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John Cena

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John Cena

American professional wrestler and actor of Croatian and Albanian ancestry add

Category: Wrestling

Born in 1977.

Countries: United States (68%), Canada (7%), United Kingdom (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: WWE, WWE Network, WWE Championship

Linked to: Springfield College, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, Discovery Channel

 

Timeline


 

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John Cena was born in 1977 add something


1980

It features, amongst other songs, his entrance theme, "The Time is Now", and the single "Bad, Bad Man", for which a music video was made that parodied 1980s culture, including the television show "The A-Team" add something


1996

Doug Gilbert - In January 1996, Gilbert won a USWA battle royal to earn himself made a spot in the World Wrestling Federation's 1996 Royal Rumble match later that month


2000

Cena started training to become a professional wrestler in 2000 at the California-based "Ultimate University" operated by Ultimate Pro Wrestling add something

 

He is the longest-reigning !WWE_Champion (WWE_Championship) of the 2000s, having held the title for 380 days from 2006-2007, and has the fourth highest number of combined days as !WWE_Champion (WWE_Championship) behind Bob Backlund, Hulk Hogan and Bruno Sammartino add something

 

While in UPW, Cena held the UPW Heavyweight Championship for just shy of a month in April 2000 add something


2001

Before his WWE debut, Cena made an appearance on the Internet stream show "Go Sick" as Bruebaker, an angry, cursing wrestler in 2001 add something

 

In 2001, Cena signed a contract with the World Wrestling Federation and was sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling where he held the OVW Heavyweight Championship and the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship add something

 

In 2001, he signed a developmental contract with the World Wrestling Federation and was assigned to its developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling add something

 

Shelton Benjamin - They were scripted to win the title for a third time from Rico Constantino and The Prototype on October 29, 2001


2002

Cena made his television debut answering an open challenge by Kurt Angle on June 27, 2002 add something

 

Billy Kidman - At Rebellion 2002, Kidman and his real life girlfriend at the time, Torrie Wilson defeated John Cena and Dawn Marie in an intergender tag team match

 

Barry Buchanan - In August 2002 he returned to the WWE after wrestling several matches with seemingly no character or purpose, until November 21 when John Cena was pinned by Rikishi


2003

For the first half of 2003, Cena sought the WWE Championship and chased the reigning champion, Brock Lesnar, performing weekly "freestyles" challenging him to matches add something

 

As a wrestler he has endorsed the energy drink YJ Stinger, appearing in commercials beginning in October 2003, and Subway, for whom he filmed advertisements with their spokesperson Jared Fogle in November 2006 that began airing the next January add something

 

Brock Lesnar - After WrestleMania Lesnar turned his attention to John Cena, who had returned from injury in February 2003 and who had been F-5'd into a ringpost in the same manner Angle had been


2005

Cena took part in the 2005 Royal Rumble match, making it to the final two add something

 

During the match, Cena eliminated JBL, renewing their feud from 2005 add something

 

He served as a co-presenter, with Hulk Hogan, at the 2005 Teen Choice awards, as a guest judge during the third week of the 2006 season of "Nashville Star", and appeared at the 2007 Nickelodeon UK Kids Choice awards add something

 

Gary Coleman - In 2005 Coleman appeared in WWE Superstar John Cena's music video for his single Bad, Bad Man , Coleman played the part of himself as a bad guy taking the 1980s pop stars Madonna and Michael Jackson hostage

 

Shawn Daivari - On November 7, 2005, Daivari returned to "Raw", acting as Kurt Angle's anointed special guest referee in the tag team match between Shawn Michaels and John Cena versus Angle and Chris Masters

 

Shawn Daivari - On November 21, 2005, Kurt Angle announced that Daivari was to be the referee for all his future matches, including his match against !WWE_Champion (WWE_Championship) John Cena for the title at the 2005 Survivor Series


2006

Cena has appeared on morning radio shows; including the CBS and XM versions of Opie and Anthony as part of their "walkover" on October 10, 2006 add something

