Profile:
  • Name: John Cena
  • Real Name: John Cena
  • Date of Birth: April 23, 1977
  • Hometown: West Newbury, Massachusetts, United States of America
  • Height: 6'1
  • Weight: 251 pounds
  • WWE Debut: June 27, 2002
  • Nicknames: "The Champ", "Cenation Leader", "Doctor of Thuganomics", "Chain Gang Soldier"
  • Finishers: F-U / Attitude Adjustment, STF-U / STF
  • Career Highlights: 12-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, 3-time World Heavyweight Champion, 3-time WWE United States Champion, 2-time WWE Tag Team Champion (1-time with David Otunga, 1-time with The Miz), 2-time World Tag Team Champion (1-time with Shawn Michaels, 1-time with Batista), 2008 & 2013 Royal Rumble Winner, 2012 WWE Championship Money in the Bank Winner, WWE's #16 Superstar In Top 50 Wrestlers List
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) Wins: Most Improved Wrestler of the Year Award (2003), Most Popular Wrestler of the Year Award (2004), Most Popular Wrestler of the Year Award (2005), PWI #1 Wrestler (2006), Wrestler of the Year Award (2006), Feud of the Year Award vs. Edge (2006), PWI #1 Wrestler (2007), Wrestler of the Year Award (2007), Match of the Year Award vs. Shawn Michaels on April 23 edition of Raw (2007), Most Popular Wrestler of the Year Award (2007), Match of the Year Award vs. CM Punk for WWE Championship at Money in the Bank (2011), Feud of the Year vs. CM Punk (2011), Most Popular Wrestler of the Year Award (2012), PWI #1 Wrestler (2013), Match of the Year Award vs. Daniel Bryan for WWE Championship at SummerSlam (2013)
  • Slammy Award Wins: Superstar of the Year Award (2009), Holy $#!+ Move of the Year Award for delivering an Attitude Adjustment to Batista sending him through the stage (2010), Superstar of the Year Award (2010), Game Changer of the Year Award for upcoming match against The Rock at WrestleMania XXVIII (2011), Insult of the Year Award for insulting Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero (2012), Kiss of the Year Award with AJ Lee (2012), Superstar of the Year Award (2012), Match of the Year vs. The Rock at WrestleMania 29 (2013)
  • Slammy Award Nominations: Superstar of the Year Award (2008), Match of the Year Award for Royal Rumble match at Royal Rumble (2008), "Oh My God!" Moment of the Year Award for returning at Royal Rumble (2008), Match of the Year Award vs. Randy Orton in an "I Quit" Match for WWE Championship at Bragging Rights (2009), Superstar of the Year Award (2011), Match of the Year Award vs. Brock Lesnar in an Extreme Rules match at Extreme Rules (2012), Match of the Year Award vs. The Rock at WrestleMania XXVIII (2012), Couple of the Year Award with Nikki Bella (2013), Superstar of the Year Award (2013), Fan Participation of the Year Award for "Let's Go Cena / Cena Sucks

Biography:
John Cena is one of the most familiar names in the world. Every kid in every street is familiar with the name of John Cena, who has become the most popular WWE superstar of the era. The rap-style Doctor of Thuganomics started his WWE career back in 2002 with a match against multi-time world champion Kurt Angle and wrestled top WWE wrestlers like Undertaker, Eddie Guerrero, Rey Mysterio, Chris Benoit, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels and Triple H to gradually rise as the biggest phenomenon in WWE and went on to become the most popular wrestler of the world. The thug Cena has rapped against his enemies and he has used his wide range of vocabulary to use raps to mock his opponents and developed a complete rapper persona by wearing long T-shirts and chains around his neck, creating a Chain Gang. He developed a slogan called Word Life with the classic WWF logo being used for the slogan and F was removed from it. With the passing of years, Cena overshadowed his rapper persona to become a cultural icon for the WWE Universe and developed his fanbase as Cenation, becoming the Cenation Commander. Cena has become an instrumental figure in sports-entertainment history with his fourteen world championship reigns, the record for most world heavyweight championship wins in WWE. Cena has also developed his own spinner belts for the WWE United States Championship and the WWE Championship respectively and has ended the winning streaks of Mohammad Hassan, Umaga and The Great Khali.

World Wrestling Entertainment (2002 - present)
SmackDown! (2002 - 2005)
After competing in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), the developmental territory of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as The Prototype, John Cena made a surprise debut on WWE television on June 27, 2002 edition of SmackDown! as a babyface, answering an open challenge by Kurt Angle issued to any wrestler who never faced Angle before. Cena competed in his first WWE match, losing to Angle and joined the SmackDown! brand, providing the reason to face Angle was his ruthless aggression.

At Vengeance, Cena made his pay-per-view debut, defeating Chris Jericho to get an upset victory against Y2J. On October 10 edition of SmackDown!, Cena teamed with Billy Kidman to participate in a tournament for the newly created WWE Tag Team Championship, losing to eventual winners Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit in the quarter-final round. After losing in the tournament, Cena began feuding with Kidman and turned heel by attacking Kidman with steel ring steps after losing a match to him. At Rebellion, Cena and Dawn Marie lost to Billy Kidman and Torrie Wilson.

