John Cena Biography Facts, Childhood, Net Worth, Life

Who is John Cena?


John Cena was born on April 23, 1977, in West Newbury, Massachusetts. His father was a firefighter and his mother was a nurse. Cena attended Springfield College, where he played football and was a member of the college’s wrestling team. After college, he worked as a limousine driver before starting his wrestling career. In 2002, he made his WWE debut and quickly rose to fame. In 2006, he starred in his first film, “The Marine,” and has since had a successful career in Hollywood.

Early Life

John Cena’s early life was filled with adversity. His parents divorced when he was just one year old, and he spent his childhood moving between his father’s house and his grandparents’ house. His grandfather, John Cena Sr., was a wrestling announcer, and Cena became interested in wrestling at a young age. He joined his high school’s wrestling team and began training at a local gym. He went on to attend Springfield College, where he continued to pursue his love of wrestling. It was at this time that he developed the persona of “The Prototype,” which would later become his WWE persona.

John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. is one of five sons born on 23 April 1977 to John Cena Sr. and Carol Cena. Cena has a diverse background as he is English-Canadian through his mother and Italian through his father. Cena was raised as a Catholic and went on to attend a Catholic school, Central Catholic High School before he moved to Cushing Academy.

Cena had always been interested in sport as his grandfather, Tony Lupien was a professional baseball player who played for various Major League Baseball (MLB) teams. Cena attended Springfield College and played American football in college. Cena who played as a centre wore the no. 54 jersey. His top football skills earned him a place in the centre position of the NCAA Division III All-American team. Following his graduation from college in 1998, Cena went on to work as a bodybuilder as he earned a degree in exercise physiology and body movement. He also took up a Limousine driving job. 


Personal Lifestyle

John Cena is a very private person, and he’s rarely spoken about his personal life. However, he’s been linked to several high-profile women, including wrestler Nikki Bella and actress Shay Shariatzadeh. He’s also known for his philanthropic efforts, having worked with organizations like the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. In addition to his charity work, Cena is an avid car collector and enjoys working on his own cars.


John Cena attended Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where he excelled in football and wrestling. After high school, he attended Springfield College, where he majored in exercise physiology and minored in psychology. He was a standout on the wrestling team, and his success led to him being recruited by the WWE. Cena is a lifelong learner, and he’s always looking to improve himself both in and out of the ring.


John Cena’s family has always been a big part of his life. His parents divorced when he was young, but he remains close to both of them. His father, John Cena Sr., is a retired wrestling announcer, and his mother, Carol Cena, is a nurse. He also has two brothers, Dan and Matt, and a sister, Amy. Cena is very close to his family, and he often credits them for his success. He’s also very supportive of his nieces and nephews, and he enjoys spending time with them.

John Cena Professional Wrestling Career

John Cena’s professional wrestling career began in 1999, when he was signed by the Ultimate Pro Wrestling promotion. He spent two years training and wrestling in UPW, before being signed by the WWE in 2001. He made his WWE debut in 2002, and he quickly rose to prominence with his unique persona and powerful wrestling moves. Cena is a 16-time world champion, and he’s one of the most decorated wrestlers in WWE history. He’s also a two-time Royal Rumble winner, and he’s headlined WrestleMania several times.


In 2001, he signed a deal with the WWE and went on to wrestle in the Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), where he won the Heavyweight Championship and the Tag Team Championship. He continued to receive tryout matches which gave him a shot at featuring in WWE fights. In June 2002, he fought in his first televised WWE fight against Kurt Angle which he narrowly lost. He thus became ad fan favourite and defeated Chris Jericho in the WWE Vengeance match. He also defeated Chavo Guerrero and others. He and Billy Kidman unsuccessfully attempted to win the Tag Team Championship in October 2002.

Cena began to include rapping in his gimmick and made another unsuccessful attempt with B-2 to win the Tag Team Championship. He then went on to emerge as the no. 1 contender to fight Brock Lesner for the World Championship. He then began feuding with Undertaker. Still a fan favourite, he made several unsuccessful attempts to win the World Championship title and the United States Championship. Following a worked injury and return from filming the Marine Movie, Cena won the US Championship. He lost his title to Orlando Jordan, following his feud with The Cabinet crew, which Jordan is a member of. After he defeated JBL to emerge as WWE Champion again, he made a new WWE belt, but JBL took the original belt and claimed he’s the champion, but that was settled in a rematch which Cena won. Cena, however, lost his title to Kurt Angle and retained it, before he lost it again to Edge. 

Cena continued in this fashion, losing and retaining his title until he sustained torn muscle injury in October 2007, which led to him being stripped of his title. Upon his return, he made an unsuccessful attempt to reclaim the WWE Championship title before he emerged as tag team champion in August 2008. He lost the title after a week. He suffered a neck injury which required surgery after which he returned to win the WWE Heavyweight Championship for the first time in November 2009. After several unsuccessful attempts to defeat WWE Champion, Randy Orton, he succeeded in August 2010 but was eventually defeated by Sheamus. Cena eventually retained the title, after he fought against Batista in WrestleMania XXVI.

Cena went on to be involved in a feud with the Nexus, who made him lose his WWE Championship. He eventually joined The Nexus after he lost to leader Wade Barrett, in Hell in a Cell where it was agreed that if he lost, he will join The Nexus but if he won, The Nexus will disband. Cena then won the Tag Team Championship, with David Otunga. Cena contract with the WWE was cancelled in a kayfabe manner, after Randy Orton prevailed over Wade Barrett, in a game which was agreed that if Barrett lost, his contract will be cancelled. He eventually gave a kayfabe departing speech.

John Cena Acting Career

John Cena has also found success as an actor. His first major role was in the 2006 film “The Marine,” and he’s since starred in films like “Trainwreck,” “Blockers,” and “Bumblebee.” Cena is a versatile actor, and he’s proven that he can play both comedic and dramatic roles. He’s also starred in several WWE films, such as “12 Rounds” and “The Marine 4: Moving Target.” Do you have a favorite John Cena movie?

John Cena Net Worth, Endorsement & Charity

John Cena has a net worth of about $55 million. He has endorsement deals with Gillette, Hefty, Capri Sun, Gold Gym and Fruity Pebbles. He also supports several charitable causes such as make-a-wish foundation, Kids Wish Network and American Cancer Society.


John Cena has been romantically linked to several women such as Elizabeth Huberdeau, who he got married to in July 2009, but eventually got divorced in May 2012. In 2017, he became engaged to Nikki Bella, but the relationship hit the rocks in 2018.

Cena has revealed that he does not want to have a child, stating that he doesn’t want to be an absentee father, thus he had a vasectomy.