 

Melle Mel - Also in 2006, Melle Mel attended professional wrestling school and in 2007 stated in an interview with allhiphop.com that "I'm going to try to take some of John Cena's money and get with WWE and do my thing"

 

Manu Bennett - In 2006, Bennett was cast in "The Marine" alongside WWE wrestling star John Cena and Robert Patrick

 

The Sandman (wrestler) - In 2006, prior to the June 11 One Night Stand, The Sandman made a number of promotional appearances on WWE programming, first appearing, along with a number of other ECW stars, on "Raw" attacking John Cena then, two nights later, on the "WWE vs

 

John Morrison (wrestler) - In addition, Hennigan was featured in a sporadic feud with John Cena throughout 2006

 

Steve Lombardi - In early 2006, he still worked behind the scenes of WWE, including behind the camera with John Cena on his WWE.com show "5 Questions"

 

Christina Lindley - She has appeared in several films including "Big Momma's House 2", and she had a role in the 2006 film "The Marine", which was a WWE movie starring John Cena


2007

For a time in 2007 he endorsed two "signature collections" of energy drinks and energy bars sold by American Body Builders add something

 

Charlie Haas - They continued to compete on "Raw" through the start of 2007, facing teams including John Cena and Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair and Carlito

 

Edge (wrestler) - Michaels teamed with John Cena to defeat Rated-RKO for the tag team championship on January 29, 2007

 

Edge (wrestler) - In March 2007 he alongside Randy Orton, John Cena, and Bobby Lashley appeared on "Deal or No Deal"


2008

In 2008, Cena filmed a commercial as part of Gillette's "Young Guns" NASCAR campaign add something

 

On April 9, 2008, Cena, along with fellow wrestlers Triple H and Chris Jericho, appeared on the "Idol Gives Back" fund-raising special add something

 

Cena hosted the Australian Nickelodeon Kids Choice awards with Natalie Bassingthwaighte on October 11, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia add something

 

Michelle McCool - On June 3, 2008, she appeared on "The Best Damn Sports Show Period" with John Cena

 

Lee County Civic Center - On November 15, 2008, WWE Raw superstar John Cena made a rare appearance/autograph signing and he scouted Florida Championship Wrestling talent


2009

In 2009, Cena expanded his relationship with Gillette by introducing a new online campaign called "Be A Superstar" featuring himself alongside WWE Superstars Chris Jericho and Cody Rhodes add something

 

In 2009, Cena received the Chris Greicius Celebrity award add something

 

While promoting his 2009 film, "12 Rounds", Cena announced his engagement to his girlfriend Elizabeth Huberdeau add something

 

In March 2009, Cena made an appearance on "Saturday Night Live" during the show's cold opening sequence add something

 

Aidan Gillen - Gillen appeared alongside the professional wrestler John Cena in the 2009 film "12 Rounds"

 

Ashley Scott - In 2009 she starred alongside John Cena in "12 Rounds"

 

Cody Rhodes - In July 2009, Rhodes became one of the faces of the Gillette "Be a Superstar" advertising campaign, along with Chris Jericho and John Cena


2010

The movie was released on the Nickelodeon channel in September 2010 add something

 

Cena co-starred in his third film produced by WWE Studios, titled "Legendary", which was played in selected theaters starting on September 10, 2010, for a limited time, it was released on DVD on September 28, 2010 add something

 

Michael McGillicutty - In October 2010, at Hell in a Cell, McGillicutty and Husky Harris disguised themselves as fans and interfered during the match between John Cena and Wade Barrett

 

Gene Okerlund - Okerlund conducted the interviews on the three-hour "Old School" episode of "Raw" on November 15, 2010, where he interviewed John Cena, Randy Orton, members of The Nexus and Mae Young in similar fashion as to how interviews were done in the 1980s

 

Billy Kidman - He is currently a producer on WWE Raw brand and was mentioned by John Cena in an episode on November 22, 2010


