John Cena

John Cena

  • Birthday: 1977-04-23
  • Place of birth: West Newbury, Massachusetts, USA
  • Also know as: John Felix Anthony Cena

Biography

John Felix Anthony Cena is an American professional wrestler, actor, and former rapper currently signed to WWE. Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, he is tied with Ric Flair for the most world championship reigns in professional wrestling history. Born and raised in West Newbury, Massachusetts, Cena 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 (UPW). He signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 2001, where he was initially assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). He 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, and his character subsequently transitioned into a clean-cut "Superman-like" hero. He then led the company as its franchise player, and public face for the next decade. A joint-record 16-time world champion, Cena has won the WWE Championship thirteen times, a record for the title. He is also a five-time United States Champion, a four-time world tag team champion, a two-time Royal Rumble match winner, a one-time Money in the Bank match winner, and has headlined several major WWE pay-per-view events, including their flagship event, WrestleMania, five times. His professional wrestling career has been met with mixed critical and audience reception, with praise for his character work and promotional skills, but criticism for his supposed over-representation and on-screen placement relative to other wrestlers. Cena first starred in The Marine (2006), and gained praise for his performances in Trainwreck (2015), Ferdinand (2017), Blockers, and Bumblebee (both 2018). He starred in F9 and portrayed Peacemaker in The Suicide Squad (both 2021) and in the eponymous television series. His debut studio album, You Can't See Me (2005), was certified platinum. Outside his work in entertainment, Cena is known for his involvement in numerous charitable causes, namely with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, where he has granted the most wishes, at over 650.

Filmography

The Marine

2006

As John Triton

WWE Over The Limit 2011

2011

As John Cena

12 Rounds

2009

As Danny Fisher

WWE Money in the Bank 2011

2011

As John Cena

WWE Survivor Series 2005

2005

As John Cena

WWE Capitol Punishment 2011

2011

As John Cena

WWE SummerSlam 2010

2010

As John Cena

WWE Fatal 4-Way 2010

2010

As John Cena

ECW One Night Stand 2006

2006

As John Cena

WWE Hell in a Cell 2011

2011

As John Cena (WWE Champion)

WWE WrestleMania 23

2007

As Himself

WWE WrestleMania 21

2005

As Himself

The Reunion

2011

As Sam Cleary

WWE Royal Rumble 2006

2006

As Himself

WWE Royal Rumble 2007

2007

As John Cena

WWE Over The Limit 2012

2012

As John Cena

WWE No Way Out 2012

2012

As John Cena

WWE Backlash 2007

2007

As Himself

WWE Money in the Bank 2013

2013

As John Cena

WWE SummerSlam 2013

2013

As John Cena

WWE Unforgiven 2006

2006

As Himself

WWE Payback 2013

2013

As John Cena

WWE Over the Limit 2010

2010

As John Cena

WWE Taboo Tuesday 2005

2005

As Himself

WWE Judgment Day 2005

2005

As John Cena

WWE Unforgiven 2005

2005

As Himself

WWE Armageddon 2006

2006

As Himself

WWE SummerSlam 2006

2006

As Himself

WWE Cyber Sunday 2006

2006

As Himself

WWE Judgment Day 2007

2007

As John Cena

WWE Survivor Series 2008

2008

As Himself

WWE Survivor Series 2009

2009

As John Cena

WWE Extreme Rules 2010

2010

As John Cena

WWE No Way Out 2009

2009

As John Cena

WWE Backlash 2009

2009

As John Cena

The John Cena Experience

2011

As John Cena

WWE Battleground 2014

2014

As John Cena

WWE SummerSlam 2014

2014

As John Cena

WWE Battleground 2016

2016

As John Cena

Surf's Up 2: WaveMania

2017

As J.C. (voice)

Ferdinand

2017

As Ferdinand (voice)

WWE: Best of the 2000's

2017

As John Cena

Playing with Fire

2019

As Jake “Soup” Carson

Vacation Friends

2021

As Ron

WWE Money in the Bank 2014

2014

As John Cena

Honeymoon Friends

0000

As Ron

WWE vs. ECW: Head to Head

2006

As John Cena

WWE Day 1 2022

2022

As John Cena (voice: credit only)