Cena developed himself into a rapper and wore a steel chain around his neck. B-2 became Cena's enforcer and Cena began referring himself to as "Doctor of Thuganomics". Entering 2003, Cena received his first championship match as he and B-2 unsuccessfully challenged Los Guerreros for the WWE Tag Team Championship on January 14 edition of SmackDown!. After failing to capture the championship, Cena insulted B-2 and turned on him by causing him to be attacked by his new enforcer Red Dogg. At Royal Rumble, Cena competed in his first Royal Rumble match as the #18 entrant. He lasted nineteen minutes until he was eliminated by Undertaker. Brock Lesnar won the 2003 Royal Rumble.

On February 13 edition of SmackDown!, Cena was injured by Brock Lesnar when Lesnar delivered an F5 to Cena on the ringpost after defeating Cena. As a result, Cena suffered a knee injury and was out of action for one month. Cena made a surprise return to WWE television on March 27 edition of SmackDown!, and debuted a new finisher called FU to defeat Rikishi. FU was a finishing maneuver similar to F5 and was used to mock Lesnar's maneuver.

On April 3 edition of SmackDown!, Cena participated in a tournament to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship at Backlash, defeating Eddie Guerrero in the quarter-final round to get an upset victory against Guerrero. Cena cheated to defeat Undertaker to get an upset victory in the semi-final round after interference by Full Blooded Italians, on April 10 edition of SmackDown!, and Chris Benoit in the final round on April 17 edition of SmackDown! to win the tournament and became the #1 contender for the WWE Championship.

At Backlash, Cena received his first opportunity for the WWE Championship, unsuccessfully challenging Brock Lesnar for the championship. Cena formed an alliance with FBI members Chuck Palumbo and Johnny Stamboli and began a rivalry with Chris Benoit, Rhyno and Spanky, which culminated in a match between the two teams at Judgment Day, which Cena and FBI won. On July 10 edition of SmackDown!, Cena participated in a tournament for the newly created WWE United States Championship, losing to Billy Gunn in the quarter-final round after a distraction by Undertaker. As a result, Cena began a rivalry with Undertaker. At Vengeance, Cena lost to Undertaker. On August 7 edition of SmackDown!, Cena defeated Undertaker in a rematch to end the rivalry after A-Train delivered a Train Wreck to Undertaker.

Cena feuded with Eddie Guerrero and pursued the WWE United States Championship but failed to win the championship. Cena began his next rivalry with Kurt Angle, which culminated in a match between the two at No Mercy, which Angle won. Cena began feuding with A-Train after the two had a miscommunication between each other during a tag team match, leading to Cena refusing to join Brock Lesnar's Team Lesnar and Team Lesnar attacked Cena. As a result, Cena turned babyface and became a nemesis of the SmackDown! General Manager Paul Heyman.

At Survivor Series, Cena was on Angle's Team Angle, consisting of Chris Benoit, Hardcore Holly and Bradshaw against Brock Lesnar's Team Lesnar, consisting of Big Show, A-Train, Nathan Jones and Matt Morgan. Team Angle won. Benoit and Cena survived the match. On November 27 edition of SmackDown!, Cena participated in a Battle Royal to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship. Chris Benoit and Cena co-won the Battle Royal. The following week, on December 4 edition of SmackDown!, Cena lost to Benoit in a match to determine the #1 contender for the championship after a distraction by Big Show. As a result, Cena began a rivalry with Show.

At Tribute to the Troops, Cena cheated to defeat Big Show. Entering 2004, Chris Benoit and Cena defeated The FBI in a Handicap match to qualify for the Royal Rumble match on January 1 edition of SmackDown!. At Royal Rumble, Cena participated in the 2004 Royal Rumble match as the #28 entrant. He lasted seven minutes until he was eliminated by Big Show. Chris Benoit won the 2004 Royal Rumble. On January 29 edition of SmackDown!, Cena participated in the SmackDown! Royal Rumble match as the #10 entrant to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship at No Way Out. Cena was eliminated by Big Show. Eddie Guerrero won the SmackDown! Royal Rumble.

Cena's transition into being a good guy started increasing his popularity and he started to rise as a main event competitor despite his rivalry with Paul Heyman. At No Way Out, Cena competed against Big Show and Kurt Angle in a Triple Threat match to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania. Angle won the match. At WrestleMania XX, Cena won his first championship in WWE and made his WrestleMania debut as he defeated Big Show to win the WWE United States Championship.

After winning the championship, Cena began a rivalry with Rene Dupree. Cena successfully defended the WWE United States Championship against Dupree at Judgment Day. On May 20 edition of SmackDown!, Cena retained the championship against Dupree through count-out. On May 27 edition of SmackDown!, Cena defeated Dupree in a Lumberjack match to retain the championship and end the rivalry. At The Great American Bash, Cena successfully defended the WWE United States Championship against Rob Van Dam, Booker T and Rene Dupree in a Fatal Four-Way Elimination match.

On July 8 (taped July 6) edition of SmackDown!, Cena was stripped off the WWE United States Championship by the SmackDown! General Manager Kurt Angle for attacking Angle and Luther Reigns. Cena's reign ended at 114 days. The following week, on July 15 edition of SmackDown!, Cena competed against Booker T, Rene Dupree and Kenzo Suzuki in a Handicap Elimination match. Cena was eliminated by Booker for the win. On July 29 edition of SmackDown!, Cena competed against Billy Gunn, Rob Van Dam, Booker T, Charlie Haas, Rene Dupree, Luther Reigns and Kenzo Suzuki in an Elimination match for the vacated WWE United States Championship. Cena was eliminated by eventual winner Booker.

