John Cena is an American professional wrestler, actor, rapper and television host. He is currently signed to WWE, where he appears for both the Raw and SmackDown brands. Cena soon signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 2000. He was then assigned to its developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW).

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

Profession

Professional Wrestler, Actor, Rapper, Television Presenter

Genre

Hardcore Hip Hop

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

He has released his musical contributions by WWE and Columbia Records.

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

John Cena was born on 23th April 1997, in West Newbury, Massachusetts, United States.

Age

He is currently 42 years old.

Sun Sign

Taurus

Ethnicity

White

John has Italian ancestry on his dad’s side while he is of English and French-Canadian descent on his mom’s side.

Religion

Christianity

Education

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.

Family Details

  • 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)

Marital Status

Divorced

Girlfriend / Spouse

John Cena dated –

  • Lisa Marie Varon (2002) – In 2002, John briefly dated former bodybuilder and wrestler Lisa Marie Varon. She is about 7 years his senior.
  • Elizabeth Huberdeau (2002-2012) – In 2002, he met Elizabeth at a high school and started dating him. When Cena was busy promoting his film 12 Rounds (2009), he announced his engagement to Liz. On July 11, 2009, the couple got married. But, this marriage went for merely three years. He filed for divorce from Elizabeth on May 1, 2012. On July 18, the divorce was finalized.
  • Mickie James (2008-2009) – John Cena and wrestler Mickie James were an item for a relatively short period of time. The couple ended things abruptly and Mickie was left disturbed by John Cena’s absence in her life.

  • Nicole Garcia (2012-2018) – In November 2012, John Cena started dating another wrestler, Nicole Garcia (aka Nikki Bella). They had first met at WWE. During WrestleMania 33, John Cena proposed to Nikki and the couple got engaged on April 2, 2017. But, the engagement didn’t last long and they revealed their separation in April 2018, after 1 year of engagement.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 6 feet 1 inches
  • In centimeters – 185 cm
  • In meters – 1.85 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 114 kg
  • In Pounds – 251 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 52-19-36
  • Chest – 52 inches
  • Biceps / Arms – 19 inches
  • Waist – 36 inches

Body Build

Bodybuilder

Eye Color

Blue

Hair Color

Light Brown

Shoe Size

Cena wears a size 11.5 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Working with WWE since November 1999.

Wresting Career

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.

Album Debut

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.”

Film Debut

John first cast in comedy film Ready to Rumble for his minor role as a gym trainer. It was an uncredited cameo.

Television Debut

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.

Finishing Moves

  • AA – Attitude Adjustment / FU
  • Killswitch / Protobomb / Protoplex
  • STFU / STF

Signature Moves

  • Diving leg drop bulldog
  • Dropkick
  • 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
  • Spinebuster
  • Springboard stunner
  • Sunset flip powerbomb
  • Tornado DDT

Brand Endorsements

John has appeared in lots of television commercials such as, 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. He has also been seen in a commercial for Gold’s Gym, energy drink YJ Stinger etc.

John Cena Favorites

  • Favorite Anime Film – Fist of the North Star (1986)
  • Favorite Film – Tropic Thunder (2008)
  • Favorite Signature Move – Ric Flair’s Figure Four Leglock
  • Favorite Flick – Star Wars movies, Smokey and the Bandit 1 and 2 (Not the 3rd part)
  • Favorite Muscle Car – 1970 Pontiac GTO, Ram F4
  • Favorite Sports Teams – Red Sox fan (Baseball), Boston Celtics (Basketball), New England Patriots (American Football)

John Cena Net worth

John Cena net worth is estimated to be $60 million as of 2019. Because of his versatility in different ares, his earnings come from wresting, 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

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About John Cena

  • Cena was a football player whilst in college.
  • While in college, he used to play college football (American football played by students). In his team, he was the NCAA Division III All-American center and used to wear #54 shirt.
  • After finishing college, he started bodybuilding.
  • He has also worked as a limousine driver in the past.
  • As per this tweet, John Cena used to do maximum 611 lbs squat weight in 2015 whereas in 2016, he increased that weight to 750 lbs (approx).
  • In 2009, John got a Chris Greicius Celebrity Award for his contribution towards Make-A-Wish Foundation.
  • John has also contributed as a singer and rapper from 2004 to 2005 and later in 2014.
  • If he could wrestle anyone from the past, he would likely to do that with Andre the Giant just to see if he could earn Andre’s respect.
  • He is a huge fan of muscle cars. He also takes interest in Japanimation, NASCAR races, and golf (plays once in a while).
  • He 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.
  • In October 2014, Cena was featured on two songs with rapper Wiz Khalifa for his two singles All Day and Breaks for the soundtrack to the WWE 2K15 video game.
  •  In October 13, 2016, Cena made his debut as the voice of Ernie the Elephant in a new commercial campaign launched by Wonderful Pistachios.
  • In November 2016 Cena appeared in a public service announcement, We Are America, sponsored by the Ad Council as part of its Love Has No Labels campaign.
  • In December 2017, the Ford Motor Company filed a lawsuit against Cena for selling his 2017 Ford GT, therefore violating his purchase agreement.
  • In 2018, Cena starred in the comedy Blockers, and had a leading role in the Transformers spin-off prequel, Bumblebee.
  • In July 2018, Cena moved to China, where he settled in Yinchuan. He went on to create a YouTube show on WWE’s channel, highlighting his trips to local stores and markets.
  • In February 14, 2019, it was announced that Cena would host a revival of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader on the network.
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