John Cena is one of the most loved American professional wrestlers as well as the top ranking wrestler of WWE. His real name is John Felix Anthony Cena Jr.
Apart from wrestling, he is an actor and rapper. He was born on April 23, 1977, in West Newbury, Massachusetts. In WWE he is signed to both Smackdown and RAW.
John Cena Biography
|1.Real name||John Felix Anthony Cena Jr|
|2. Birthday||April 23rd 1977|
|3. Birthplace||West Newbury, Massachusetts, city of United States|
|4. Country||United States|
|5. Age||43 years (2019)|
|6. Birth Sign||Taurus|
|7. Height||In centimeters- 185 cm|
|in meters- 1.85 m|
|in Feet-Inches- 6’ 1”|
|8. Weight||In Kilograms- 113 kg|
|In Pounds- 250 lbs|
|9. BodyMeasurement||Chest- 50 inch, Waist - 36 inch, Biceps- 19 inch|
|11. Hometown||West Newbury, Massachusetts, city of United States|
|12. Schooling||Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts,Cushing Academy|
|14. Religion ||Christianity|
|15. Father Name||John Cena Sr.|
|16. Mother Name||Carol Cena|
|17. Brothers Name||Stephen Cena,Dan Cena, Matt Cena and Sean Cena|
|18. Maternal Grandfather||Famous baseball player Tony Lupien|
|19. Hobbies||Football, Basketball and playing Video Games|
|20. His Favorite Wrestler||Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan|
|21. His Favorite Actor||Jay Z (Hip Hop)|
|22. His Favorite Movie||Anchorman, Star Wars, Napoleon Dynamite,Tropic Thunder|
|23. His Favorite Music||Hip Hop|
|24. His Favorite Food||Burger King and Taco Bell|
|25. Marital status||Divorced|
|26. Wedding Date||19th July 2009|
|27. Ring Names||John Cena, Juan Cena, Mr. P, Prototype, The Prototype,|
|28. Nick Names||The Champ, Mr. Money in the bank, Doctor of Thuganomics|
|29. Finishing move||Altitude Adjustment, Step over toehold facelock, Spin Out PowerBomb|
Cena was born and bought up in West Newbury, Massachusetts, city of United States but later in 1998, he moved to California.
There he undergoes training for bodybuilding, before making a career in professional wrestling.
Bodybuilding and weight lifting is his passion. Now he currently resides in Tempa, Florida.
John has a great collection of the car. He made it like his hobby and got all the luxury cars in his collections.
Some of the cars from his collection are ‘ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM’, ‘CORVETTE ZR1’, ‘CUSTOM CORVETTE CR’, ‘INCENARATOR’, FORD GT” FERARRI’, two ‘ROLLS ROYCE, ‘LAMBORGHINI MURCIELAGO COUPE’ and ‘THE ASTON MARTIN’.
John Cena Personal Life And Assets
John Felix Anthony Cena Jr has been blessed with a lovely family.
His father name is JohnCena Sr. and his mother name is Carol Cena.
He has an older brother, Stephen Cena and three younger brothers (Dan Cena, Matt Cena, and Sean Cena).
He enjoys a handsome net worth of $ 35 Million.
Cena belongs to a stardom family. His maternal grandfather was a famous baseball player Tony Lupien. He was a great player and a successful coach of his time.
Cena did his schooling in Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Later he transferred to Cushing Academy, a private prep boarding school in Ashburnham, Massachusetts.
John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. completed his graduation in 1998 from Springfield College with a degree in exercise physiology and body movement.
While graduating in college he was NCAA Division III All-American center on the college football team and was number 54. While promoting himself in WWE he used to wear his t-shirt of number 54 printed on it.
After graduation, he focused on bodybuilding and worked as a Car driver and driven limousine cars for a year.
After completing graduation, John pursued his career in Ultimate Pro Wrestling’s (UPW) California-based Ultimate University operated by Rick Bassman. Rick Bassman is an American businessman and producer by profession.