Cena defeated Rob Van Dam to become the #1 contender for the WWE United States Championship on August 5 edition of SmackDown!. Cena began a rivalry with champion Booker T and competed in a Best of 5 Series for the championship. At SummerSlam, Cena defeated Booker in the first match to lead the series with 1-0. On August 26 edition of SmackDown!, Cena lost to Booker in the second match, with 1 point each. At August 27 house show, Booker defeated Cena in the third match, leading the series with 1-2. On September 16 edition of SmackDown!, Cena defeated Booker in the fourth match, with 2 points each.

At No Mercy, Cena defeated Booker T in the final match of the Best of 5 Series to win the series by leading with 3-2, thus winning his second WWE United States Championship. On October 7 (taped October 5) edition of SmackDown!, Cena lost the championship to the debuting Carlito Caribbean Cool. Cena's reign ended at 2 days. After losing the championship, Cena was injured by Carlito's bodyguard Jesus at a nightclub, who stabbed Cena in the kidney.

Cena returned to WWE television at Survivor Series. He was on Eddie Guerrero's Team Guerrero, consisting of Big Show and Rob Van Dam against Kurt Angle's Team Angle, consisting of Carlito Caribbean Cool, Mark Jindrak and Luther Reigns. Team Guerrero won. Guerrero, Show and Cena survived the match. On November 18 (taped November 16) edition of SmackDown!, Cena cheated to defeat Carlito Caribbean Cool in twenty-four seconds to win his second WWE United States Championship after assaulting Carlito before the match started and spit an apple into Carlito's face. After winning the championship, Cena began a rivalry with Carlito's bodyguard Jesus, which culminated in a Street Fight between the two for Cena's championship at Armageddon, which Cena won to retain the championship.

During his championship defense against Jesus at Armageddon, Cena debuted a new modified spinner belt for the WWE United States Championship with a US flag spinner attached on the belt. Entering 2005, Cena defeated Rene Dupree in a Royal Rumble qualification match on January 20 edition of SmackDown!. At Royal Rumble, Cena participated in the 2005 Royal Rumble match as the #25 entrant. He lasted fifteen minutes until he was eliminated by Batista for the win.

On February 10 edition of SmackDown!, Cena participated in the #1 Contender's Tournament to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania. He defeated Orlando Jordan in the quarter-final round. Cena defeated Booker T in the semi-final round on February 17 edition of SmackDown!, and Kurt Angle in the final round at No Way Out to win the tournament and become the #1 contender for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania. As a result, Cena began a rivalry with John "Bradshaw" Layfield and his group, The Cabinet. On March 3 (taped March 1) edition of SmackDown!, Cena lost the WWE United States Championship to Cabinet member Orlando Jordan after JBL attacked Cena with the WWE Championship belt. Cena's reign ended at 105 days.

At WrestleMania 21, Cena defeated John "Bradshaw" Layfield to win the WWE Championship and get the upset victory against JBL to end the longest WWE Championship reign of the decade. The Doctor of Thuganomics accomplished his dream of becoming a world heavyweight champion and gave a new rise to his already rising and increasing popularity within the WWE audiences. Cena went on to become SmackDown's top wrestler. After winning the sports-entertainment's top prize, Cena debuted a new spinner belt for the WWE Championship with a modified WWE logo as the spinner.

Cena successfully defended the WWE Championship against John "Bradshaw" Layfield in an "I Quit" match at Judgment Day. On June 6 edition of Raw, Cena was drafted to the Raw brand.


Raw (2005 - 2011)
On June 13 edition of Raw, Cena competed in his first match as part of the Raw roster, as he teamed with Chris Jericho to defeat Christian and Tyson Tomko. Despite being a good guy, Cena received an unexpected reaction from the WWE audiences as they booed him instead of cheering him and cheered for Cena's bad guy opponents. He refused to accept the Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff's offer to join him in an anti-ECW crusade, leading to Bischoff beginning a feud with Cena.

Cena successfully defended the WWE Championship against Chris Jericho and Christian in a Triple Threat match at Vengeance. Cena began a rivalry with Jericho. Cena successfully defended the championship against Jericho at SummerSlam and in a "You're Fired" match on August 22 edition of Raw. As a result, Jericho was fired and Cena began his next rivalry with Kurt Angle. At Unforgiven, Cena retained the championship against Angle through disqualification by hitting him with the championship belt.
On October 24 edition of Raw, Angle defeated Cena, with Mick Foley as the original special guest referee and replaced by Eric Bischoff after Carlito knocked out Foley.

At Taboo Tuesday, Cena successfully defended the WWE Championship against Shawn Michaels and Kurt Angle in a Triple Threat match. At Survivor Series, Cena defeated Angle to retain the championship, with Daivari as the special guest referee.
The following night, on November 28 edition of Raw, Cena defeated Kurt Angle and Chris Masters in a Triple Threat Submission match to retain the championship with his new submission maneuver, STFU, thus ending the rivalry with Angle. At Tribute to the Troops, Cena defeated Masters.

Entering 2006, Cena defeated Carlito, Chris Masters, Shawn Michaels, Kane and Kurt Angle in an Elimination Chamber to retain the WWE Championship at New Year's Revolution. However, immediately after the match, Edge cashed in his Money in the Bank contract against Cena and Cena was forced to defend the championship. Cena lost the championship to Edge. Cena's reign ended at 280 days. At Royal Rumble, Cena defeated Edge to win his second WWE Championship.

