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John Cena


John Cena is an American Professional Wrestler, Actor, Rapper, and Television presenter. John Cena is famous for his appearance in WWE and is one of the legends of WWE.

Early Life and Childhood

John Cena is an American Professional Wrestler, Actor, Rapper, and Television presenter was born on (46 years old) born on April 23, 1977, in West Newbury, Massachusetts, United States. The name of his father is John Cena Sr. and his mother’s name is Carol Cena. He has four siblings one older brother named Stephen and three younger brothers Dan, Matt, and Sean. His grandfather was a baseball player Tony Lupien. John belongs to a mixed (Italian-American) ethnicity and follows Christianity. His Zodiac sign is Taurus.


John Cena attended the Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts, then transferred to Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. Later, he attended Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Therefore, he was an NCAA Division III All-American center on the college football team. Where he was captain and MVP of a football team. In 1998, Cena graduated from Springfield College with a degree in exercise physiology and body movement.

Professional Life & Career

Wrestling Career

John started his bodybuilding career as she graduated from college. But, he debuted in the World Wrestling Federation in a match against Mikey Richardson in 2000 but lost the match. Later, he was given another chance in 2001 SmackDown against Aaron Aguilera and won the match. Then he signed a contract with WWF.

He debuts in the television episode of SmackDownin 2002 after accepting the challenge of American Gold medalist Kurt Angle. Though he lost the match he soon became the fan favorite. Then, he appeared as a new character known as ‘Doctor of Thuganomics’. In 2004, he reached the final six in the Royal Rumble before being eliminated by the Big Show. It led to a feud that Cena won with his first WWE title, United States Championship.
After losing the United States Champion, In 2005 he began a feud with then-WWE Champion John “Bradshaw” Layfield. Then he won his first WWE world championship by defeating JBL at WrestleMania 21.

However, in 2006 he lost and reclaimed the WWE Championship against Edge. The next year he again won the World Tag Team Championship from Edge and Randy Orton in RAW. Again in 2008, he teamed up with Batista and won the World Tag Team Championship from Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase. The same year he defeated Chris Jericho to claim the World Heavyweight Championship.

In 2009, he won the WWE Championship in a memorable match with Randy Orton in an “I Quit” Match. However, he lost and regained the WWE Championship from Batista in March 2010. The next year, he won the WWE Championship from Rey Mysterio in a RAW match. In the year 2013, he eventually won the WWE Tag Team Championship with The Miz at WrestleMania 29. The same year he won his second Royal Rumble Match and announced to pursue the WWE championship.

He developed a feud with The Rock and won his eleventh WWE championship. Again losing the championship with Ryback he retains it in Extreme Rule. The same year he lost it to Danial Brain. After returning from surgery, he won World Heavyweight Champion against Alberto Del Rio in a Hell in a Cell match. Cena won his 15th world championship in Money in the Bank.

In 2015, Cena defeated Rusev for the United States Championship at WrestleMania 31. The same year he lost and retained the United States Champion against Rusev and Kevin Owens. He resumed his feud with then-WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins. John faced Rollins in a “Winner Takes All” match at SummerSlam. Again, Cena defeated Rollins to win the title for the fifth time at Night of Champions. Cena lost the title to the returning Alberto Del Rio in an open challenge.

In 2017, Cena defeated Styles at Royal Rumble to tie Ric Flair for the most world title reigns at 16. However, Cena would lose the championship two weeks later in an Elimination Chamber match to Bray Wyatt. From January he was involved in a storyline. Then he loses to Undertaker just under Two minutes. After he lost the Royal Rumble. Cena defeated Triple H.

In July 2017, he became a free agent which meant he would feature in WWE Raw and WWE SmackDown. He and his then-girlfriend Nicki Bella frequently fought together.

Music career

John Cena performed himself in his WWE theme song, “Basic Thuganomics“, which featured on the WWE soundtrack album ‘WWE Originals in 2004. The following year, he released his debut album, ‘You Can’t See Me‘, featuring his entrance theme, “The Time is Now“. He has appeared in Wiz Khalifa Two songs “All Day” and “Breaks”.

Films career

As for his acting career, he got his first movie role in ‘Ready to Rumble‘, in 2000. Then, he worked in many films and television series. Some of his famous films are in a film as ‘The Marine‘, ‘12 Rounds‘, ‘Legendary‘, ‘Fred: The Movie‘, ‘The Reunion‘, ‘Trainwreck‘, ‘Sisters‘, ‘Daddy’s Home‘ and ‘Transformer‘.