In 1999, Mr. Money in the Bank got trained himself to be part of UPW. There he created a character ‘The Prototype’. Few journeys of his UPW’s journey were telecasted by Discovery Channel with the name ‘Inside Pro Wrestling School’. He retained UPW Heavyweight Championship for 27 days in 2000.
After being successful in UPW, Cena entered WWF(World Wrestling Federation) on October 10, 2000. There he feuded with Mikey Richardson and Aaron Aguilera at Smackdown. He fought there with the name Mr. Prototype.
Cena’s WWE Debut
John made his official WWE debut in 27th June 2002. He shocked the whole audience sitting in the arena with his skills in his first match against Curt Angle.
A young, dashing and smart kid entered the WWE arena the first time, challenging one of the top ranking wrestlers of that time ‘Curt Angle’.
When Cena made an entry, the first things comes in the spectator’s mind, What can a kid do to Curt Angle? But Energy packed Cena entered the ring with full stamina and started attacking Curt Angle. He showed his slams and moves on Curt.
In the mid of the match, Curt seems to be tired. He was unhelpful of applying any kind of slam to John Cena. So to win the match, he rolls out the Cena from behind and tapped him.
Curt Angle won the match but Cena won the hearts of audiences. He showed the whole world what a new kid can do in WWE. He showed everyone that he has “ruthless aggression”.
‘The first match of John Cena in WWE’, was the most searched topic on the internet when John Cena became a celebrity. After the match, The Undertaker, Rikishi, Faarooq, and Billy Kidman congratulated John Cena.
Stairs Of Success In WWE
His first match helped him to increase his number of fans and Then he started feuding with lots of superstars and defeating them in Pay Per View shows such as Chris Jerico in Vengence and Chavo and Eddie Guerrero in Velocity.
After being called The Prototype, Cena introduces a new character ‘The Doctor of Thuganomics’. He used to do rapping before the match to draw the attention of the audience.
He continued this gimmick one match after the other and got the nickname ‘The Doctor of Thuganomics’. His way of dressing like caps, T-Shirts, and Sports Jerseys helped him to be ‘The Doctor of Thuganomics’
In 2003, John feud with the champions like Brock Lesner, The Undertaker, and Chris Benoit. Cena also challenged Brock Lesner for the WWE Championship in Backlash. But lost the match.
John Cena becomes a fan favorite in his early stage even after losing matches. John once again lost the match from Curt Angle in No Mercy, But gained lots of compliments after the match.
In 2004, Cena after participating in The Royal Rumble match came in a sixth position before elimination.
John Cena WWE the United States Championship
After losing several matches, Cena finally got the victory and won his very first WWE United States Championship title from Big Show.
He retained the title for four months, which he lost to Curt Angle in Smackdown episode.
Cena won the title back by defeating Booker T in Best of five Series. Later he lost the title to Carlito.
After losing the title, Cena feuded with Carlito resulting him being attacked by a chain in his kidney at a Boston-area nightclub by Carlito’s bodyguard, Aaron Aguilera(WWE nickname Jesus).
The reality behind all this is that John Cena had to go for a month shooting for his movie The marine. After returning to WWE he won the United States title back from Carlito.
The John Cena has won the WWE World Championship title 13 Times in his career
Journey to the WWE Championship
- It was ‘No Way Out’. John was one on one with Curt angle to win a spot in WrestleMania 21 main event. John won the match and started feuding with John “Bradshaw” Layfield (JBL) WWE Champion.
- He got his title shot in WrestleMania 21 main event against JBL. John won his first WWE World Championship title after defeating JBL in WrestleMania 21. Cena was shifted to the Raw brand on June 6, 2005, taking his title with him and became the first wrestler selected in the annual draft lottery.
- Cena kept retaining his championship for a long time while defending it from Curt Angle, Shawn Micheal, Chris Jerico, and Christian.
