John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. is an American professional wrestler, actor, and television presenter. He is currently signed to the WWE on a part-time deal, and is the current host of Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? on Nickelodeon. Cena gained fame in the WWE after adopting the persona of a trash-talking rapper. He has starred in films such as The Marine, 12 Rounds, Trainwreck, Ferdinand, Bumblebee, and F9.
About John Cena in brief
John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. is an American professional wrestler, actor, and television presenter. He is currently signed to the WWE on a part-time deal, and is the current host of Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? on Nickelodeon. He moved to California in 1998 to pursue a career as a bodybuilder. He transitioned to professional wrestling in 1999 when he debuted for Ultimate Pro Wrestling. He signed with the World Wrestling Federation in 2001, where he was initially assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling. Cena gained fame in the WWE after adopting the persona of a trash-talking rapper. He won his first singles title, the United States Championship, in 2004. The next year, he won the WWE Championship for the first time. He then led the company as its franchise player and its public face for the next decade. He has starred in films such as The Marine, 12 Rounds, Trainwreck, Ferdinand, Bumblebee, and F9. He also released a rap album called You Can’t See Me, which went platinum. Cena is a two-time Royal Rumble match winner and a one-time Money in the Bank winner, and has headlined several major WWE pay-per-view events, including their flagship event, WrestleMania, five times. Despite being considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, Cena has nevertheless met with varied critical and fan reception during his career. He has been praised for his character work and promotion skills but criticized for his supposed over-representation and victories over rising stars, which are deemed “burials” He is also known for his involvement in numerous charitable causes such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which he has granted the most wishes in history at over 600.
His mother is of English and French-Canadian descent, while his father has Italian ancestry. His maternal grandfather was baseball player Tony Lupien, and he has an older brother named Stephen, and three younger brothers named Dan, Matt and Sean. He attended Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts, before transferring to Cushing Academy, a private prep boarding school in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. He graduated from Springfield College in 1998 with a degree in exercise physiology and body movement, after which he pursued a career in bodybuilding and worked as a limousine driver. He held the UPW Heavyweight Championship for 27 days in April 2000. On October 10, 2000, while billed as The Prototype, Cena made his unofficial debut for then Worldrestling Federation in a dark match against Mikey Richardson. He received another tryout on January 9, 2001, at a SmackDown! taping in Oakland, California. Throughout 2001, he received four tryouts for the WWF main roster, he wrestled multiple enhancement wrestlers on both house shows and televised televised events before he was assigned to its developmental territory Ohio Valley wrestling. In 2001, Cena signed a contract with the WWF and held the OVW Heavyweight Championships for three months.