At Saturday Night's Main Event XXXII, Cena and Triple H represented Raw against SmackDown's Kurt Angle, Randy Orton and Rey Mysterio in a Handicap match. Cena and Triple H won the match. Cena successfully defended the WWE Championship against Triple H at WrestleMania 22 and Triple H and Edge in a Triple Threat match at Backlash. At WWE vs. ECW Head to Head, Cena defeated Sabu by disqualification after Big Show attacked Cena. At ECW One Night Stand, Cena lost the WWE Championship to Rob Van Dam in an Extreme Rules match after Edge dressed in a motorcycle helmet, delivered a Spear to Cena. Cena's reign ended at 133 days.

After losing the championship, Cena began a rivalry with Sabu, which culminated in an Extreme Lumberjack match between the two at Vengeance, which Cena won. Cena began a rivalry with Edge for the WWE Championship. At Saturday Night's Main Event XXXIII, Cena competed against Edge for the championship, with Edge retaining the championship through disqualification after Lita punched the referee. At SummerSlam, Cena unsuccessfully challenged Edge for the championship after Edge hit Cena with a pair of brass knuckles placed on his hand by Lita.

At Unforgiven, Cena defeated Edge in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match to win his third WWE Championship, with the stipulation that Cena must leave Raw and return to SmackDown! if he lost the match. On October 1 edition of Raw, Cena successfully defended the championship against Edge in a Steel Cage match to end the rivalry. At Cyber Sunday, Cena competed against King Booker and Big Show in a Triple Threat Champion of Champions match for Booker's World Heavyweight Championship. Booker retained the championship by pinning Cena after Kevin Federline attacked Cena with the World Heavyweight Championship belt.

At Survivor Series, Cena was the captain of Team Cena, consisting of Rob Van Dam, Kane, Bobby Lashley and Sabu against Big Show's Team Big Show, consisting of Test, Finlay, Umaga and Montel Vontavious Porter in a Survivor Series match. Team Cena won. Cena and Lashley survived the match. At Tribute to the Troops, Cena defeated Edge. Cena formed an alliance with Batista and began a rivalry with King Booker and Finlay, which culminated in a tag team match between the two teams at Armageddon, which Batista and Cena won.

Entering 2007, Cena began a rivalry with Umaga. Cena successfully defended the WWE Championship against Umaga by pinfall to end Umaga's undefeated streak at New Year's Revolution to become the first man to pin Umaga in WWE, and in a Last Man Standing match at Royal Rumble.
The following night, on January 29 edition of Raw, Cena teamed with Shawn Michaels to defeat Rated RKO to win the World Tag Team Championship.

John Cena and Shawn Michaels began feuding with Batista and Undertaker. At No Way Out, Cena and Shawn Michaels defeated Batista and Undertaker after Batista turned on Undertaker by delivering a Spinebuster. On March 26 edition of Raw, Cena and Michaels lost to Batista and Undertaker in a No Way Out rematch after Undertaker abandoned Batista and Michaels delivered a Sweet Chin Music to Cena. At WrestleMania 23, Cena successfully defended the WWE Championship against Shawn Michaels.

On April 2 edition of Raw, Cena and Shawn Michaels defended the World Tag Team Championship in a Battle Royal. They last eliminated King Booker and Finlay to win the Battle Royal retain the championship. Cena and Michaels were forced by Jonathan Coachman to defend the championship in an immediate second Battle Royal. Michaels turned on Cena by eliminating him. The Hardys won the Battle Royal. John Cena and Michaels' reign ended at 63 days.

At Backlash, Cena successfully defended the WWE Championship against Shawn Michaels, Edge and Randy Orton in a Fatal Four-Way match. Cena began a rivalry with The Great Khali after Khali injured all the other contenders for the championship. At Judgment Day, Cena successfully defended the championship against Khali by making him submit to the STFU, thus ending Khali's undefeated streak in WWE and becoming the first wrestler to defeat Khali via submission. At Saturday Night's Main Event XXXIV, Cena lost to Khali. At One Night Stand, Cena defeated Khali in a Falls Count Anywhere match to retain the championship by pinfall, thus becoming the first wrestler to pin Khali in WWE. On June 4 edition of Raw, Cena defeated Umaga and The Great Khali in a Triple Threat match to retain the championship and end the rivalry with Khali.

Cena successfully defended the WWE Championship against Bobby Lashley, Randy Orton, King Booker and Mick Foley in a Five-Pack Challenge match at Vengeance: Night of Champions. At The Great American Bash, Cena defeated Lashley to retain the championship. Cena began a rivalry with Randy Orton. At SummerSlam, Cena successfully defended the WWE Championship against Orton. The rivalry fumed when Orton proceeded to punt Cena's father in the head. Cena retained the championship against Orton through intentional disqualification by continuing to punch him and avoiding the referee's count at Unforgiven.

On October 1 edition of Raw, Cena was attacked by Randy Orton after a match and suffered a pectoral muscle injury. As a result, Cena was out of action for three months. The following night, on October 2 edition of ECW, Cena was stripped off the WWE Championship by Mr. McMahon due to his injury. Cena's reign ended at 380 days, lasting longer than a year and Cena's reign was the longest WWE Championship reign in nineteen years.