2011

Cena competed in the 2011 Royal Rumble match at the pay-per-view, making it to the final five before being eliminated by The Miz, the current !WWE_Champion (WWE_Championship) at the time, who wasn't an official participant in the match add something

 

During the 2011 Royal Rumble match, Cena would eliminate most of the Nexus, ending his feud with them add something

 

He wore shirts that promoted Cenation and his trademark line "You Can't See Me." From late 2011 until Wrestlemania XXVIII, Cena again switched to camo shorts , to coinincide with his black "Rise Above Hate" T-shirt promoting WWE's "Be a Star" anti-bullying campaign add something

 

Barry Buchanan - Buchanan made an appearance on the November 14, 2011 edition of "Raw" in a segment where Mick Foley was bringing out people from John Cena's past, claiming that Cena ruined his life


2012

On May 1, 2012, Cena filed for a divorce, and the divorce was settled by July 18 add something

 

On September 16, 2012, Cena debuted a new pink and black t-shirt and cap combo with the phrase "Rise Above Cancer" that he'll wear through October in partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure in honor of breast cancer awareness month add something

 

In November 2012, TMZ reported that Cena is dating ex-WWE wrestler Nikki Bella add something

 

Susan G. Komen for the Cure - In 2012, WWE promoted breast cancer awareness by adorning their sets with pink ribbons with a pink middle rope on the ring, filming numerous PSAs and selling special John Cena "Rise Above Cancer" merchandise

 

Billy Kidman - On the April 9th, 2012 episode of RAW, he made an appearance alongside numerous Superstars and Officials trying to break up a brawl between John Cena and Brock Lesnar

 

Tyler Black - Rollins made his WWE TV debut in a video package that aired during the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view in February 2012, where he was shown working out with John Cena in Cena's gym; Rollins was featured in a speaking role

 

Skylar Grey - On April 1, 2012, Grey performed with Machine Gun Kelly on his song "Invincible" at WWE Wrestlemania XXVIII prior to John Cena making his entrance

 

Brock Lesnar - Brock Lesnar returned to WWE on the April 2, 2012 episode of "Raw", confronting and attacking John Cena

 

Jamie Noble - Noble made an appearance on the April 9, 2012 edition of "WWE Raw", he, along with numerous other WWE officials and superstars, were attempting to break up a brawl between Brock Lesnar and John Cena

 

Billy Kidman - On the April 9, 2012 episode of "Raw, "Kidman can be seen breaking up the brawl between John Cena and Brock Lesnar

 

Cleveland Indians - The rivalry has intensified when Indians closer Chris Perez used WWE star John Cena's signature "You can't see me" hand gesture towards KC outfielder Jarrod Dyson after striking him out in a game on May 28, 2012

 

Vince McMahon - On June 17, 2012, John Cena defeated Big Show in a steel cage match at No Way Out

 

John Laurinaitis - On the June 17, 2012 No Way Out Pay-Per-View, John Cena defeated the Big Show by escaping the steel cage

 

Jon Moxley - Ambrose made his main roster debut on November 18, 2012 at the Survivor Series pay-per-view alongside Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, where they assaulted Ryback during the triple-threat main event for the WWE Championship, leading to CM Punk pinning John Cena to retain his title


2013

Steve Keirn - In 2013 FCW was discontinued after the opening WWE Performance Center where Keirn took up a trainers position for WWE's newest developmental territory WWE NXT

 

Layla El - In late 2013, Layla took a hiatus from WWE due to ongoing personal issues

 

Triple H - On the August 12, 2013 WWE Monday Night Raw, Triple H pedigreed Brad Maddox before Mr. McMahon's announcement to him for being special guest referee for John Cena vs

 

Alicia Fox - In September 2013, Fox allied herself with WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee in her feud against the cast of the "Total Divas" reality television show

 

Cody Rhodes - Runnels married Brandi Reed, who performed in WWE as Eden Stiles, in September 2013

