John Cena, an American professional wrestler, rapper and actor, is arguably WWE’s most successful superstar.
This article will tell you about his bio, quick facts, childhood, early life, career, personal life, and net worth.
|Full Name||John Felix Anthony Cena|
|Famous for||Wrestler, Rapper|
|Date of Birth||April 23, 1977 AD|
|Age||44 Years (as of 2021)|
|Birthplace||West Newbury, Massachusetts, United States|
|Father||John Cena Sr.|
|Siblings||Sean Cena, Steve Cena, Matt Cena, Dan Cena|
|Spouse||Elizabeth Huberdeau, Shay Shariatzadeh|
|Net Worth||$60 million (estimated in 2021)|
John Cena, a professional American wrestler, rapper, and actor, is arguably the most successful WWE Superstar. He was encouraged by an employee at the Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach to become a wrestler. John gained a huge fan following after appearing on the UPN reality show “Manhunt”, and would later become a part of the WWE main roster. He rose to fame after defeating JBL to win his first WWE Championship. He went on to win 25 championships throughout his career to become one of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time. Cena convinced his fans to wear various characters, including The semi-robotic Prototype and rapper Doctor of Thuganomics. He also appeared as a successful actor in movies like The Marine, 12 Rounds, The Reunion, Trainwreck, and Sisters. His TV credits include “Total Divas,” with Nikki Bella as the main cast, and his spin-off movie, “Total Bellas.”
Childhood and Early Life:
John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. was born on April 23, 1977, in West Newbury, Massachusetts. His father, John Cena, is of Italian descent, while his mother, Carol, is of English and French Canadian ancestry and is the daughter of baseball player Tony Lupien. He has one elder and three younger brothers namely Dan, Matt, Steve, and Shawn. Primarily, he studied in Central Catholic High School, in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He was later transferred to the private preparatory boarding school, Cushing Academy. After his school education, he attended Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.
John Cena was the captain and best player on the high school football team and had NCAA Division III All-American status as a centerpiece on the college football team. He later left the game because he thought he was too small for the game. He’s still wearing his No. 54 shirt on his merchandise. He moved to California to pursue a career in bodybuilding in 1998, after graduating from Springfield College with degrees in exercise physiology and human anatomy. Initially, he worked as a driver for a limousine company and spent nights in his 1991 Lincoln Continental, unable to purchase an apartment.
Assuming his semi-auto character, “The Prototype,” John Cena made his WWF debut in a match against Mickie Richardson on October 10, 2000. He lost that match and finally got another chance on 09 January 2001, in SmackDown! Oakland, California, against Aaron Aguilera, which he won. Soon, he signed a contract with WWF and was assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling, where he held the heavyweight championship for three months. On June 27, 2002, he made his television debut in an episode of the series SmackDown! After being challenged by Kurt Angle. While he lost the match due to a close-to-win condition, he won the crowd’s hearts and became a fan favorite. Around this time, he developed a new rapper character, known as “Doctor of Thuganomics,” and began rapping on his opponents. In 2004, he reached the final six at the annual Royal Rumble before being knocked out by Big Show.
This led to a feud between the two, which John Cena eventually won, winning the United States Championship, his first WWE title. Ultimately, he claimed his first WWE World Championship by defeating JBL at WrestleMania 21. After losing his WWE title to Edge in 2006, John Cena regained it in the Royal Rumble match. The following year, he, along with Shawn Michaels, won the Edge and Randy Orton World Tag Team Championship in RAW. In 2008, he teamed up with Batista and won the World Tag Team Championship beating Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase. The following year, he won the WWE Championship from Randy Orton in the “I Quit” match. He regained the WWE Championship from Batista in March 2010, a week after losing to him. In 2013, he developed a feud with The Rock, after which he responded to their rap comments.
Ultimately, John Cena won the WWE Championship from The Rock at WrestleMania 29. John Cena himself performed his fifth WWE song, “Basic Thuganomics”, which was featured on Wrestling’s album soundtrack to WWE “WWE Originals” in 2004. The following year, he released his debut album, “You Can’t See Me,” with his lead single, “The Time is Now.” Cena, who got his first movie role in “Ready to Rumble” in 2000 and in 2006, he appeared in “The Marine” produced by WWE Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. WWE Studios has also produced two of his films. In 2009, he starred in the children’s film Fred: The Movie and reprised his role in both the film’s sequels, he also starred in the action movie The Reunion and appeared in the comedies Trainwreck, Sisters, and Daddy’s Home.
John Cena announced his engagement to his high school sweetheart named Elizabeth Huberdeau while promoting his movie “12 Rounds” and he married her on July 11, 2009. After spending three years together, they divorced on July 18, 2012. After their divorce, he began dating Stephanie Garcia-Colace, who is well known by her ring name, Nikki Bella. Although, he decided not to marry and have children, he finally proposed on April 2, 2017, after the mixed-team match at WrestleMania 33. John got married to Shay Shariatzadeh in 2020.
John Cena has an estimated net worth of almost $60 million (estimated in 2021).