Entering 2008, Cena made a surprise return to WWE television as a surprise participant in the 2008 Royal Rumble match at Royal Rumble. Cena was the #30 entrant. He last eliminated Triple H to win the 2008 Royal Rumble and earn the opportunity to compete for a world heavyweight championship match of his choice at WrestleMania. Cena used his WrestleMania championship match against Randy Orton for the WWE Championship at No Way Out. Orton retained the championship through disqualification by slapping the referee. The following night, on February 18 edition of Raw, Cena defeated Orton to earn himself another championship match.

On March 17 edition of Raw, Randy Orton and Cena competed against Hardcore Holly, Cody Rhodes, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, Val Venis, Carlito, Umaga, Santino Marella, Charlie Haas, Brian Kendrick, Jim Duggan, Snitsky, Paul Burchill, Super Crazy, Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch and The Highlanders to a no contest in a Handicap Elimination match after all the opponents attacked both men. At WrestleMania XXIV, Cena competed against Randy Orton and Triple H in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship. Orton retained the championship.

On April 7 edition of Raw, Cena defeated Triple H and John "Bradshaw" Layfield in a Handicap match to qualify for the WWE Championship match at Backlash after Orton delivered a RKO to JBL. At Backlash, Cena competed against Randy Orton, Triple H and John "Bradshaw" Layfield in a Fatal Four-Way Elimination match for the WWE Championship. Cena was eliminated by Orton. Triple H won the championship. Cena had eliminated JBL from the match. As a result, Cena began a rivalry with JBL. At Judgment Day, Cena defeated JBL. At One Night Stand, Cena defeated JBL in a First Blood match.

Cena defeated Jeff Hardy to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship at Night of Champions on June 2 edition of Raw. The following week, on June 9 edition of Raw, Cena defeated JBL to continue their rivalry. On June 23 edition of Raw, Cena participated in a Draft Pick Battle Royal. He was on Team Raw, consisting of Triple H, Kane, Batista and CM Punk. Cena was eliminated by Edge for the win. As a result, Team SmackDown! won. Cena unsuccessfully challenged Triple H for the WWE Championship at Night of Champions.

On July 7 edition of Raw, Cena competed against Batista, John "Bradshaw" Layfield and Kane in a Fatal Four Way match to determine the #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Championship at The Great American Bash. Batista won the match. At The Great American Bash, Cena lost to JBL in a New York City Parking Lot Brawl. At Saturday Night's Main Event XXXVI, Batista, Cena and Cryme Tyme lost to Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase, Kane and John "Bradshaw" Layfield. On August 4 edition of Raw, Batista and Cena defeated Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase to win the World Tag Team Championship. The following week, on August 11 edition of Raw, Batista and Cena lost the championship back to Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase after a miscommunication with each other. Cena and Batista's reign ended at 7 days.

Cena began a rivalry with Batista, which culminated in a match between the two at SummerSlam, which Batista won. Cena was scheduled to compete in a Championship Scramble for the World Heavyweight Championship but suffered a neck injury during his match with Batista and was replaced by Rey Mysterio. Cena was out of action for three months. At Survivor Series, Cena returned to WWE television and defeated Chris Jericho to win the World Heavyweight Championship. Cena successfully defended the championship against Jericho at Armageddon.

At Tribute to the Troops, Cena, Batista and Rey Mysterio defeated Chris Jericho, Big Show and Randy Orton. Entering 2009, Cena successfully defended the World Heavyweight Championship against John "Bradshaw" Layfield at Royal Rumble. At No Way Out, Cena was scheduled to defend the championship against Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho, Mike Knox, Kane and Kofi Kingston in the Raw Elimination Chamber but Edge attacked Kingston before the match and replaced him. Cena was eliminated by eventual winner Edge. Cena's reign ended at 84 days.

At WrestleMania XXV, Cena defeated Edge and Big Show in a Triple Threat match to win his second World Heavyweight Championship. At Backlash, Cena lost the championship back to Edge in a Last Man Standing match after Big Show threw Cena into a spotlight, causing it to explode. Cena's reign ended at 21 days. As a result, Cena began a rivalry with Show, defeating him in a match at Judgment Day and in a Submission match at Extreme Rules. On June 15 edition of Raw, Cena participated in a Battle Royal to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship at The Bash. Cena was eliminated by Triple H for the win.

On June 22 edition of Raw, Cena lost to Big Show after The Miz shoved Show onto Cena, thus ending the rivalry with Show. As a result, Cena began a rivalry with Miz. Cena defeated Miz at The Bash. The following night, on June 29 edition of Raw, Cena participated in the Night of Champions Tournament to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship at Night of Champions, defeating Miz in the semi-final round to end the rivalry. The following week, on July 6 edition of Raw, Cena competed against Triple H in the final round to a double disqualification after Legacy attacked both men. As a result, both men earned the championship match.

At Night of Champions, Cena competed against Randy Orton and Triple H in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship. Orton retained the championship after interference by Legacy. Cena won a Beat the Clock Challenge to earn a championship match against Orton and began a rivalry with Orton for the championship. Cena unsuccessfully challenged Orton for the championship at SummerSlam, after a fan jumped on the referee. The fan was revealed to be Legacy member Ted DiBiase's younger brother Brett DiBiase.