- But after defending the title for 3 to 4 months Cena lost it to Edge in a match. One month later Cena won the championship back in Royal Rumble.
- After winning the title back, Cena retained the title-defending it against Triple H, Edge and Rob Van Dam. He was considered as a villain at that time as people chanting in the arena”You Still Sucks Cena”.Cena again lost the WWE Championship. Van Dam won the title shot against Cena at One Night Stand after interference from Edge. Which he won back from Edge in Tables, Ladders and Chairs match at Unforgiven.
- In 2007 episode of RAW, Cena suffered a legitimate torn pectoral muscle during a match with Mr. Kenedy. His injury becomes worst when Orton attacked Cena after the end of the match. Dr. suggested him to be out of WWE for at least seven months or a year after performing surgery. As a result, Cena gave away his title to Mr. Mcmohan and made a record in WWE to be the longest WWE Championship defender and winner in over 19 years.
World Heavyweight Championship
In November 2008 Cena won his first World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Chris Jerico in Survivor Series pay per view match, which he retained from Chris Jerico in Armegedon. Edge successfully clinched the title from Cena in No Way Out. But in Wrestlemania 25, Cena won it again from Edge. Cena lost the championship back to Edge in a Last Man Standing match at Backlash.
John Cena has won the WWE World Heavy Weight Championship 3 times in his career.
Cena won his fifth United State Championship title by defeating Rollins in Night of Champions. John retained his title by defending it to Rollins and New Day members Xavier Woods, Big E, and Dolph Ziggler.
On 29th January 2017, John tied Ric Flair’s record of winning 16 times World Championship after defeating AJ Style at Royal Rumble.
John also became one of the wrestlers who can join both RAW as well as Smackdown brand, which WWE pronounced him as “free agent”
John Cena has won 25 titles throughout his WWE career, which consists of 16 World titles(13 times WWE Championship and 3 times World Heavy Weight Championship).
Four titles are of Tag Team Championships( 2 times WWE Tag Team Championship with The Miz and David Otunga and 2 times World Tag Team Championship with Batista and Shawn Michaels) and remaining are of WWE United States Championship which he won 5 times.
His Acting Career
WWE wrestlers always tried in acting after being famous in wrestling. But few of them only succeed in it.
John Cena is also one of them. Cena didn’t gain much fame in Hollywood like other wrestlers but entertained his fans by few of his films.
Cena started his acting career by his first movie The Marine, which was released on 13th October 2006 and produced by The Fox Studio. The film did well. Its Worldwide gross collection is $ 18.7 Million (Approx). The director of the movie is John Bonited.
Fox Studio, which is part of WWE (production and financing division), produces another movie for Cena 12 Rounds. The movie was released on the 27th of March, 2009.
The director of the famous action packed movies’ Die Hard 2′ and ‘Cliffhanger’, directed the movie 12 Rounds.
12 Rounds failed to cross the worldwide collection of The Marine and restricted itself to $ 17.2 million.
Cena appeared in his third movie Legendary which was produced by once again, The Fox Studio and released on 9th September 2010. The director of the movie is Mel Damski. The movie made a collection of $ 2 Lac worldwide.
‘Mr. Prototype’ is known for his action-packed movies. But in 2015, he started appearing in comedy movies like Fred: The Movie, Trainwreck, Sisters and Daddy’s Home.
John also dubbed his voice in comedy animated movies like Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania and Ferdinand in 2017.
His latest movie releases in 2018 are Blockers, Transformers spin-off prequel, and Bumblebee.
His Music Career
John Cena received more love and fame in singing and rapping more than in his acting skill. He is a great ‘Rapper’ and he always used to rap before his matches, especially when he is in a feud with someone.
He has given some excellent soundtracks with the collaboration of WWE through its album WWE Original, (WWE Original is a music album released in 13th January 2004 by WWE, where all the professional wrestlers record their original songs). Some of the famous soundtracks Cena are:
His famous soundtrack Basic Thuganomics, which is also his first entrance theme as well, made him the champ in the music world.