 

Shawn Michaels - Michaels returned in October 2013 and was selected to be the special guest referee for the Hell in a Cell match between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton for the vacant WWE Championship after winning a WWE App poll

 

Colt Cabana - On October 12, 2013, Cabana was defeated by Ted DiBiase, Jr, in DiBiase's first match out of the WWE, at Family Wrestling Entertainment's Grand Prix

 

Josh Mathews - On October 18, 2013 edition of "SmackDown", Alberto Del Rio attacked Matthews while threatening John Cena about what he was going to do to him in Hell in a Cell

 

Marty Wright - On November 1, 2013 WWE uploaded a Halloween YouTube video starring The Boogeyman

 

Chris Hero - On November 8, 2013, Spradlin was released from WWE.

 

Jim Duggan - On November 30, 2013, at WrestleCade 2013, Duggan defeated former WWE Superstar Daivari

 

Stephanie McMahon - On December 4, 2013 WWE announced the promotion of Stephanie to Chief Brand Officer, where she will now lead efforts to further enhance WWE's brand reputation among key constituents including advertisers, media, business partners, and investors

 

Eve Torres - She returned to WWE on December 9, 2013, presenting the Slammy *award for Diva of the Year to The Bella Twins


2014

As of February 2014, Cena has had 21 championships reigns, including a record 11 reigns as WWE Champion and three reigns as World Heavyweight Champion add something

 

In October 2014, Cena was featured on two songs with rapper Wiz Khalifa for his two singles "All Day" and "Breaks" for the soundtrack to the WWE 2K15 video game add something

 

Cody Rhodes - At Night of Champions 2014, Stardust and Goldust defeated the Usos to become WWE Tag Team Champions for their second reign as a team

 

Brian Lawler - Lawler returned to the WWE on January 6th, 2014, appearing on the "Old School" edition of "Raw" and reuniting with Rikishi and Scotty 2 Hotty to take on 3MB in six man tag team match

 

Melina Perez - On April 6th, 2014, WWE.com featured Perez in the sites short clip series 30 Second Fury

 

Maryse Ouellet - In January 2014, Maryse told WWE.com that she is currently working as a realtor in California and doing other business ventures

 

WWE Network - Two years later, on "Old School Raw" in January 2014, WWE ran teasers featuring the WWE Network logo promoting an announcement on January 8 at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas

 

WWE Network - On January 8, 2014, WWE announced the network would launch on February 24, 2014 in the United States, with launches in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Nordic countries set for late 2014/early 2015

 

Celeste Bonin - On January 8, 2014, Kaitlyn decided to terminate her contract with WWE. Her final match aired that same night on "Main Event", where she lost to AJ (AJ_Lee). In her final address to the WWE Universe, she stated that she will return to the fitness industry and starting a fitness clothing company - Celestial Bodiez

 

Tenille Dashwood - On the 13 January 2014 episode of, Emma made her first appearance on "Raw" when WWE acknowledged her appearing amongst the live audience, Emma continued to appear in the crowd on "Raw" and "SmackDown" that month, with tensions developing between her and Summer Rae

 

WWE Network - WWE Classics on Demand closed on January 31, 2014 to make way for the WWE Network

 

Evan Bourne - During February 2014 Evan Bourne was spotted at the WWE Performance Center

 

Byron Saxton - On 27th February 2014 Byron Saxton made his debut on the WWE App during Monday Night Raw. He Also Debuted on the 30th January 2014 edition of WWE Superstars alongside Tom Phillips on commentary

 

Byron Saxton - On the February 10, 2014 edition of "Raw" Saxton conducted a backstage interview with Sheamus and was announced as the newest member of the WWE announce team by Michael Cole

 

WWE Network - On February 19, 2014, Dish Network announced that they would carry WWE pay-per-views on an event by event basis, beginning with Elimination Chamber

 