At Breaking Point, Cena defeated Randy Orton in an "I Quit" match to win his fourth WWE Championship. At Hell in a Cell, Cena lost the championship back to Orton in a Hell in a Cell match. Cena's reign ended at 21 days. On October 12 edition of Raw, Cena competed against Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase in a Triple Threat Team Raw qualification match for Bragging Rights. Rhodes won. At Bragging Rights, Cena defeated Randy Orton in an Ironman match to win his fifth WWE Championship, thus ending the rivalry. Cena successfully defended the championship against Triple H and Shawn Michaels in a Triple Threat match at Survivor Series and Chris Jericho at Tribute to the Troops. Cena lost the championship to Sheamus in a Tables match at TLC. Cena's reign ended at 49 days.

Cena participated in a Superstar of the Year Tournament to determine the 2009 Superstar of the Year on December 14 edition of Raw. He defeated CM Punk in the semi-final round and Randy Orton in the final round to win the tournament and earn the Slammy Award for the 2009 Superstar of the Year. Entering 2010, Cena competed against Randy Orton and Kofi Kingston in a Triple Threat match to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship at Royal Rumble. Orton won the match after Legacy attacked Cena and Kingston.

At Royal Rumble, Cena participated in the 2010 Royal Rumble match as the #19 entrant. He lasted twenty-two seconds until he was eliminated by Edge for the win. Cena defeated Cody Rhodes in Raw Elimination Chamber qualifying match on February 1 edition of Raw. At Elimination Chamber, Cena defeated Triple H, Sheamus, Kofi Kingston, Ted DiBiase and Randy Orton in the Raw Elimination Chamber match to win his sixth WWE Championship. Immediately, after the match, the WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon ordered Cena to defend the championship against Batista due to Batista attacking Bret Hart for McMahon. Cena lost the championship to Batista. As a result, Cena began a rivalry with Batista

At WrestleMania XXVI, Cena defeated Batista to win his seventh WWE Championship. Cena successfully defended the championship against Batista in a Last Man Standing match at Extreme Rules and in an "I Quit" match at Over the Limit. After the match at Over the Limit, Cena delivered an Attitude Adjustment to Batista, sending him through the entrance stage to end the rivalry. At Fatal 4-Way, Cena defended the championship against Randy Orton, Edge and Sheamus in a Fatal Four-Way match. Sheamus won the championship after NXT Rookies attacked the participants. Cena's reign ended at 84 days.

Cena unsuccessfully challenged Sheamus for the WWE Championship in a Steel Cage match at Money in the Bank after Nexus prevented Cena from escaping the cage. At SummerSlam, Cena was the captain of Team WWE, consisting of Bret Hart, Edge, Chris Jericho, John Morrison, R-Truth and Daniel Bryan
against Wade Barrett's Nexus, consisting of David Otunga, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Darren Young, Skip Sheffield and Michael Tarver in an Elimination match. Team WWE won. Cena survived the match.

On August 30 edition of Raw, Sheamus, Cena, Randy Orton, Edge and Chris Jericho competed against Nexus members Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater and Michael Tarver in an Elimination match. Cena was eliminated by Gabriel. Team WWE won. At Night of Champions, Cena competed against Sheamus, Edge, Chris Jericho, Randy Orton and Wade Barrett in a Six-Pack Challenge Elimination match for the WWE Championship. Cena was eliminated by Barrett after Nexus distracted Cena. Orton won the championship. As a result, Cena began a rivalry with Barrett and Nexus.

At Hell in a Cell, Cena lost to Wade Barrett in a match after NXT Rookies Michael McGillicutty and Husky Harris attacked Cena, with the match stipulating that Cena must join Nexus if he lost. As a result of losing, Cena was forced to join Nexus. Cena decided to end the roots of Nexus but the anonymous Raw General Manager informed Cena of a contract clause that Cena would be fired from WWE if he did not follow the orders of Wade Barrett. On October 4 edition of Raw, Cena participated in a Battle Royal to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship at Bragging Rights. Cena eliminated himself to award the win for Barrett.

The following night, on October 11 edition of Raw, Cena lost to The Miz in a No Disqualification match to determine the captain of Team Raw at Bragging Rights after Michael McGillicutty and Husky Harris attacked Cena. At Bragging Rights, Cena was forced by Wade Barrett to team with David Otunga against Drew McIntyre and Cody Rhodes for the WWE Tag Team Championship. Cena and Otunga defeated McIntyre and Rhodes to win the WWE Tag Team Championship. Later that night, Cena was in Barrett's corner for Barrett's WWE Championship match against Randy Orton. The match stipulated that Barrett would fire Cena if Barrett lost the match. Cena delivered an Attitude Adjustment to Barrett to prevent him from losing to Orton.

The following night, on October 25 edition of Raw, Cena and David Otunga lost the WWE Tag Team Championship to Nexus teammates Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater after Barrett ordered Otunga to lay down for the pin. Cena and Otunga's reign ended at 1 day. At Survivor Series, Cena served as the special guest referee for the WWE Championship match between Randy Orton and Wade Barrett. The match stipulated that Cena would be fired if Barrett lost the match and Cena would be relieved of being part of Nexus if Barrett won the championship. Orton won. As a result, Cena was fired from WWE.

Cena continued to appear on WWE television as a member of the WWE Universe and attacked Nexus members, forcing Wade Barrett to rehire Cena. At Tribute to the Troops, Cena, Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton defeated The Miz, Wade Barrett and Alberto Del Rio. At TLC, Cena defeated Barrett in a Chairs match to end the rivalry. Cena continued feuding with other Nexus members and CM Punk joined the group to replace Barrett as the leader. Cena was attacked by Nexus members and was out of action. Entering 2011, Cena returned to WWE television on January 17 edition of Raw.

