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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 23 April 1977West Newbury, Massachusetts, USA
Birth NameJohn Felix Anthony Cena
Nicknames Prototype
Dr. of Thuganomics
The Franchise
The Marine
The Champ
The Chain Gang Soldier
Super Cena
The Face of the WWE
The Face That Runs The Place
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John Felix Anthony Cena, better known as WWE superstar John Cena, was born on April 23, 1977 in West Newbury, Massachusetts, to Carol (Lupien) and John Cena. He is of Italian (father) and French-Canadian and English (mother) descent, and is the grandson of baseball player Tony Lupien. When he was in college, he played football. He then continued on to be a bodybuilder and a limousine driver. The 6-foot-1 tall star weighs exactly at 240 pounds and is a very successful superstar in the WWE.

The Dr. of Thuganomics started training to be a wrestler at Ultimate Pro Wrestling where he also created the character, The Prototype. Cena first appeared on WWE in a match against Kurt Angle on the 27th of June, 2002 which ended up with him losing.

In 2004, John Cena's status as a celebrity began to develop. Cena won the United States Championship from Big Show. Not too long later, Cena lost the title but he gained it back soon. Cena then lost the title again to fellow WWE superstar, Carlito. During that time, Cena apparently got stabbed in the kidney by one of Carlito's bodyguard. This resulted him to stay out of action for a month.

In 2005 and 2006 respectively, Cena has made a few controversies. He had a feud with champion John Bradshaw Layfield, manager Eric Bischoff and fellow wrestler Chris Jericho. Cena also made feuds with Edge and Umaga at that time. But even so, some friendships were formed. Cena is said to be friends with Carlito after they won a match with Jeff Hardy against Edge, Randy Orton and Johnny Nitro.

The year 2007 became a big year for Cena as he got involved in a wrestling match with Britney Spears' ex and rap star, Kevin Federline. John ended up losing that match thanks to some assistance from Umaga to Kevin Federline. Later that night, Cena took revenge by body slamming Kevin Federline backstage. The year 2007 also started pretty well for John Cena as he became the first person to defeat the Samoan Bulldozer, Umaga that year. The Chain Gang Soldier also teamed up with Shaun Michaels defeating the RKO tag team, Randy Orton and Edge. The match ended up with Cena and Michaels winning.

As of October 2007, Cena lost his WWE Championship title because of an injury. While wrestling against Mr. Kennedy, Cena tore his pectoral muscle while executing a hip toss. Eventhough he finished the match and completed the rest of the scripted event, check up the next day found out that John's pectoral major muscle was torn completely from the bone, requiring seven months to a year rehabilitation. Because of not being able to perform, WWE's CEO, Vince McMahon stripped him off the title and ended his reign.

In the year 2008, Cena made an unannounced return to action on January 27 as the final participant of the Royal Rumble match. He won the match, and the traditional WrestleMania title shot. Cena also had a match against JBL, which he defeated at Judgment Day and then at One Night Stand in a First Blood match. However, JBL defeated him at the New York City Parking Lot Brawl. In the month of August, Cena had to replaced by Rey Mysterio after it was announced Cena had suffered a herniated disk in his neck which will require surgery and he will be out of action indefinitely. According to reports, Cena underwent successive surgery to repair the herniated disk in his neck with Doctor Joseph Maroon on August 25.

Aside from wrestling, John has also made his own name in the movie business. In 2006, a WWE franchise movie titled The Marine was released with John playing the lead character, John Triton. The movie received mix reviews due to the poor storyline and discrimination to the US Marines. Even so, fans queued up to watch the movie as this was John's first big screen appearance.

The WWE wrestler also adds recording artist to his resume as he released his debut rap album "You Can't See Me" which debuted at #15 on the US Billboard 200 chart. The album was recorded with his cousin Tha Trademarc. The album features his entrance theme song, 'The Time Is Now' & a host of other singles performed by Cena & one the songs he performed with popular rap band Estoric & a number of other songs Cena performed with famous rapper Bumpy Knuckles. Cena is the only professional wrestler to ever perform on BBC Two's long running TV show Top of the Pops.