Hulk Hogan - On February 21, 2014, WWE announced that Hulk Hogan would be returning to WWE, and would serve as the host of WrestleMania XXX

 

WWE Network - At the Consumer Electronics Show on January 8, WWE revealed a comprehensive plan which would see a launch date of February 24, 2014 in the United States

 

Brock Lesnar - On the February 24, 2014 episode of "Raw", Lesnar received a contract to challenge anyone he wanted at WrestleMania XXX in consolation for not being able to compete for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship

 

Eli Cottonwood - NXT began airing on the WWE Network on February 27, 2014 with a live event called NXT Arrival

 

CM Punk - On March 16, 2014, Punk once again appeared on "Talking Dead", his first media appearance since taking a sabbatical back from WWE in January 2014

 

Tony Atlas - As of April 2014, Atlas is a regular cast member on the WWE Network original reality show Legends' House

 

William Mueller - In an April 2014 interview for WWE's website in their "Where Are They Now-" series, Mueller said his current occupation was installing fibre optic cables for a heavy equipment company

 

Shawne Merriman - He returned to WWE as a Wrestlemania XXX pre-show analyst on April 6, 2014 and again the following night on Monday Night Raw's pre- and post-show on the WWE Network

 

WWE Network - As of April 7, 2014 following WrestleMania XXX, WWE released a press statement revealing the network currently has 667,287 subscribers and that the goal is to have 1 million subscribers by the end of the year

 

Ezekiel Jackson - On April 7, 2014 Jackson reported that he had parted ways from WWE.

 

Stephanie McMahon - On April 15, 2014 during WWE's annual Business Partners Summit, Stephanie confirmed a new WWE logo that would debut by August, although it's already showing up on WWE products like the WWE Network

 

Jim Duggan - The show premiered on the WWE Network on April 17, 2014

 

Martin Stone (wrestler) - From on, Burch was used sporadically as enhancement talent until it was reported on April 30, 2014 that he was released by WWE.

 

Drake Younger - By May 2014, Wuertz had completed his farewell match on the independent circuit, as well as acknowledged in an interview that he would be working for WWE. Later that month, it was reported that Wuertz had worked as a professional wrestling referee at an house show for WWE's developmental system NXT

 

Monty Brown - On May 23, 2014 Brown stated that he left WWE by choice on his terms, that his release was due to his request

 

Stephanie McMahon - In June 2014, as part of the ongoing storyline with Bryan, McMahon threatened to fire his wife Brie Bella if Bryan did not relinquish the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, which forced Brie to quit before slapping McMahon in the face

 

Hornswoggle - On June 12, 2014, Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal were released from the WWE, ending 3MB.

 

Tony Chimel - He was the ring announcer for "Main Event" as well as for WWE live events until June 24, 2014, and he was the ring announcer for the short-lived "Saturday Morning Slam"

 

Josh Mathews - On June 25, 2014, Mathews was released from WWE.

 

Tenille Dashwood - On 2 July 2014, two days after Emma was arrested for sixth-degree larceny in real life, WWE released Emma from the company

 

Ric Flair - On July 14, 2014, Flair appeared on "Raw" to promote John Cena in his upcoming match at Battleground

 

Celeste Bonin - On July 17, 2014, Kaitlyn stated that she considers herself retired from WWE and plans to walk away from the wrestling business to focus on her marriage and clothing line

 

Adam Birch - He was seen backstage on the July 21, 2014 edition of "Raw" talking with Triple H about who will face John Cena at SummerSlam

 

WWE Network - Also on July 31, 2014, it was announced that the WWE Network will launch in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Spain and the Nordics, among others on August 12, along with a United Kingdom launch on October 1st and Italian, Arab, German, Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Thai and Malaysian launches are planned for a later date

 

WWE Network - On July 31, 2014, WWE announced that the network would be expected to go live in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Spain and the Nordics, among other countries starting on August 12

 

