John Cena was born in West Newbury Massachusetts to Carol and John Cena Sr. The thirty-nine-year-old is the second oldest of five brothers namely; Dan, Matt, Steve, and Sean. His maternal grandfather was baseball player, Tony Lupien who’s played for Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, and Chicago White Sox.
Cena initially attended Central Catholic High School before transferring to Cushing Academy. After graduating from Cushing Academy, Cena enrolled in Springfield College.
In college football team, Cena was a NCAA Division III All-American centre. He graduated from Springfield with a degree in exercise physiology, and then later pursued a career in Bodybuilding and also worked as a limousine driver for some time. Cena later started training at Ultimate Pro Wrestling to become a pro-wrestler.
After UPW, Cena went over to Ohio Valley Wrestling WWE’s developmental territories to get more training for the main roster. At OVW, Cena initially used a half-man, half-robot gimmick known as “The Prototype”, but WWE chucked that gimmick.
Cena made his main-roster debut against Kurt Angle on Smackdown in 2002, thus starting the “Ruthless Agression” era in the WWE, and the rest is history.
After becoming the most over thing in pro-wrestling history, Cena alongwith his cousin Marc Predka popularly known in the hip-hop scene as Tha Trademarc, made an album titled “You Can’t See Me”, which debuted at #15 on the US Billboards 200, and #3 on the US Billboards Rap Albums.
Cena in 2009 proposed his long-time girlfriend Elizabeth Huberdeau after which they got married on July 11 2009. Cena filed for divorce on May 1, 2012. Cena’s divorce was later used in an angle with The Rock
John Cena and Nikki Bella
After his divorce from his wife, Elizabeth Huberdeau in May 2012, John Cena started dating WWE Diva Nikki Bella in the November of 2012. John and Nikki have made no attempts at keeping their relationship a secret, as John has appeared on several Red Carpet events, Charity functions, and Conventions with Nikki Bella.
Nikki Bella, before dating John Cena, had dated WWE Superstar, Dolph Ziggler. Bella on an episode of WWE Total DIvas — a reality show focusing on the lives of WWE Divas, revealed that she had been married for three years to her high-school sweetheart, but later got the marriage anulled as she and her husband knew that their marriage was a mistake.
John has also appeared in several episodes of WWE’s “Total Divas”. Nikki’s sister Brie Bella is married to WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan, who faced Cena at SummerSlam 2014 for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Cena, has been very vocal regarding his personal life on Total Divas, and has been seen many a times on several episodes talking about not being interested in getting married. In an Interview with Rolling Stone in April, Cena said the following regarding his disputes with Nikki Bella concerning Kids and Dogs, saying that:
John Cena Theme Song
John Cena’s theme song is called as “My Time is Now”, which he has been using since 2005. Cena composed his current theme and provided vocals for “My Time is Now” with his cousin Marc Predka. Before his current theme, Cena used theme “Basic Thuganomics” also in which he has rapped himself.
When he was a part of the Nexus, Cena used to come out the song “We Are One” by the band 12 Stones.
John Cena Movies
Cena made his big-screen debut when he starred in the WWE Studios’ “The Marine”, which made $7million at the U.S. Box Office in its first week and $18.7 million after ten weeks. On DVD rentals the film made around $30 million in the first twelve weeks. Cena has also starred in movies like 12 Rounds, Legendary, and Fred: The Movie. Cena has had cameos in films like Trainwreck, Sisters, and Daddy’s Home. All of the before mentioned movies Cena starred in has raked in a total of $40.5 million dollars.
Cena has also a signed a deal with Leftfield Entertainment, which produced the reality show, American Grit which was hosted by John Cena, for T.V. Shows and online projects. Cena is also speculated to act as an executive producer for the before mentioned shows and online projects under his Hard Nocks South production banner.
Cena has also been a guest on Jimmy Kimmy Live! not once, but thrice. Cena’s also been a guest on, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, MADtv, G4’s Training Camp. and has had two appereances on MTV’s Punk’d. Cena has also represented WWE on an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition by giving WWE Merchandise, and tickets to Wrestlemania 23 to the children of the family. Cena’s appeared on shows like Deal or No Deal, and Saturday Night Live. Cena is a hardcore fan of the anime “Fist of the North Star”
John Cena has also been the first wrestler to host the 2016 ESPY Awards.
John Cena Net Worth
John Cena’s contract with the WWE in 2014-15 saw him earn $5 million, which is $1.5 million more than the amount he had earned in 2013. Cena’s contract also includes a downside guarantee deal, which establishes the least amount of money he can earn that year. The deal is worth $3 million and along with that Cena also gets his own bus for tours, 6% of merchandise sales, and first class travel.
Cena has several endorsements deal with brands like Gold’s Gym, Gilette, Subway and many more, which enable him to earn an additional $5 million per year. To safeguard his future, Cena has made several investments in vintage cars and properties.
Cena’s current net worth amounts to $35 million. There isn’t any proper breakdown available as of this moment for his current net worth, however we do know that his salary for this year is something around $2,750,000. Cena derives 1% of his income from Merchandise, 2% from T.V. appereances, 4% Music, 8% Non-WWE acting, 30% Endorsements, and 55% from the WWE. Cena’s net worth is much more than his WWE co-star, Brock Lesnar whose net worth amounts to only $16 million. But, Cena has a much lesser net worth compared to his Wrestlemania 28 and 29 opponent, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson whose net worth for 2016 is $125 million, as he has more financially-successful movies under his belt, and also earns a lot from the limited WWE appereances he does.
John Cena Twitter
Cena is seen promoting several WWE events, charities, and other non-WWE events through his twitter. You can follow his twitter account here
John Cena Games
Cena has appeared in several games based on the WWE. Notable games include WWE Smackdown: Here Comes the Pain, WWE Smackdown vs. Raw Series (THQ), WWE 2K Series (2K), WWE Immortals, and WWE All-Stars.
John Cena vs. The Undertaker
After Cena made his T.V. debut against Kurt Angle in 2002, The Undertaker in a backstage segment congratulated Cena for his debut. A year later Cena faced The Undertaker at Vengeance in what would be the only match ever contested between the two. Rumours are now going around that John Cena might face The Undertaker at Wrestlemania, and that even Vince McMahon is in on the idea of a Taker vs. Cena match. But, as I said they’re just rumours and considering Taker’s age and his willingness to perform again may affect the possibility of the match.
John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar
In 2003, after Wrestlemania 19, Cena who was then a part of the Smackdown roster started a chasing the WWE Championship, which was being held by Brock Lesnar. Cena had won a number one contender’s tournament allowing him to face Lesnar at Backlash. But, Cena unfortunately, lost to Lesnar.
A few years down the line after accepting his loss to The Rock on the RAW after Wrestlemania 28, Cena invited The Rock to the ring to congratulate him. Cena’s call was instead answered by Brock Lesnar, who made his comeback to the company after 8 years. This led to a match a between the two Superstars at Extreme Rules which Cena won.
They both feuded again 2 years later for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, which Lesnar won from Cena at SummerSlam. Cena invoked his rematch clause for the title, and a match was set for Night of Champions PPV, but he lost again because of outside interference by Seth Rollins. Again, a few months down the line Cena faced both Lesnar and Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Royal Rumble, but unfortunately, Cena lost this time as well.