Blockers

2018

As Mitchell

WWE Night of Champions 2010

2010

As John Cena

WWE WrestleMania XXVII

2011

As John Cena

WWE SummerSlam 2011

2011

As John Cena

WWE Vengeance 2011

2011

As John Cena

WWE WrestleMania 22

2006

As Himself

WWE Survivor Series 2011

2011

As John Cena

WWE WrestleMania XXVIII

2012

As John Cena

WWE Extreme Rules 2012

2012

As John Cena

WWE Survivor Series 2012

2012

As John Cena

WWE Night of Champions 2012

2012

As John Cena

WWE WrestleMania 29

2013

As John Cena

WWE Money in the Bank 2010

2010

As John Cena

WWE WrestleMania XXIV

2008

As Himself

WWE Backlash 2006

2006

As Himself

WWE One Night Stand 2007

2007

As Himself

WWE SummerSlam 2007

2007

As Himself

WWE Bragging Rights 2009

2009

As John Cena

WWE Royal Rumble 2014

2014

As John Cena

WWE Night of Champions 2014

2014

As John Cena

WWE Survivor Series 2014

2014

As John Cena

WWE Royal Rumble 2015

2015

As John Cena

WWE: WrestleMania Monday

2017

As Himself

Kurt Angle: The Essential Collection

2017

As John Cena (archive footage)

Bumblebee

2018

As Agent Jack Burns

The Janson Directive

0000

As Paul Janson

WWE WrestleMania 36: Part 2

2020

As John Cena

WWE WrestleMania 35

2019

As Himself

WWE SummerSlam 2021

2021

As John Cena

The Independent

0000

As Nate Sterling

Freelance

0000

As Mason Petit

Officer Exchange

0000

As Shepard "Shep"

Legendary

2010

As Mike Chetley

WWE Extreme Rules 2011

2011

As John Cena

WWE Royal Rumble 2012

2012

As John Cena

WWE Royal Rumble 2009

2009

As John Cena

WWE Royal Rumble 2013

2013

As John Cena

WWE Extreme Rules 2013

2013

As John Cena

WWE Vengeance 2006

2006

As John Cena

WWE Survivor Series 2013

2013

As John Cena

WWE No Mercy 2004

2004

As John Cena

WWE Vengeance 2005

2005

As Himself

WWE The Bash 2009

2009

As John Cena

WWE Extreme Rules 2014

2014

As John Cena

WWE Hell In A Cell 2014

2014

As John Cena

WWE Fastlane 2015

2015

As John Cena

WWE Money in the Bank 2015

2015

As John Cena

WWE Battleground 2015

2015

As John Cena

WWE Night of Champions 2015

2015

As John Cena

WWE Royal Rumble 2017

2017

As Himself

Tour de Pharmacy

2017

As Gustav Ditters

WWE No Mercy 2017

2017

As Himself

WWE WrestleMania 34

2018

As John Cena

WWE: Batista - I Walk Alone

2009

As John Cena

WWE Survivor Series 2010

2010

As John Cena (Special Guest Referee)

WWE 24: Wrestlemania Dallas

2016

As John Cena

WWE Extreme Rules 2012

2012

As Himself

NXT TakeOver 31

2020

As (archive footage)

The Suicide Squad

2021

As Christopher Smith / Peacemaker

The Firefly Funhouse Match

2020

As John Cena

WWE Battleground 2017

2017

As John Cena

WWE SummerSlam 2009

2009

As John Cena

WWE Wrestlemania XXVI

2010

As John Cena

WWE SummerSlam 2008

2008

As Himself

WWE SummerSlam 2012

2012

As John Cena

WWE No Way Out 2004

2004

As Himself

WWE No Way Out 2005

2005

As John Cena

WWE Vengeance 2003

2003

As Himself

WWE Backlash 2003

2003

As Himself

WWE No Mercy 2003

2003

As Himself

WWE Unforgiven 2007

2007

As John Cena

WWE Backlash 2008

2008

As Himself

WWE No Way Out 2007

2007

As Himself

WWE One Night Stand 2008

2008

As Himself

WWE Armageddon 2008

2008

As John Cena

WWE Breaking Point 2009

2009

As John Cena

WWE Extreme Rules 2015

2015

As John Cena

WWE No Mercy 2016

2016

As Himself

The Wall

2017

As Matthews

WWE Fastlane 2018

2018

As John Cena

Project X-Traction

2022

As Chris Van Horne

WWE SummerSlam 2015

2015

As John Cena

WWE Night of Champions 2011

2011

As John Cena

WWE Breaking Point 2009

2009

As Himself

NXT TakeOver: WarGames II

2018

As (archive footage)

WWE NXT Great American Bash

2020

As (archive footage)

WWE Worlds Collide NXT vs. NXT UK

2020

As (archive footage)

