- John Cena
- United States
- 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
- 260 lbs (118 kg)
- Date of Birth
- April 23, 1977
Born on April 23, 1977, in West Newbury, Massachusetts, John Felix Anthony Cena is an American professional wrestler, actor, and television presenter. He’s one of the most popular and successful wrestlers in the history of WWE.
John Cena made his WWE debut on SmackDown in June 2002, answering an open challenge by Kurt Angle. With his catchphrase, “Ruthless Aggression,” he showcased his drive and determination to make it in WWE.
Signature Moves and Attire
John Cena’s finishing moves include the “Attitude Adjustment” (formerly the FU), a fireman’s carry powerslam, and the “STF,” a stepover toehold facelock.
Cena’s wrestling attire usually consists of jean shorts (“jorts”), sneakers, and a variety of colorful T-shirts, caps, and wristbands, often displaying his catchphrases. He became known for his “Hustle, Loyalty, Respect” mantra, which is often reflected in his merchandise.
John Cena’s entrance music, “The Time Is Now,” is instantly recognizable to wrestling fans worldwide. The song is a hip-hop track performed by Cena himself, under his rapper persona.
Cena has had numerous significant rivalries over his career. His feuds with Randy Orton, Edge, and CM Punk stand out, but his battles against The Rock at two consecutive WrestleManias were particularly memorable, with their mix of reality and fiction capturing the audience’s imagination.
Titles and Achievements
John Cena is a 16-time World Champion, tied with Ric Flair for the most recognized world championship reigns by WWE. He’s also a 5-time United States Champion and a 4-time Tag Team Champion. Cena won the Royal Rumble match twice and is also a Money in the Bank ladder match winner.
Tag Team Partners
While mostly a singles competitor, Cena has teamed up with various superstars over his career. Some of his notable tag team partners include Shawn Michaels, Batista, and David Otunga, winning tag team gold with each.
Cena has been in numerous high-profile matches, such as his battles with The Rock at WrestleMania XXVIII and XXIX. Other significant bouts include his “Once in a Lifetime” match against The Rock at WrestleMania XXVIII and his WWE Championship win in the main event of WrestleMania 21 against JBL.
John Cena’s career has gone through significant changes. He started as a generic character, but his career really took off when he adopted a rapper persona, often freestyling before his matches. He later evolved into a superhero-like figure, becoming the face of WWE for over a decade.
Cena has been married twice, with his first marriage to Elizabeth Huberdeau ending in 2012. He is currently married to Shay Shariatzadeh, whom he wed in 2020. His personal life was often showcased during his time on the reality shows “Total Divas” and “Total Bellas,” where he appeared with his then-girlfriend, Nikki Bella.
Cena has been involved in various sponsorships and brand endorsements. He has appeared in commercials for Subway, Gillette, and Fruity Pebbles. He’s also been heavily involved in charity work, particularly the Make-A-Wish Foundation, granting over 650 wishes, the most in the foundation’s history.
John Cena’s influence on WWE and professional wrestling as a whole is undeniable. With his charismatic persona, impressive wrestling ability, and dedication to the business, Cena has truly earnedhis place as one of the industry’s all-time greats. From his memorable feuds and matches to his tireless work ethic and commitment to charity, John Cena has become an icon of professional wrestling and an ambassador for the sport around the world.