One of the successful wrestlers in the ring of all time, John Cena is an American professional wrestler, rapper, and actor. There are only a few wrestlers who have transformed their fame to make big in the world of showbiz, and Cena is one of them, who are being successful inside the ring as well as on silver screens.
With a career spanning almost two decades, Cena has won 25 championships, with 16 reigns as a world champion (13 times as WWE Champion and three times as WWE’s World Heavyweight Champion), an accomplishment only previously achieved by WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair. His film credits include ‘The Marine’, ’12 Rounds’, ‘The Reunion’, ‘Trainwreck’, and ‘Sisters’. He is also famous for his role in ‘Total Divas’, which has his partner Nikki Bella in the main cast, and its spin-off ‘Total Bellas’.
John Cena Biography
John Cena was born on the 23rd of April 1977, in West Newbury, Massachusetts, United States of America. He is currently 44 years old.
|Birth Name||John Felix Anthony Cena|
|Nickname||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|
|Date of Birth||April 23, 1977|
|Place of Birth||West Newbury, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Age||44 years old|
|Profession||Professional Wrestler, Actor, Rapper, Television Presenter|
|Ethnicity||Italian, French-Canadian, English|
|Residence||Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
- Father – John Cena, Sr.
- Mother – Carol (née Lupien)
- Siblings – Dan Cena (Brother), Matt Cena (Brother), Steve Cena (Brother), Sean Cena (Brother)
- Relatives – Tony Lupien (Maternal Grandfather) (Baseball Player)
John attended Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. He then joined the Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts where he received his degree in exercise physiology in 1998.
John Cena Wife and Love Life
John Cena was married to his wife Elizabeth Huberdeau from 2009 to 2012. The couple married on July 11, 2009, and filed for divorce in May 2012, which was finalized on July 18, 2012.
He then dated fellow wrestler, Nicole Garcia (aka Nikki Bella) from 2012 to 2018. They got engaged on April 2, 2017, however, a year later, they announced they have separated a while ago.
After dating for more than a year, he married Canadian engineer, Shay Shariatzadeh on October 12, 2020, in a private ceremony in Tampa, Florida.
Apart from those relationships, Cena also dated Lisa Marie Varon (2002), Barbie Blank (2012) and Maria Kanellis.
|Height||Feet – 6 feet 1 inch|
Centimeters – 185 cm
Meters – 1.85 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 114 kg|
Pounds – 251 lbs
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Shoe Size||11.5 (US)|
He first debut was in 1999 at Ultimate Pro Wrestling’s (UPW) California-based Ultimate University operated by Rick Bassman.
John Cena made his World Wrestling Federation (WWF) debut in a match against Mikey Richardson on October 10, 2000.
- AA – Attitude Adjustment / FU
- Killswitch / Protobomb / Protoplex
- STFU / STF
- Diving leg drop bulldog
- Emerald Flowsion
- Five Knuckle Shuffle
- Half nelson dropped into a neck breaker
- Running leaping shoulder block
- Running one-handed bulldog
- Sitout hip toss
- Sitout powerbomb
- Springboard stunner
- Sunset flip powerbomb
- Tornado DDT
His debut album was You Can’t See Me along with his cousin Tha Trademarc. The album also contains his entrance song “The Time is Now.”
John first cast in comedy film Ready to Rumble for his minor role as a gym trainer. It was an uncredited cameo.
In 2009, John Cena appeared as himself in the NBC’s late-night live TV sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live in the episode #18 of season 34.
Stacker 2 YJ Stinger (2004), Bad Boy Furniture Warehouse Ltd (2004), Emerald Downs Racetrack (2006), Subway sandwich (2007), Gillette Fusion razors (2009), Video Game – WWE Raw vs. Smackdown (2009), Foot Locker
John Cena Net Worth
As of 2023, John Cena has a net worth of whopping US$60 million. Because of his versatility in different areas, his earnings come from wrestling, movies, endorsements, television appearances, and others.
John Cena lives with his family in a luxury mansion in Nature’s Reserve in Land O’Lakes in Florida. His huge collection of cars include:
- 966 Dodge Hemi Charger
- 1969 Dodge Daytona
- 1969 AMC AMX,
- 1969 COPO Chevrolet Camaro
- 1970 Buick GSX
- 1970 AMC Rebel Machine
- 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Rallye 350
- 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator
- 1970 Pontiac GT Judge
- 1970 Plymouth Superbird
- 1971 Plymouth Road Runner
- 2006 Ford GT
- 2006 Dodge Viper
- 2007 Dodge Charger SRT-8
- 2007 Ford Mustang Saleen Parnelli Jones Limited Edition
- 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
John Cena Favorite Things
- Favorite Anime Film – Fist of the North Star (1986)
- All-Time Favorite Film – Tropic Thunder (2008)
- Signature Move – Ric Flair’s Figure Four Leglock
- Flick – Star Wars movies, Smokey and the Bandit 1 and 2 (Not the 3rd part)
- Muscle Car – 1970 Pontiac GTO, Ram F4
- Sports Teams – Red Sox fan (Baseball), Boston Celtics (Basketball), New England Patriots (American Football)
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John Cena Facts
Cena was a football player whilst in college.
His past jobs include a limousine driver.
In 2009, John got a Chris Greicius Celebrity Award for his contribution towards Make-A-Wish Foundation.
He won WWE United States Championship five times and the World Tag Team Championship four times.
He is a cigar aficionado.
Cena can also speak Mandarin Chinese, a language that he learned to expand WWE reach in China.
In 2019, he began hosting a revival of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader that airs on Nickelodeon.