While still being active with WWE, Cena made a couple of guest appearances Jimmy Kimmel Live! twice to promote his album. He has also appeared on popular shows like Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Fuse's Celebrity Playlist, Fox Sports Net's The Best Damn Sports Show Period, MADtv, G4's Training Camp and two appearances on MTV's Punk'd. He also served as a co-presenter, with Hulk Hogan, at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards, as a guest judge during the third week of the 2006 season of Nashville Star, and appeared at the 2007 Nickelodeon UK Kids Choice Awards 2007.

In fashion, The Champ has also made a few trademarks. Cena is often seen with knee-high denim jeans and throwback jerseys when he first started on WWE. Lately, Cena has been wearing a lot of Chain Gang merchandise. When his movie, The Marine was released, John was seen to be adding more military-inspired clothing to his outfit to promote his movie.

Cena graduated from Springfield College, Massachusetts with degrees in exercise physiology and human anatomy. He applied for 60 colleges and he got accepted by 58 of them but in the end, he chose Springfield College. He is the second eldest of five brothers and is said to be a family guy when he is not wrestling. His good friends are fellow wrestlers, John Hennigan, Batista, Randy Orton, Carlito, Jeff and Matt Hardy among whom he will have to fight with.

John Cena is definitely going to be a big inspiration to all whether in wrestling, fashion, music or even movies as his participation in the industry is already more than regular celebrity. With all he has achieved, fans can definitely expect to see more of this WWE superstar in the coming future.

Also recently he has completed his new movie 12 Rounds produced by WWE Films. This movie was said to be completed when John suffered from his injury in 2007.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anastasia Andrew Veno

Spouse (1)

Elizabeth Huberdeau (11 July 2009 - 19 July 2012) (divorced)

Trade Mark (30)

Trademark move: The Five Knuckle Shuffle (Fist Drop)
Finishing Move: Dropkick
Finishing Move: Protoplex/Killswitch/Freestyle
Finishing Move: Rapper Punch
Finishing Move: You Can't See Me Stalling Suplex
Finsihing Move: Running Corner Attack
Finishing Move: The Throwback (Running Neck Snap)
Finishing Move: Pump It Up
Finishing Move: Swinging Fishermanbuster
Finishing Move: Steel Chain Attack
Finishing Move: Missile Dropkick
STFU submission move
Finishing move: F-U (Standing Fireman's Carry Takeover or Fireman's Carry Powerslam)
Finishing move: STF-U (Stepover Toehold Sleeper)
Finishing move: Five Knuckle Shuffle (Fist Drop with Theatrics)
Trademark move: Killswitch (Side Release Spin-Out Powerbomb)
Trademark move: Flying Shoulder Block
Trademark move: Sit-Down Hip Toss
Trademark move: Freestyle/Protoplex (Swinging Fisherman's Suplex)
Trademark move: Throwback (Modified Neck Snap)
Trademark move: Double Leg Spinebuster
Signature Foreign Object: Steel Chain
Signature Foreign Object: Customised Knuckle Dusters
Signature Foreign Object: Chain Gang Pendant
Signature Foreign Object: Customised WWE Championship Belt
Trademark Finishing Combo: Attitude Adjustment/You Can't See Me Hand Motion/Five Knuckle Shuffle
Trademark Phrase: "You Can't See Me" (with waving his hand in front of his face)
Trademark Move: Saluting At The Edge Of The Platform Before Going Down The Runway To The Ring
Trademark T-Shirt Phrase: Never Give Up, Cenation
Trademark T-Shirt Phrase: Hustle, Loyalty, Respect

Trivia (90)

