John Felix Anthony Cena
April 23, 1977
|Alma mater||Springfield College (BA)|
(m. 2009; div. 2012)
|Ring name(s)||John Cena|
|Billed height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Billed weight||251 lb (114 kg)|
West Newbury, Massachusetts
Los Angeles, California
|Trained by||Christopher Daniels|
|Debut||November 5, 1999|
John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (born April 23, 1977) 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.
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." 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]
- Ohio Valley Wrestling
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI Feud of the Year (2006) vs. Edge
- PWI Match of the Year (2007) vs. Shawn Michaels on Raw on April 23
- PWI Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (2003)
- PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (2004, 2005, 2007)
- PWI Wrestler of the Year (2006, 2007)
- PWI ranked #1 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2006 and 2007
- Ultimate Pro Wrestling
- World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE
- WWE Championship/WWE World Heavyweight Championship (13 times)
- World Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
- WWE United States Championship (3 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)
- Slammy Award for Superstar of the Year – 2009, 2010 and 20121
- Slammy Award for Holy $#!+ Move of the Year (2010) – Sends Batista through the stage with an Attitude Adjustment.
- Slammy Award for Game Changer of the Year (2011) – with The Rock
- Slammy Award for Insult of the Year (2012) - To Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero: "You're the exact opposite. One enjoys eating a lot of nuts and the other is still trying to find his."
- Slammy Award for Kiss of the Year (2012) – with AJ Lee
- Slammy Award for Match of the Year (2013) - vs. The Rock for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 29
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
- 5 Star Match (2011) (vs. CM Punk at Money in the Bank on July 17)
- 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)
- Worst Feud of the Year (2012) (vs. Kane)
- Worst Worked Match of the Year (2012) (vs. John Laurinaitis at Over the Limit on May 20)
- Wrestler of the Year (2007, 2010)
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 2012)
1 ^ Cena did not accept the 2012 award, opting to award it to presenter Ric Flair instead.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ John Cena: My Life. WWE (DVD). 2007.
- ↑ "John Cena's WWE History". UPW. Archived from the original on July 30, 2007. Retrieved July 4, 2007.
- ↑ "John Cena on Wrestlingdata.com". Wrestlingdata. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 "WWE Profile - John Cena". ESPN. August 1, 2021. Retrieved June 12, 2022.
- ↑ "UPW: John "Prototype" Cena". Ultimate Pro Wrestling. Archived from the original on April 17, 2008. Retrieved March 13, 2008.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 "John Cena". Cagematch. Retrieved June 25, 2020.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ "John Cena bio". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. February 6, 2005. Archived from the original on June 29, 2012. Retrieved May 5, 2007.
- ↑ Cridlin, Jay. "John Cena: The ultimate converted Rays fan". St. Petersburg Times. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2008-11-18.
- ↑ John Cena: My Life (DVD). World Wrestling Entertainment. 2007. Event occurs at 18:00.
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 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.
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 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.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 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.
- ↑ 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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