WWE Money in the Bank 2021

2021

As John Cena

FRED: The Movie

2010

As Fred's Dad

WWE Hell In A Cell 2010

2010

As John Cena

WWE Royal Rumble 2004

2004

As John Cena

WWE Royal Rumble 2005

2005

As Himself

WWE Royal Rumble 2010

2010

As John Cena

WWE Royal Rumble 2008

2008

As John Cena

WWE Survivor Series 2006

2006

As Himself

WWE SummerSlam 2005

2005

As Himself

WWE Extreme Rules 2009

2009

As John Cena

WWE Hell in a Cell 2009

2009

As John Cena

WWE Night of Champions 2009

2009

As John Cena

WWE Hell in a Cell 2013

2013

As John Cena

Trainwreck

2015

As Steven

WWE Payback 2015

2015

As John Cena

WWE Hell in a Cell 2015

2015

As John Cena

Fighting with My Family

2019

As John Cena (archive)

F9

2021

As Jakob Toretto

WWE WrestleMania 36: Part 1

2020

As John Cena

YouShoot: Maria Kanellis

2010

As (archive footage)

FRED 3: Camp Fred

2012

As Mr. Figglehorn

WWE WrestleMania XXV

2009

As John Cena

WWE Judgment Day 2004

2004

As Himself

WWE Judgment Day 2009

2009

As John Cena

Daddy's Home 2

2017

As Roger

Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery

2014

As Himself (voice)

WWE WrestleMania XXX

2014

As John Cena

WWE Payback 2014

2014

As John Cena

WWE Wrestlemania 31

2015

As John Cena

Sisters

2015

As Pazuzu

WWE No Way Out 2008

2008

As Himself

The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown!

2015

As John Cenastone (voice)

WWE SummerSlam 2017

2017

As Himself

Seth Rollins: Building the Architect

2017

As John Cena (archive footage)

WWE Vengeance 2002

2002

As John Cena

WWE Armageddon 2004

2004

As John Cena

Daddy's Home

2015

As Roger

Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator

2011

As John Cena (archive footage)

Dolittle

2020

As Yoshi (voice)

Argylle

0000

As

WWE Royal Rumble 2011

2011

As John Cena

WWE WrestleMania 33

2017

As John Cena

WWE Hall of Fame 2007

2007

As John Cena

WWE Crown Jewel 2018

2018

As John Cena

Fast X

2023

As Jakob Toretto

WWE SummerSlam 2004

2004

As Himself

Ready to Rumble

2000

As Himself (Uncredited)

WWE Judgment Day 2008

2008

As Himself

Psych: The Movie

2017

As Ewan O'Hara

WWE: DX: One Last Stand

2011

As John Cena

WWE Rebellion 2002

2002

As Himself

Benoit

2020

As (archive footage)

WWE Survivor Series 2004

2004

As Himself

WWE SummerSlam 2016

2016

As Himself

WWE Bragging Rights 2010

2010

As John Cena

CM Punk: Icon

2016

As WWE Champion John Cena

WWE Survivor Series 2003

2003

As Himself

WWE: The Ladder Match

2007

As Himself

WWE Judgment Day 2003

2003

As Himself

WWE Wrestlemania XIX

2003

As John Cena (Appearance)

WWE Royal Rumble 2003

2003

As Himself

The Bubble

2022

As Steve the Stunt Coordinator

WWE WrestleMania XX

2004

As Himself

WWE WrestleMania 32

2016

As John Cena (Appearance)

WWE: The U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness

2016

As John Cena (archive footage)

Production

WWE Wrestlemania XIX

2003

As Wardrobe Master

WWE No Way Out 2007

2007

As Costume Consultant

WWE WrestleMania XXX

2014

As Stunts

WWE WrestleMania XXV

2009

As Stunts

WWE Wrestlemania 31

2015

As Stunts

WWE WrestleMania XXVII

2011

As Stunts

WWE WrestleMania 23

2007

As Stunts

WWE WrestleMania 29

2013

As Stunts

WWE WrestleMania 22

2006

As Weapons Master

WWE WrestleMania XXIV

2008

As Stunts

WWE Wrestlemania XXVI

2010

As Stunts

The John Cena Experience

2011

As Presenter

WWE: John Cena: Word Life

2004

As Presenter

WWE: John Cena - My Life

2007

As Presenter

WWE: John Cena - My Life

2007

As Director

WWE: John Cena: Word Life

2004

As Director

The John Cena Experience

2011

As Director

WWE: Straight to the Top - Money in the Bank Anthology

2013

As Archival Footage Coordinator

WWE: John Cena: Word Life

2004

As Producer

WWE: John Cena - My Life

2007

As Producer

WWE: John Cena: Word Life

2004

As Executive Producer

Officer Exchange

0000

As Executive Producer

WWE Vengeance 2003

2003

As Music Programmer

WWE - The True Story of WrestleMania

2011

As Writers' Assistant

WWE: John Cena - My Life

2007

As Writers' Production

The John Cena Experience

2011

As Writers' Production

WWE: John Cena: Word Life

2004

As Writers' Production

WWE: John Cena's Greatest Rivalries

2014

As Writers' Production

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