Former Ohio Valley Wrestling Heavyweight Champion.
Former Ohio Valley Wrestling Tag Team Champion with Rico Constantino.
Usually wears knee-high denim shorts with a throwback and cap.
2001 PWI Wrestling Rookie of the Year, 3rd runner-up.
Writes his own raps
Attended Springfield College in Massachusetts.
Is the second oldest of five brothers.
His debut match in the WWE was against Kurt Angle on WWE Smackdown! (1999).
His paternal grandparents, Felix J. Cena and Catherine A. DiVincenzo, were both of Italian descent. His mother has French-Canadian and English ancestry.
Defeated The Big Show (Paul Wight) for the U.S. Championship at WrestleMania XX (2004).
His father's name is also John Cena.
Is best friends with wrestlers Randy Orton and John Hennigan off-camera.
Sported his own version of the WWE United States Championship Belt. The front plate had a sparkled red/blue background with "US" in big white letters. The center plate spun round like a turntable.
Used to be known as Prototype before starting with the WWE
Sometimes known as "The Marky Mark of Wrestling".
Defeated John Layfield for the WWE Championship at "Wrestlemania XXI".
Cousin of "Tha Trademarc" Marc Predka.
Has four brothers - Matt, Sean, Boog, and Dan
#2 on the PWI top 500 wrestlers list in 2005.
Is a huge fan of cartoons
Played football his college year at his hometown of West Newbury, Massachusetts.
Resides in West Newbury, Massachusetts.
Has made a suggestion to WWE Films that they team up with Disney to do a film version of Dave the Barbarian (2004), with himself playing the title character.
Has a degree in exercise physiology and movement studies.
Former World Tag Team Champion.
Replaced Danny Cooksey as the voice of Dave in the Disney animated series Dave the Barbarian (2004), but the show was canceled before any new episodes aired.
Before he became a professional wrestler full time, he was a struggling voice actor.
His best female friend is Christy Carlson Romano.
Stripped of The WWE Title after being injured in a match against Randy Orton. Orton then became the WWE Champion as a result of being the #1 contender.
Teamed up with Randy Orton to face the whole WWE roster since Paul Levesque (aka Triple H) was general manager for the night.
Beat Randy Orton on WWE Raw so he can face Triple H and Randy Orton at WWE Wrestlemania 24.
Was booked to be the 2003 King of the Ring before WWE decided to cancel the tournament for that year.
4th August 2008, along with Batista, won the World Tag Team Championhips on Monday Night Raw, defeating Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes after Batista pinned DiBiase- this is Cena's 2nd World Tag Team Championship, Batista's 3rd.
November 23rd 2008 - won his first World Heavyweight Championship after defeating Chris Jericho at Survivor Series, his first match back from surgery for a herniated disc in his neck, an injury he picked up at Summerslam, in a match he lost to Batista.
His wife Liz was his high school sweetheart. They became engaged in September 2007.
Lives in Land O'Lakes, Florida.
Son of John Cena Sr..
Good friends with Sacha Baron Cohen.
Was involved in the only two instances when the holder of a "Money In The Bank" contract (which guarantees the contract holder a match for the Heavyweight or WWE Championship at a time and place of their choosing within 12 months of winning the contract) failed to capture the championship. The first time, Cena was the challenger who "cashed in" the contract but failed to capture the title (he won the match via disqualification, but championships don't change hands under such circumstances), and the 2nd time, he was the champion and successfully defended the title by pinning the challenger. In all other cases, whoever held the "Money In The Bank" contract was able to "cash in" the contract to successfully capture the title, and winning the contract is generally seen as a guaranteed title reign down the road.
Defeated Booker T to tie their series of 5, 2-2. The deciding match will most likely take place at WWE No Mercy 2004. [September 2004]
Was traded to RAW because of the month-long WWE Draft lottery. [June 2005]
Currently involved in a storyline between Eric Bischoff and Kurt Angle since Chris Jericho was fired. [August 2005]
Lost WWE Championship to Rob Van Dam at ECW One Night Stand. [June 2006]
Lost the United States Title to newcomer Carlito Caribbean Cool in Carlito's debut match. [October 2004]
Defeated Jesus (Pronounced Hay-Zeus) at WWE Armageddon in a street fight to retain his United States Championship. [December 2004]
Lost the Triple Threat WWE Championship match. [April 2008]
Will face Booker T at Summerslam 2004 in the first match of a Best of Five series to determine the undisputed WWE U.S. Champion, since he never lost the belt. It was stripped from him by former Smackdown GM Kurt Angle, when twice John Cena accidently hit the "injured" GM. [August 2004]