Before his professional wrestling career, he made an appearance in an advertisement for Gold’s Gym. As a wrestler, he endorsed the energy drink, YJ Stinger, in commercials in October 2003, and Subway for whom he filmed advertisements with their spokesperson Jared Fogle in November 2006. For a time in 2007, he also signed the contract with and endorsed the other two “signature collections” of energy drinks and energy bars sold by American Body Builders. In 2008, he filmed a commercial as part of Gillette’s “Young Guns” NASCAR campaign.

Personal Life

Talking about his relationship status, he is a married man. He tied the knot with Shay Shariatzadeh in a private ceremony on October 12, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. She is a product manager for a tech company in Vancouver.

They started dating in 2019 after he and his ex-fiancee Nikki Bella split in 2018. The duo also made their red carpet debut at the premiere of his film “Playing With Fire.”

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Caption: John Cena and Nikki Bella
(Sources: Fox News)

In July 2009, he married his girlfriend Elizabeth Huberdeau. But their marriage didn’t last long after Cena filed for divorce in 2012 which was shocking for Huberdeau and many fans. After the divorce, the same year Cena started dating  WWE dive Nikki Bella. Cena even proposes the Bella in the ring after the match against The Miz and Maryse. But they ended their engagement and went their way in 2018.

In July 2018, he temporarily moved to China, where he settled in Yinchuan. He even created a YouTube show on WWE’s channel, highlighting his trips to local stores and markets. He revealed that he would be living there for five months while acting in a film with Jackie Chan. The shoot ended in November 2018.

Awards and Nominations

John Cena has won many awards throughout his wonderful career. He has won the WWE feud of the years 2006, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2016. He has won the Most Improved Wrestler of the Year 2003, Most Popular Wrestler of the Decade 2000–2009, Most Popular Wrestler of the Year 2004, 2005, 2007, 2012, Wrestler of the Year 2006, 2007, and Muhammad Ali Legacy Award in 2018.

John Cena

Caption: 16 times World Champion
(Sources: YouTube)

Moreover, In World Wrestling Entertainment he is 3 times World Heavyweight Championship, 2 times the World Tag Team Championship, 13 times WWE Championship, 2 times WWE Tag Team Championship, 5 times WWE the United States Championship, Money in the Bank for the WWE Championship contract, Royal Rumble winner 2008, 2013, 10 times Slammy Awards and Superstar of the Year for three years in 2009, 2010, 2012.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter awarded him as Best Box Office Draw in 2007, Best Gimmick in 2003, Most Charismatic from 2006–2010, Most Charismatic of the Decade from 2000–2009, Wrestler of the Year in 2007, 2010, Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame Class of 2012.

Therefore, Some of his other awards are the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Class of 2015, Sports Social TV Entertainer of the Year in 2014, and the USO Legacy of Achievement Award in 2016.

John Cena – Net Worth 2024

John Cena has an estimated net worth of around $55 million. He is one of the richest wrestlers after Dwyane Rock Jonwshon. The sources of his income come from WWE he is one of the biggest superstars of WWE. Besides his wrestling career, he is a Hollywood actor and works in various films. Some of his earnings also come from Rap songs he has 2 albums and songs with Wiz Khalifa for WWE and its royalty helps increase his net worth.

He became the WWE company’s highest-earning superstar in 2018. John Cena is also a brand in WWE. Likewise, he made a $1 million donation to Black Lives Matter in June 2020 as part of the #MatchAMillion initiative made popular by the K-pop band, BTS.


The WWE superstar has been in controversy after openly criticizing the story writer and confusing story light. John is one of the biggest stars and the company should listen to him. John along with Daniel Brayan refuses to perform in Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia making a controversy. But he didn’t let the rumors and controversy affect his personal life.

John Cena – Body Measurements

The multi-talented star has a height of 5 ft 11 inches (1.80m) and a weight of 113 kg (250 lbs). He has 13-inch biceps with a 50-inch chest and a 36-inch Waist. John has Blue eyes and Light Brown Hair color. Furthermore, he even has dimples on both of his cheeks which enhance his smile.

John Cena

Caption: John Cena (Sources: Twitter)

John Cena – Social Media

John is highly active as well as popular on social media. His Facebook account John Cena @johncena has more than 43 million followers. His Instagram has more than 14.4 million followers and his Twitter account has more than 11 million followers. Moreover, he is one of the most popular social media personalities on the internet. Moreover, his Twitter account has amassed over 12.4 million followers.