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Baron Draxum (voice)||Recurring role|
|2018||Dallas & Robo||Robo (voice)||Also executive producer|
Songs by John Cena
Besides wrestling Cena, who has long had an affinity for hip-hop culture, became a recording artist when his rap album You Can’t See Me , hit record stores in the year 2005. The recording debuted on the U.S. Billboard chart at No. 15. His other credits include appearances on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice.
John Cena’s wife
John Cena married his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Huberdeau, in July 2009 but in May 2012, Cena filed for divorce a move that allegedly shocked Huberdeau. Their messy separation played out in the media but they eventually settled in July the same year. In 2012 however John Cena began dating fellow WWE superstar Nikki Bella and on April 2, 2017 he proposed to Bella after they defeated The Miz and Maryse in a tag team match at Wrestlemania 33.
John Cena’s Children
Not so much is said about John Cena’s children however it is rumored that he might have had kids with his ex-Elizabeth before they divorced back in 2012.
John Cena Net Worth
Cena is undeniably one of the most popular professional wrestlers today.Currently as as per studies carried out it is said that John Cena has a net worth of about 55 million dollars.