John Cena

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John Cena

John Cena visiting the Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia on December 8, 2013
Ring name(s) John Cena
Juan Cena
Mr. P
The Prototype
Billed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Billed weight 251 lb (114 kg)[1]
Born April 23, 1977 (1977-04-23) (age 37)[2]
West Newbury, Massachusetts
Resides Tampa, Florida
Billed from "Classified" (UPW)
West Newbury, Massachusetts (WWE)
"West Newbarnia, Mexico" (as Juan Cena)
Trained by Ultimate Pro Wrestling
Ohio Valley Wrestling
Debut November 5, 1999

John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. (born April 23, 1977[2]) is an American professional wrestler, hip hop musician and actor. He currently works for the WWE. Cena has won the WWE Champion/WWE World Heavyweight Champion twelve times, the World Heavyweight Championship twice, the WWE United States Championship three times and the World Tag Team Championship (WWE) twice. Also, Cena won the Royal Rumble in 2008 and 2013. As for his musical career, Cena has released an album called You Can't See Me. Cena has also been featured in the movies The Marine, 12 Rounds and Legendary. In Baseball, he is a Red Sox fan turned Rays fan.[3]

Career[change | change source]

World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (2001 - present)[change | change source]

Cena was signed by then Person in charge of Talent Relations, Jim Ross on behalf on WWF. According to Ross, when he returned to Connecticut after signing Cena he walked into Vince McMahon's office and told him "I just signed your main event for WrestleMania in 5 years."[4] Cena would eventually make his WrestleMania debut 3 years later at WrestleMania XX winning the WWE United States Championship from The Big Show, and his Main event WrestleMania debut 4 years later winning the WWE Championship, from John "Bradshaw" Layfield.

During the match between Barrett and Orton, Orton won so Cena was forced to retire (Kayfabe). He was rehired by Wade Barrett and defeated him at TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs Pay Per View.

He was drafted to SmackDown as the first pick in the 2011 WWE Draft, but before the end of the night, he was drafted back to Raw.

He was defeated by The Rock at WrestleMania XXVIII. He won his second Royal Rumble in January 2013. Thus he got another match at WrestleMania XXIX against The Rock for WWE Championship. He won that match and became the WWE Champion.

Championships and accomplishments[change | change source]

1 ^ Cena did not accept the 2012 award, opting to award it to presenter Ric Flair instead.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Superstars > Raw > John Cena > Bio". WWE.com. http://www.wwe.com/superstars/raw/johncena/bio/. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
  2. 2.0 2.1 John Cena at the Internet Movie Database, retrieved 2008-11-30
  3. Cridlin, Jay. "John Cena: The ultimate converted Rays fan". St. Petersburg Times. http://www.tampabay.com/features/celebrities/article825879.ece. Retrieved 2008-11-18.
  4. (2007). John Cena: My Life [DVD]. World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved during 1 2009. Event occurs at 18:00.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Meltzer, Dave (January 26, 2011). "Biggest issue of the year: The 2011 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards Issue". Wrestling Observer Newsletter (Campbell, CA): 1–40. ISSN 10839593 .
  6. 6.0 6.1 Meltzer, Dave (January 30, 2012). "January 30 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Gigantic year-end awards issue, best and worst in all categories plus UFC on FX 1, death of Savannah Jack, ratings, tons and tons of news". Wrestling Observer Newsletter (Campbell, CA). ISSN 10839593 .
  7. Beltrán, William (August 3, 2010). "Según el Wrestling Observer... ¿Quiénes son los mejores los mejores de la década?" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. http://superluchas.net/2010/08/03/segun-el-wrestling-observer%E2%80%A6-%C2%BFquienes-son-los-mejores-los-mejores-de-la-decada/. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Meltzer, Dave (January 23, 2013). "The 2012 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Annual Awards Issue". Wrestling Observer Newsletter (Campbell, California). ISSN 10839593 . http://www.f4wonline.com/component/content/article/110-wrestling-observer-newsletter/29425-the-2012-wrestling-observer-newsletter-annual-awards-issue.
  9. Meltzer, Dave (2012-11-12). "Nov. 12, 2012 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: WON Hall of Fame 2012 double issue, six men inducted, all the news and info from around the world and more!". Wrestling Observer Newsletter (Campbell, California): 8. ISSN 10839593 .

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