John Cena has divided fans like no other wrestler in history. There are many who just see “Super Cena” because of his good looks and not because he was groomed and supported by the company.
Many others saw him as WWE’s unofficial champion who ran the show in the absence of real stars. Whether you’re a fan of wrestling or not, you have to admit that Cena has a level of mainstream appeal that’s unmatched in the industry.
Cena is a native of West Newbury, Massachusetts, and he graduated with a degree in exercise psychology and body movement on April 23, 1977.
American actor, rapper, and TV host John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. If you ask WWE fans, he is perhaps their favorite wrestler. John Cena made $10 million in 2018, surpassing Brock Lesnar as WWE’s highest-paid athlete.
The Cenation Leader will be out of commission for a significant portion of 2019 to fulfill his Hollywood obligations. Cena, in his role as the Doctor of Thuganomics, showed up at this year’s WrestleMania and ruined Elias’ performance.
On the RAW Reunion show, he had a rap war with The Usos.
The 23rd of April, 1977, was a good day for John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. to enter the world in West Newbury, Massachusetts. Cena is one of John and Carol Cena’s five sons (the others being Stephen, John, Dan, Matt, and Sean).
After finishing up high school at the exclusive prep boarding school Cushing Academy, he went on to play football for Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.
In 1998, he received his bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, majoring in exercise physiology. Cena tried to make a living as a bodybuilder while also working as a limo driver.
Cena attended Rick Bassman’s Ultimate Pro-Wrestling (UPW) school in California in 1999. Back in April of 2000, he held the title of UPW Heavyweight Champion. In October of 2000, Cena made his WWF debut in a SmackDown match, which he ultimately lost.
In January 2001, the WWF granted Cena a second shot during a SmackDown taping; he triumphed and was offered a developmental deal. The WWF placed Cena in its Ohio Valley Wrestling promotion.
Cena auditioned four times in 2001 to become the WWF main roster. All the way until 2002, this persisted. Thanks to his rapping and swagger, he won over many new followers. Cena became the WWE champion in 2004.
Over the next decade, Cena would become WWE’s most recognizable star. Cena has successfully ended WWE’s flagship event WrestleMania a record five times as of this writing.
He has won 16 world titles overall, in addition to five US titles and four world tag team titles. Kurt Angle, John “Bradshaw” Layfield, and Paul Heyman, all established figures in the wrestling business, have publicly proclaimed John Cena to be the most outstanding wrestler of all time.
There are a lot of people endorsing John Cena.
John Cena has been the face of WWE for the past decade, and as such, he has been able to secure several lucrative endorsement deals. To kick off John’s series of endorsement deals, the WWE gives him a 6.25 percent cut of their profits. Second, the WWE superstar has received support from several major brands, like Gillette, Hefty Garbage Bags, and American Clothing Company, Tapout.
Interestingly, before John joined the WWE, he worked as a towel folder at Gold’s Gym. In a show of support for the 16-time world champion, the International Chain of Fitness Centers has signed him as an endorser.
Last but not least, John’s longtime rival The Rock tried to discredit him by calling him “Fruity Pebbles,” which, in a strange twist, actually helped Cena land yet another sponsorship deal. The well-known cereal brand signed NBA superstar Kyrie Irving to a contract for a few commercials and featured his image prominently on their product packaging. Although we don’t have a hard number, it seems safe to assume that John has made well over $5 million only through endorsement deals.