It was featured in WWE Originals and released on 2004. After releasing this soundtrack, Cena got his nickname ‘The Doctor of Thuganomics’.
This song is one of the most famous songs of John Cena and it is liked by all. The audiences sitting in the arena always get goosebumps when Cena enters with his entrance theme song ‘Basic Thuganomics’.
After the release of the song, Cena got a tag ‘Word Life’, which his fans use when Cena makes an entry in the arena.
You Can’t See Me
You Can’t See Me is John Cena debut album released on the 10th of May 2005 and is released by the WWE Music Group and recorded by Columbia Records. The album was composed by John along with his cousin Marc Predka( stage name Tha Trademark).
In the United Kingdom, the album ranked at number 103 on the UK Albums Chart. The tracks of the album You Can’t See Me, helped Cena to cherish his musical personality.
His music shows that he can Rap, sing and do Hip Hop and mix this style with wrestling. Some popular tracks of his album are:
The Time is Now
In 2005, John recorded a song The Time Is Now for his debut album ‘You can’t see me’. This song is another goosebumps for Cena fans and is the current entrance theme of John Cena in WWE.
With the release of this song, John came in front with his tremendous creativity. Song’s title became his identity. He got another tag ‘You Can’t See Me’.
Even he uses his hand gesture as a signal for his tag You Can’t See Me, where he waved his hand in front of the face.
Some more songs from the album ‘You Can’t See Me’:
Make It Loud
If It All Ended Tomorrow
Bad, Bad Man
We Didn’t Want You to Know
Just Another Day
This is How We Roll
Know the Rep
Chain Gang Is the Click
Don’t F*** With Us
John Cena’s Journey From Marriage to Divorce
In 2009, John Cena’s movie 12 Rounds was about to hit the theatre. Then an announcement came of engagement of John Cena with his high school mate Elizabeth Huberdeau.
Cena surprised his fans by this announcement when he was promoting his movie.
The girl he was going to marry was not a famous celebrity though Elizabeth Huberdeau was having connections with WWE.
It is not clear in which school they met because John Cena completed his schooling in Central Catholic High School as well as Cushing Academy.
Elizabeth Huberdeau was John Cena’s high school sweetheart, Reported Bleacher Report
While interviewing with Seattle Post-Intelligencer, for promoting his upcoming movie 12 Round he said: “I’m gonna get married this year.” They two got married on 19th July 2009.
John shocked the whole world by filling the divorce case in May 2012 after 3 years of marriage. Elizabeth hit unexpectedly when Cena filed a divorce case after 3 years of marriage as reported by TMZ Sports
Heart Broken Cena
The effect of the divorce case and splitting with his wife can be seen in John’s life at that time.
The decision of divorce affected not only his personal life but professional life too.
A year after filing the divorce case, John Cena took on one with The Rock in Wrestlemania 29 on the 7th of April, 2013. John lost the match.
After losing the match to The Rock in Wrestlemania 29, John Cena was depressed. As it seems like he not only lost his match but also his personal life, his married life.
With conversation to WWE, he said that this loss sent me into a dark place.
After the match, John Cena made a statement to The Rock, “That match sent my life into a tailspin, both professionally and personally, because I could not get over my obsession with the fact that I had failed”.
As soon as the statement came in media, speculations started in WWE media and sports media related to John Cena’s divorce case. People started to relate the statement of John Cena’s with his personal life.
The controversy of Cena,s divorces had brought reporters and writers back to work as they got a job which they love the most.
The haters and the favourer of John Cena began to divide. Media started to create their own story about the case.
The reason behind the separation
But ever wondered what’s the truth behind divorce case? Elizabeth lawyer reported to the site that Elizabeth suspects Cena about cheating on her, as reported by TMZ
Elizabeth lawyer also stated to the site that, we have been looking for the pieces of evidence to prove Cena guilty in the court.
