Complete History of John Cena

Ring name(s)John Cena, Mr. P, The Prototype.

Billed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m).

Billed weight 240 lb (110 kg).

Born April 23, 1977 (1977-04-23) (age 33) , West Newbury, Massachusetts.

Resides Tampa, Florida

Billed from Classified (UPW), West Newbury, Massachusetts (WWE)

Trained by Ultimate Pro Wrestling, Ohio Valley Wrestling

Debut 2001


In professional wrestling, Cena is a nine-time world champion having won the WWE Championship seven times and the World Heavyweight Championship twice. In addition to these championships, Cena has also won the WWE United States Championship three times, the World Tag Team Championship two times (once with Shawn Michaels and once with Batista). Cena also won the 2008 Royal Rumble match, and the 2009 Superstar of the Year Slammy Award.

Cena started his professional wrestling career in 2000, wrestling for Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW), where he held the UPW Heavyweight Championship. In 2001, Cena signed a contract with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and was sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) where he held the OVW Heavyweight Championship and the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (with Rico Constantino).

Outside of wrestling, Cena has released the rap album You Can’t See Me, which debuted at #15 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and starred in the feature films The Marine (2006) and 12 Rounds (2009). Cena has also made appearances on television shows including Manhunt, Deal or No Deal, MADtv, Saturday Night Live, Punk’d, and Psych. Cena was also a contestant on Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race, where he made it to the final round before being eliminated, placing third in the overall competition.

Early life

Cena was born April 23, 1977 in West Newbury, Massachusetts, the second eldest of five brothers – Dan, Matt, Steve and Sean. After graduating from Cushing Academy, Cena attended Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. In college he was a Division III All-American center on the college football team, wearing the number 54, which is still used on some of his WWE merchandise. He graduated from Springfield in 1998 with a degree in exercise physiology, after which he pursued a career bodybuilding, and also worked as a chauffeur for a limousine company.

Professional wrestling career


Cena started training to become a professional wrestler in 2000 at the California-based “Ultimate University” operated by Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW). Once he was placed into an in-ring role, Cena began using a semi-robotic character known as The Prototype. Some of this period of his career was documented in the Discovery Channel program Inside Pro Wrestling School. While in UPW, Cena held the UPW Heavyweight Championship for just shy of a month in April 2000. In 2001, he signed a developmental contract with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and was assigned to its developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). During his time there, Cena wrestled as both The Prototype and Mr. P, and held the OVW Heavyweight Championship for three months and the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (with Rico Constantino) for two months.


You Can’t See Me

Released: May 10, 2005

Chart positions: 15 U.S. Billboard 200, 10 U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, 3 U.S. Rap, 103 UK Albums Chart

Singles: “The Time Is Now”, “Bad Bad Man” (featuring Bumpy Knuckles), “Right Now”

Personal life

Cena writes left-handed. He is a known fan of Japanese animation and has mentioned on “Five Questions” that his favorite animated movie is Fist of the North Star. He has also said that he is a fan of the video game series Command & Conquer and names it his favorite game of all time. Cena is also a fan of the Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, New England Patriots, and Boston Celtics. Cena collects muscle cars and has over 20, some of which are one-of-a-kind.

While promoting his 2009 film, 12 Rounds, Cena announced his engagement to his girlfriend Elizabeth Huberdeau. They got married on July 11, 2009

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