Lost to Kurt Angle at Unforgiven by DQ so kept his WWE title. [September 2005]
On April 2, on an edition of RAW, he & Shawn Michaels lost the World Tag Team Championships to Jeff & Matt Hardy in a Tag Team Battle Royal due to Shawn Michaels dumping him over the top rope. [April 2007]
Will be facing Eric Bischoff for the WWE Championship on October 3rd. [September 2005]
Defeated Booker T at Summerslam 2004 with the FU to win the first match in the Best of Five Series for the WWE U.S. Title. [August 2004]
lost the second match of the best of five series. Booker T had to use the second rope to get to the 3 count. [August 2004]
will face JBL at Judgement Day [May 2005]
Will defend his WWE Championship against Chris Jericho at SummerSlam on August 21st,2005 in Washington,DC [July 2005]
At the Royal Rumble he defeated Umaga in a Last Man Standing match retaining the WWE Championship. [January 2007]
Drafted to RAW as the first draft pick of the 2005 WWE Draft. [June 2005]
Will defend his WWE title at Unforgiven against Kurt Angle in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. [September 2005]
On January 29, he & DX member Shawn Michaels became World Tag Team Champions defeating Rated-RKO & giving Cena his very first World Tag Team title reign. [January 2007]
Defeated Booker T at WWE No Mercy to regain the WWE U.S. title in their best of five series match. [October 2004]
Defeated Carlito Carribean Cool to regain the WWE U.S. Title when he hit Carlito with the F-U. [November 2004]
Defeated Kurt Angle to win a tournament to face the WWE champion (JBL) at Wrestlemania 21. [February 2005]
Will defend his WWE title against Eric Bischoff on the RAW homecoming on October 3rd. [October 2005]
Won the WWE title back from Edge at the Royal Rumble. [January 2006]
Will be facing Edge in a match for the WWE title on a special Thursday night Raw with Mick Foley as guest referee. [February 2006]
Retained the WWE Championship defeating Shawn Michaels, Edge, & Randy Orton in a Fatal 4 Way at Backlash. [April 2007]
Set to defend the WWE Championship against Kurt Angle, Shawn Michaels, Kane, Carlito and Chris Masters at New Year's Revolution 2005. [December 2005]
Regained the WWE Title after defeating Edge at the Royal Rumble. [January 2006]
Was defeated by Shawn Michaels in a classic match when Raw was in London, England. [April 2007]
Wrestles on WWE SmackDown! [January 2004]
Has flown back to Australia to continue filming of 'The Marine'. [December 2004]
Lost the U.S. Title to Orlando Jordan when JBL hit Cena with the WWE Title. [March 2005]
Will face the number 1 contender at Wrestlemania 22 in Chicago, Illinois for the WWE Championship. [February 2006]
Won the 21th Royal Rumble Match [January 2008]
Defeated John "Bradshaw" Layfield at Wrestlemania 21 to become the new WWE Champion. [April 2005]
Currently involved in a storyline against Chris Jericho and Eric Bischoff, revolving around his WWE title. [August 2005]
At New Years Revolution he defeated the Samoan Bulldozer, Umaga, keeping his WWE Championship Title and giving Umaga the first defeat since he arrived on RAW. [January 2007]
After winning the Elimination Chamber, Edge used his money in the bank title shot to defeat Cena for the WWE Title at New Years Revolution [January 2006]
Defeats Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 23 retaining his WWE Championship. [April 2007]
Stripped of the WWE Championship because of a torn pectoral muscle. Was not allowed to defend the title at No Mercy due to his injury there by forfeiting the title and making Randy Orton the WWE Champion by default. [October 2007]
Defeated Kurt Angle to become the #1 contender and will now face JBL (John Bradshaw Layfield) for the WWE Title at WrestleMania 21. [February 2005]
Defended the WWE Championship against Kurt Angle at Survivor Series. [November 2005]
Defeated Triple H during Wrestlemania 22; kept the Championship belt. [April 2006]
Is set to face the Game, Triple H and the legend killer, Randy Orton in a Triple threat Match for the WWE Championship at the Grand-daddy of'em all, Wrestlemania 24 [March 2008]
November 2005) Retained the WWE Championship after defeating Shawn Michaels and Kurt Angle at the Taboo Tuesday Pay Per View.
Brother-in-law of retired wrestler Daniel Bryan.
Successfully defended the WWE Championship inside the Elimination Chamber at New Year's Revolution. But shortly after, Edge cashed in his Money in the Bank contract, allowing him to face Cena for the title. In about 2 minutes, Edge finished off Cena with 2 spears and got the victory, therefore winning the WWE Championship. [January 2006]
At Summerslam 2014, John Cena lost the WWE World Heavyweight Title when he faced off against Brock Lesnar.
Speaks Mandarin Chinese.
He is a fan of Japanese anime.
Is left-handed.