“We’re definitely following up on every lead relative to his being unfaithful before and after the separation,” Rafool(Elizabeth Lawyer) says. The things were getting worse and worse.
A few weeks later Elizabeth lawyer told the site that the matter of Cena and Elizabeth has been resolved privately and amicably by both of them.
Although the terms of the settlement kept confidential. That means they split from each other amicably.
“All matters [in the divorce] have been settled and resolved amicably.” Rafool reports to TMZ
Another reason for the divorce is explained in 2012 TMZ’s report, “John Cena: Why His Marriage Fell Apart.”
According to the report, the differences between Cena and his wife were increasing because of the remodeling of the house.
The cost of the remodeling of the house was unbearable. According to the report, Cena has blamed the divorce on the remodel, claiming it caused unbearable strife between him and his wife.
The report also states that the contractor hired by Cena for remodeling not paid in full. “We just found documents showing how bad the situation was… one of the contractors filed a lien on the house for $110,000, claiming the Cena’s didn’t pay him for his work”The report claims that the remodeling of the house is the main reason for the separation.
John and Nikki Bella Relationship
There always been a space for love in John’s life. Nikki Bella is a WWE wrestler and Diva.
There is no need for explaining where did John and Nikki first met. They met in WWE only. In 2013, in an interview, Nikki Bella confirmed that they were dating each other from the last year.
They started there living relationship in 2013 where Nikki moves with Cena. After living together, the relationship between Cena and Nikki was full of ups and downs.
Lots of news related to both of them were splashed at that time like they don’t want to live together or differences aroused in their relationship.
Cena at a time made Bella to sign a 75- page contract where it is written that Nikki will vacate his home ASAP if they split up.
Another news claimes that Cena didn’t want kids with Bella right now, as he wants to focus on his career and his professional wrestling.
Finally, Cena ended the rumors by proposing Nikki Bella on the 2nd of April 2017 Wrestlemania 33. There they also announced there wedding.
The preparation of the wedding was at its peak when the news of his engagement came. Nikki Bella and John Cena got engaged on 13th January 2018.
And the U-turn comes in the life of Cena and Bella. American reality shows Total Bellas reveals that the relationship of Nikki Bella and John Cena was not going very well and finally after six years of living together, the couple splits. On 15th April 2018, the couple announced there split on Instagram.
The Post reveals that after much contemplation and 6 years of being together, Nikki Bella and John Cena announced today their decision to separate as a couple.
While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another. We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives.
The American reality shows Total Diva and Total Bella claimed that John saying ‘No’ for the kids is the main reason behind there separation.
Was That Nikki Bella?
It was Nikki Bella who broke the relationship as the sources reveal. According to the sources People, Nikki Bella didn’t need a pity husband. The source reveals.
“[Nikki] doesn’t need a pity proposal, a pity wedding, a pity husband. She’s a phenomenal, tremendous woman,” the source says. The sources further add “Nikki is an amazing, talented, strong, one-of-a-kind woman. Anyone would be lucky to have her in their life—yet John acted more and more like he was doing her a favor by somehow conceding to go ahead and marry her.
So after six years of relationship, the couple separated.
Passionate For Wrestling
John made his career in wrestling and acting. But he is very passionate about wrestling. He shared his feeling about WWE and wrestling in the given interview:
But there are things that I want to pursue in lie, and as a 41-going-on-42-year-old man, I’m not afraid of taking those chances, even if some people are soured with my chances. But every second I have to myself, I wish there was a way to describe how busy I’ve been. And the opportunity I was given to stay home, the opportunity I was given from authority figures of the WWE to be like, ‘Hey, you need to take some rest for you.’ And my immediate answer was, ‘No, put me on every show, not just SmackDown Live or just the televised shows.’ I have a certain amount of time and I’m doing every single show because this is where I feel like I belong, and this is where I feel like my family is.