At Royal Rumble, Cena participated in the 2011 Royal Rumble match as the #22 entrant. He lasted thirty-four minutes until he was eliminated by The Miz. Alberto Del Rio won the 2011 Royal Rumble. The following night, on January 31 edition of Raw, Cena participated in the Raw Rumble as the #3 entrant to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship at Elimination Chamber. Cena was eliminated by eventual winner Jerry Lawler. At Elimination Chamber, Cena defeated CM Punk, John Morrison, Sheamus, R-Truth and Randy Orton in the Raw Elimination Chamber to become the #1 contender for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania XXVII.

On February 21 edition of Raw, The Miz and Cena defeated Corre to win the WWE Tag Team Championship. After the match, Corre leader Wade Barrett ordered that Corre would use their rematch clause in an immediate rematch. Miz and Cena lost the championship back to Cena after Miz turned on Cena by delivering a Skull Crushing Finale to him. At WrestleMania XXVII, Cena unsuccessfully challenged Miz for the WWE Championship after The Rock delivered a Rock Bottom to Cena. On April 11 edition of Raw, Cena and R-Truth fought to a double disqualification in a Gauntlet match after Miz and Alex Riley attacked both men, thus making Cena and Truth, the contenders for the WWE Championship. Two weeks later, on April 25 edition of Raw, Cena was drafted to the SmackDown! brand.


SmackDown! (2011)
On April 25 edition of Raw, Cena competed in his first match as part of the SmackDown! roster. Cena, Christian and Mark Henry represented SmackDown! against Raw's The Miz, CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio. Miz, Punk and ADR won after Mark Henry turned on Cena and Christian. As a result of Raw winning the match, Cena was drafted back to the Raw brand without ever debuting on SmackDown!.


Raw (2011 - 2012)
At Extreme Rules, Cena defeated The Miz and John Morrison in a Triple Threat Steel Cage match to win his eighth WWE Championship. Cena successfully defended the championship against Miz in an "I Quit" match at Over the Limit and R-Truth at Capitol Punishment. The following week, on June 20 edition of Raw, Cena, Randy Orton and Alex Riley defeated Christian, The Miz and R-Truth in an Elimination match. Cena, Orton and Riley won. Cena survived the match. At Money in the Bank, Cena lost the WWE Championship to CM Punk after preventing John Laurinaitis from screwing Punk. Cena's reign ended at 77 days. Punk left WWE after winning the championship and the championship was vacated.

On July 25 edition of Raw, Cena defeated Rey Mysterio to win his record-setting ninth WWE Championship. After winning the championship, Cena was confronted by CM Punk, who had possession of the original WWE Championship. At SummerSlam, Cena lost to Punk to determine the Undisputed WWE Champion, with Triple H as the special guest referee. Cena's reign ended at 20 days. On August 22 edition of Raw, Cena defeated Punk to become the #1 contender for the championship. On September 5 edition of Raw, Cena, Sheamus, John Morrison and Alex Riley defeated Dolph Ziggler, Christian, Jack Swagger and Wade Barrett in an Elimination match.

Cena defeated Alberto Del Rio to win his record-setting tenth WWE Championship at Night of Champions. At Hell in a Cell, Cena defended the championship against CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio in a Triple Threat Hell in a Cell match. ADR won the championship. Cena's reign ended at 14 days. At Vengeance, Cena unsuccessfully challenged ADR for the championship in a Last Man Standing match after Awesome Truth attacked Cena. As a result, Cena formed a tag team with The Rock and began a rivalry with Awesome Truth, which culminated in a match between the two teams at Survivor Series, which Rock and Cena won. After the match, Rock turned on Cena by delivering him a Rock Bottom.

At Tribute to the Troops, CM Punk, Cena and Big Show defeated Mark Henry, The Miz and Alberto Del Rio. Cena formed an alliance with Zack Ryder. On January 2, 2012 edition of Raw, Zack Ryder, Cena and Big Show defeated Jack Swagger and Mark Henry in a Handicap Elimination match. Cena and Ryder survived the match. Cena began a rivalry with Kane as Kane targeted Cena and injured Ryder to weaken Cena on the basis of Cena's slogan of "Rise Above Hate". Cena fought Kane to a double count-out at Royal Rumble. At Elimination Chamber, Cena defeated Kane in an Ambulance match to end the rivalry. Cena began a rivalry with The Rock, which culminated in a match between the two at WrestleMania XXVIII, which Rock won.

WWE (2012 - present)
The brand extension of Raw and SmackDown! ended after WrestleMania XXVIII. Cena began his next rivalry with Brock Lesnar, which culminated in an Extreme Rules match between the two at Extreme Rules, which Cena won. After the match, Cena announced that he was sent on a vacation due to the injuries he suffered in the match. Cena began feuding with John Laurinaitis after Laurinaitis recruited Lesnar to become the new face of WWE to defeat Cena but failed in doing so.

At Over the Limit, Cena returned to WWE television and lost to John Laurinaitis in a No Disqualification match after Big Show delivered a Weapon of Mass Destruction to Cena. As a result, Cena began a rivalry with Show. At No Way Out, Cena defeated Show in a Steel Cage match, with the stipulation that John Laurinaitis would be fired if Show lost. The following night, on June 18 edition of Raw, Cena defeated Big Show, David Otunga and John Laurinaitis in a Handicap match to end the rivalry with Laurinaitis.