Personal Quotes (54)

You can't see me!
Word Life!
The Champ is here.
Whether fighting or spitting, my discipline is unforgiving!
If you want some, come get some!
I haven't backed down from a fight in my life, and I won't start tonight.
Kicking ass and taking names. Making checks and breaking necks.
I never back down, I never quit!
I regret nothing and fear less.
Live fast, fight hard, no regrets!
My time is now!
I admire the military. I guess in a world of villains and heroes, they're my heroes. Their dedication, their commitment, their discipline, their code of ethics.
I have certain things that I stand for, certain things that I believe in, and if you don't like it and you tell me to go to hell, I think that's your God-given right as a fan. It's one of those deals where I'm that one guy who is outside of that realm of good guy, bad guy. I'm just me, and it elicits a response both positive and negative.
I'm the one person who wears the words 'hustle, loyalty, respect' on my T-shirts and merchandise. My audience is children. It's very flattering to see a kid wear your T-shirt; it's even more flattering to have a dad come up to you and say, 'I watch you with my kid. Keep doing what you're doing. You're a role model for my son.'
When people show loyalty to you, you take care of those who are with you. It's how it goes with everything. If you have a small circle of friends, and one of those friends doesn't stay loyal to you, they don't stay your friend for very long.
I don't have any elaborate uniforms; I come to the ring in a T-shirt, a pair of sneakers and some shorts.
Seriously, I grew up a fan of Hulk Hogan, and I think I bring some of his best values to the ring... the values of a superhero. Always do your best. Never give up... I think kids want to believe in that, and they should believe in that.
I'm the guy who'll drive 250 miles tonight and be at the gym tomorrow at 10 A.M., when people are still sleeping in. I'm the guy who'll fly to Australia and find a gym. Fly back and first thing I do off the plane is work out before I shower or eat.
I think the greatest hip-hop artist of all time is Jay-Z, without a doubt. He just keeps amazing me with his performance, and since '96, that guy has been producing at least one hit every summer and every winter. That's a pretty good resume.
People can say whatever they want about the sport of bodybuilding, but to get prepared to do a contest or even think about doing a contest, or even to get into decent shape, it requires a certain amount of discipline, and it comes from taking a new year's resolution to a lifestyle.
By the time I was 15 and I stepped in the high school gym, I was just stronger than everybody.
Paul Bearer was very influential in the early stages of my career. He constantly hounded me and I just think he realized the potential that was there. He convinced me that I was in the right place and doing the right thing.
I'm not trying to brainwash my critics. If they're critics, they're critics, and that's their job to be critical, but I certainly enjoy the involvement I have with my fans. I enjoy the time I get to spend with them, and I don't waste time with someone stubborn who is not going to come around.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, then they become regrets.
As a kid, what brought me in the gym, what got me in there every day was a chance to break your personal best, a chance to be strong; I just really, really dig that.
Winning the Royal Rumble is as big an accomplishment as anything.
I hang out with a lot of the people I did when I was in high school, when I was in college, and I have a strong unit of people around me, whether it be friends or family, and if my head gets too big, they will definitely check me immediately.
'Tropic Thunder' is one of my favorite movies of all time. 'Blazing Saddles.' Anything that will get me to smile.
I don't doll myself up for TV because I want people to accept me for who I am.
My favorite thing about 'Saturday Night's Main Event,' it was that one time where I could stay up late with my dad and four brothers, and we would all beat the tar out of each other while the show was on, and it was all okay because my dad was a wrestling fan.