WWE Network - On July 31, 2014, the company announced a 10-year, Canadian distribution deal for WWE content with Rogers Media which will see the company distribute WWE Network as a premium television service

 

Jon Moxley - In August 2014, Good will be playing a police officer in WWE Studios upcoming film, "Lockdown"

 

WWE Network - The logo initially used for the WWE Network eventually became the standard logo used by the WWE corporation in August 2014

 

Brock Lesnar - On August 17, 2014, at SummerSlam, Lesnar defeated John Cena to become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion for the fourth time

 

Conor O'Brian - O'Brian alongside Viktor made his main roster debut on the September 9, 2014 edition of WWE Main Event, with the duo defeating Los Matadores in a tag-team match to promote their title defense against the team of Kalisto and Sin Cara at the NXT Takeover: Fatal 4 Way event

 

Marty Wright - Nearly a year later, on October 14, 2014, WWE again uploaded a Halloween YouTube video starring The Boogeyman

 

Coliseo Cubierto el Campin - The WWE will make its debut it Colombia on October 15, 2014 with a WWE Live event at the arena

 

Marty Wright - On October 25, 2014 WWE uploaded a YouTube video of The Boogeyman scaring people at WWE Headquarters

 

Dolph Ziggler - On the October 28, 2014 episode of Raw, Ziggler and John Cena shook hands together backstage, which The Authority interpreted as a deal to plot against them

 

CM Punk - On an episode of Colt Cabana's "Art of Wrestling" podcast released in November 2014, Punk broke his silence regarding his exit from WWE. Punk cited his health as the main reason he left WWE, describing that in his final months in the company, he had been working through a possibly-fatal and untreated staphylococcal infection, broken ribs, injured knees, multiple concussions including one at the Royal Rumble, as well as having lost his appetite and ability to sleep well

 

CM Punk - In a December 2014 interview, Punk explains his actions of walking out on WWE in January 2014


2015

Cena appeared on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" on August 21, 2015 add something

 

Layla El - As of 2015, she is the longest tenured diva in the history of the WWE.


2016

On January 7, 2016, Cena underwent surgery on a shoulder injury, which will keep him out of action for an undisclosed amount of time add something

 

"American Grit" premiered on FOX on April 14, 2016 add something

 

On April 25, 2016, Cena announced on Twitter that he will return on the May 30 edition of "Raw", four months earlier than had been expected for his type of injury add something

 

The finale of Season 1 aired on June 9, 2016 add something

 

Cena hosted the ESPN ESPY awards on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles add something

 

In November 2016 Cena appeared in a public service announcement, "We Are America", sponsored by the Ad Council, as part of its Love Has No Labels campaign add something

 

On December 10, 2016 Cena was the guest host for Saturday Night Live on NBC. add something


2017

On January 24, 2017 Nickelodeon announced that Cena will be the host the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards ceremony on March 11 add something

 

On January 29, 2017, Cena defeated Styles at the Royal Rumble to tie Ric Flair for the most world title reigns at 16, and would enter the Elimination Chamber match as WWE Champion add something

 

They became engaged on April 2, 2017, when Cena proposed to her after their victory over The Miz and Maryse in an intergender tag team match at WrestleMania 33 add something


 

On January 11, 2018, it was announced that he would be hosting the awards ceremony again on March 24, 2018, becoming the third host behind Whitney Houston, and Rosie O'Donnell to host the ceremony back to back years add something

 

On January 28, 2018, at Royal Rumble, Cena would participate in the annual Royal Rumble match, but was unsuccessful after being eliminated by the eventual winner, Nakamura add something

 

They ended their relationship in April 2018 add something

 

Cena is down to 236 as of August 6, 2018 add something


2019

Cena returned to WWE television on the December 29 taping of "SmackDown" which aired on January 1 2019 add something

 

Cena returned to WWE television on the December 29 taping of "SmackDown" which aired on January 1, 2019 add something

 

On February 14, 2019, it was announced that Cena would host a revival of "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader" on the network add something