On July 3 edition of SmackDown!, Cena participated in a Battle Royal to determine the SmackDown! General Manager for the upcoming week. He was eliminated by Big Show. Zack Ryder won the Battle Royal. At Money in the Bank, Cena defeated Chris Jericho, Big Show, Kane and The Miz to win the 2012 WWE Championship Money in the Bank Ladder match to win the Money in the Bank briefcase containing a contract that required ADR to cash in for a WWE Championship match anytime and anywhere. Cena cashed in his Money in the Bank contract on July 23 edition of Raw against CM Punk for the WWE Championship. Punk retained the championship through disqualification after Big Show attacked Cena. As a result, Cena began a rivalry with Punk for the championship.

On Juy 30 edition of Raw, Cena competed against Big Show to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam. The match ended in a double disqualification when CM Punk attacked both men. At SummerSlam, Cena competed against CM Punk and Big Show in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship. Punk retained the championship. At Night of Champions, Cena competed against Punk for the championship. Punk retained the championship after the match ended in a draw due to a double pinfall.

At Survivor Series, Cena competed against CM Punk and Ryback in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship. Punk retained the championship after NXT Rookies Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose attacked Ryback. Cena began his next rivalry with Dolph Ziggler after Vickie Guerrero began accusing Cena of a relationship with the Raw General Manager AJ Lee. Cena even shared a kiss with AJ during the rivalry. At TLC, Cena unsuccessfully challenged Dolph Ziggler for Ziggler's World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank contract in a Ladder match after AJ turned on Cena by shoving him off the ladder. At Tribute to the Troops, Cena defeated Antonio Cesaro.

Entering 2013, Cena defeated Dolph Ziggler on January 7 edition of Raw and in a Steel Cage match on January 14 edition of Raw to end the rivalry. At Royal Rumble, Cena participated in the 2013 Royal Rumble match as the #19 entrant. He last eliminated Ryback to win the 2013 Royal Rumble and earn the opportunity to compete for a world heavyweight championship match of his choice at WrestleMania. Cena formed an alliance with Sheamus and Ryback and began a rivalry with Shield, which culminated in a match between the two teams at Elimination Chamber, which Shield won.

At WrestleMania 29, Cena defeated The Rock in a WrestleMania XXVIII rematch to win his record-setting eleventh WWE Championship. On May 13 edition of Raw, Cena and Team Hell No defeated Shield in an Elimination match. Cena survived the match. At Extreme Rules, Cena defended the championship against Ryback in a Last Man Standing match. Cena retained the championship after the match ended in a no contest. Cena successfully defended the championship against Ryback in a Three Stages of Hell match at Payback and Mark Henry at Money in the Bank. At SummerSlam, Cena lost the championship to Daniel Bryan, with Triple H as the special guest referee. After losing the championship, Cena suffered a triceps injury and was out of action for two months.

Cena recovered from his injury and returned to WWE television at Hell in a Cell and defeated Alberto Del Rio to win his third World Heavyweight Championship. Cena successfully defended the title against ADR at Survivor Series. At TLC, Cena defended the title against Randy Orton in a Title Unification Tables, Ladders and Chairs match, with Orton's WWE Championship also on the line to determine the first-ever WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Orton won. Cena's reign ended at 49 days. This resulted in the World Heavyweight Championship dissolving into the WWE Championship.

Entering 2014, Cena unsuccessfully challenged Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Royal Rumble after Wyatt Family distracted Cena. The following night, on January 27 edition of Raw, Cena, Sheamus and Daniel Bryan defeated Shield by disqualification in an Elimination Chamber qualifying match after Wyatt Family attacked Cena. At Elimination Chamber, Cena competed against Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, Cesaro, Christian and Sheamus in an Elimination Chamber match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Cena was eliminated by eventual winner Orton after Bray Wyatt delivered a Sister Abigail to Cena. As a result, Cena began a rivalry with Wyatt.

At WrestleMania XXX, Cena defeated Bray Wyatt. Cena lost to Wyatt
in a Steel Cage match at Extreme Rules after a child distracted Cena by singing Wyatt's signature song. During the rivalry, Cena formed an alliance with The Usos, who began feuding with Wyatt Family. Cena defeated Wyatt in a Last Man Standing match at Payback to end the rivalry. On June 16 edition of Raw, Cena defeated Kane in a Stretcher match to qualify for the Money in the Bank Ladder match.

At Money in the Bank, Cena defeated Kane, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio, Cesaro, Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt in a Ladder match to win the vacated WWE World Heavyweight Championship, thus winning his twelfth WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Cena successfully defended the championship against Kane, Randy Orton and Roman Reigns in a Fatal Four-Way match at Battleground.


John Cena's WWE Photo Gallery:

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John Cena as Doctor of Thuganomics
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WWE United States Champion
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John Cena with his customized WWE United States Championship spinner belt
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WWE Champion
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John Cena with his customized WWE Championship spinner belt
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John Cena in 2006
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Batista and John Cena
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Batista - World Heavyweight Champion & John Cena - WWE Champion
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John Cena and Shawn Michaels
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Batista & John Cena - World Tag Team Champions
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World Heavyweight Champion
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John Cena in Nexus
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The Miz and John Cena
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John Cena at WWE.com