I hate any match that isn't a traditional Tag Team Match or a traditional Singles Match, because anything can happen. It's truly one of those deals where it's all about being in the right place at the right time.
Pretty much my feel toward MCs is, if you really got heart, you got passion, let's get on and do something. I like doing stuff with people that's real.
But I've been freestyling and messing around with rhyming since I was 13. That's when I really started listening to hip-hop music.
My home is at the WWE. I truly do love performing. The atmosphere here isn't like anything else. It's truly where I belong.
I don't play a character. It's totally just an extension of myself.
I'm fine with being beat-up and pushed around, but I'm really scared of heights and scared of ledges.
My dad is the reason I actually started watching wrestling. My dad was never big into sports; we were all big into sports as kids, and he'd go to our Little League games or whatever and not really know what was going on, because he didn't know about sports, but he knew about wrestling.
I watch just as much WWE as almost anyone, but I love to. It's something I enjoy doing. I don't force myself to watch. I get excited for Mondays. I get excited to see the show.
A lot of the stuff that I say doesn't even make TV because it gets cut out. So if you're at the live events you get to hear what I have to say, but if you're watching on TV, you're only getting about 50% of it.
Whether you like me or you don't, I still dig showing up for work.
I think the way WWE Studios is going now - they're going away from action, doing more drama, more comedy - it will open a lot of people's eyes. Because a lot of people see big guy, big frame: action superstar. We've proven, especially with 'Legendary,' that that is not always the case.
If you watch wrestling, you now know the hip-hop culture is being represented with wrestling. For the longest time, the cultures have almost been parallel.
My most string-beanish, I guess, is when I was 15 years old. From 15 to 16, I went from 155 pounds to 215. By the time I graduated from high school, I was between 235-250.
Ric Flair is one of the most entertaining guys to sit down with and by entertaining I don't mean he has catchy phrases, but that he's been through so much and his experiences are so genuine I could listen to him talk all day.
When my job isn't performing in a WWE ring, my job is to get back performing in that ring. When I'm hurt, all I have to do all day is get strong and get better. I'm a very dedicated physical therapy patient, and that helps a lot.
I was very unique as a child, dressed a certain way, acted a certain way, didn't fit in with everybody. So I immediately got picked on, especially around the age of 12 and 13, when you start going to junior high and start mingling with the older kids. To counteract that, strictly for self-defense, I wanted to get bigger.
I take pride in the fact that a lot of little kids dig what I do.
We really do have a lot of personality in WWE. You have to, to be in this job. You showcase a lot of personality.
The conditioning and the lifestyle changes you have to make to remain a healthy athlete are what molded me into what I am today.
When I hear people boo, that just makes me want to go out there and work harder.
When you see me on TV, that's about as close to my real personality as you can get.
In 1985, if you were a wrestling fan, you were into Hogan; that's just the way it was.
Chicago fans cheer and boo who they want. They're great fans whether they like me or not. They show you how they feel. I don't like crowds that sit on their hands.
I'm a small-time white kid trying to represent hip-hop. If a hip-hop artist comes up and beats me in a battle, who did they beat? A small-town white kid who ain't never been an MC, who ain't never done nothing. Now if an MC comes to battle and they get beat by a small-town white boy, that's MC suicide.

Salary (1)

WWE: The Best of RAW and Smackdown 2014: Volume 1 (2015) $10,000,000

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