John Cena

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John Cena
John Cena visiting the Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia on December 8, 2012
Born (1977-04-23) April 23, 1977 (age 45)[1]
West Newbury, Massachusetts, USA
Lives inTampa, Florida, USA
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)John Cena
Juan Cena
Mr. P
The Franchise
Billed height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Billed from"Classified" (UPW)
West Newbury, Massachusetts (WWE)
"West Newbarnia, Mexico" (as Juan Cena)
Trained byUltimate Pro Wrestling
Ohio Valley Wrestling
DebutNovember 5, 1995

John Felix Anthony Cena Jr.[3] (born April 23, 1977[1]) is an American professional wrestler, singer, rapper and actor. He currently works for the WWE. Cena has won the WWE Championship/WWE World Heavyweight Championship thirteen times, the World Heavyweight Championship thrice, the United States Championship five times and the World Tag Team Championship 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. He starred as Peacemaker in the 2021 movie The Suicide Squad and his own television series for HBO Max. His most famous catchphrase is "You Can't See Me" which has become a very well-known meme in Western Society.

In Baseball, he is a Red Sox fan turned Rays fan.[4]

Career[change | change source]

World Wrestling 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."[5] 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. 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. He retired the next night on Raw after getting defeated by the debuting Dominik Mysterio, the son of professional wrestler Rey Mysterio. He was inducted in the 1938 WWE Hall of Fame.

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 John Cena on IMDb, retrieved 2008-11-30
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Superstars > Raw > John Cena > Bio". Retrieved 2007-05-05.
  3. Dawn, Randee (April 3, 2017). "John Cena pops the question to Nikki Bella at WrestleMania 33 — and she said yes!". Today. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  4. Cridlin, Jay. "John Cena: The ultimate converted Rays fan". St. Petersburg Times. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2008-11-18.
  5. John Cena: My Life (DVD). World Wrestling Entertainment. 2007. Event occurs at 18:00.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 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 1083-9593.
  7. 7.0 7.1 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 1083-9593.
  8. Beltrán, William (August 3, 2010). "Según el Wrestling Observer... ¿Quiénes son los mejores los mejores de la década?". SuperLuchas Magazine (in Spanish). Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Meltzer, Dave (January 23, 2013). "The 2012 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Annual Awards Issue". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, California. ISSN 1083-9593. Archived from the original on April 25, 2020. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  10. 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 1083-9593.

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