Sunday, 18 January 2015

John Cena
Loyality                       Never Give Up
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The Champ is here! And here! And here, and here, and here and … well, you get the idea. Fourteen times, John Cena has stood before the WWE Universe and hoisted World Title gold atop his ball-capped head, the most recent of these victories coming at WWE Hell in a Cell after capturing the World Heavyweight Championship from Alberto Del Rio. Most Superstars aspire to one World Title reign, so it goes without saying that having 14 of them is a monumental achievement by anyone’s reckoning.

Professional wrestler John Cena took home the United States WWE Championship, defeating The Big Show in March 2004 in Wrestlemania XX.

John Cena was born April 23, 1977, in West Newbury, Massachusetts. Calling himself "The Prototype," he captured the UPW title in 2000. In 2001 he signed a contract to work at Ohio Valley Wrestling. He captured the OVW heavyweight title in February 2002, then made his WWE debut that June. Two years later, he took the United States Championship. Since then he has notched many wins and titles.
Early Life
Professional wrestler, actor. Born John Felix Anthony Cena on April 23, 1977, in West Newbury, Massachusetts, the second of John, Sr. and Carol Cena's five boys.
At an early age, Cena showed a passion for sports and working out. By the time he was 15 he was a regular gym rat and, after graduating high school, Cena headed off to Springfield College in Massachusetts to study exercise physiology and prove his worth on the football field. At Springfield, Cena turned himself into a Division III All-American offensive lineman and team captain.

In 2000, the new college graduate left the Bay State despite his father's wishes, seeking a new life in California as a body builder. It wasn't an easy transition for the 6-foot 1-inch aspiring star. He had just $500 in his pocket to make it across country and get settled. To make ends meet, he folded towels and cleaned toilets at a Gold's Gym in Venice Beach. And because he couldn't afford an apartment, he shacked up in his 1991 Lincoln Continental.
Foray into Wrestling

But the turning point came in early 2000, during a casual conversation Cena had with a wrestler at Gold's who encouraged the gym employee to take classes at Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW), a former World Wrestling Entertainment developmental company.

For Cena, the suggestion of making a go of it as a wrestler wasn't an entirely outlandish idea. His father, John, Sr. (a.k.a. Johnny Fabulous) made a living as a wrestling announcer and businessman. As a kid growing up in suburban Massachusetts, the younger Cena spent many hours glued to the television set as he watched his wrestling heroes such as Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior and Shawn Michaels go at it in the ring.

As a wrestler himself, Cena's ascension was rapid. Calling himself "The Prototype," the ambitious Cena captured the UPW title on April 27, 2000, in San Diego, California. Over the course of the next year, Cena drew the attention of WWE executives, and in 2001 the young enterntainer signed a developmental contract with the company to work at Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW).

WWE Debut
Cena captured the OVW heavyweight title in February 2002, then made his WWE debut that June when he signed up with the Smackdown roster. Just two years later, Cena took home the United States Championship, defeating The Big Show in March 2004 in Wrestlemania XX.

The End of an Era:
Cena began feuding with Shawn Michaels and Kurt Angle and also caused the firing of Eric Bischoff by beating Kurt Angle and Chris Masters. At New Year's Revolution he beat both men plus Kane, Carlito & Shawn Michaels in an Elimination Chamber Match. Immediately following the match, Edge used his Money in the Bank Title Shot and easily beat the worn out champ. He regained the belt a few weeks later but later lost the title toRob Van Dam.
The Marine and an Image Change:
Shortly before the release of his movie, The Marine, John beat Edge in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Match to win the WWE Championship for a third time. The movie was a huge hit once it became available on DVD. Around the same time as part of an image makeover, he backed away from the rapping and throwbacks and now wrestles in camouflage shorts. His third title reign lasted over a year and he lost it via forfeit due to an injury.
Neck Surgery and Return:
A few months after returning from his arm injury, he suffered damage to his neck. In his first match back after having neck surgery, John won the World Heavyweight Championship for the first time by beating Chris Jericho. In early 2009, his two signature moves, the FU and STFU, were renamed the Attitude Adjustment and the STF, respectively. Since his return, he has won and lost the WWE Championship on several occasions as well as starred in a few more films for WWE Studios.

Title Reigns:
WWE World Heavyweight Championship
6/29/14 Money in the Bank 2014 - beat Randy Orton, Kane, Roman Reigns, Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus and Bray Wyatt
8/17/14 SummerSlam - lost to Brock Lesnar

WWE Championship
4/3/05 WrestleMania 21 - beat JBL to become WWE champ
1/8/06 New Year's Revolution - lost the title to Edge
1/29/06 Royal Rumble - regained the title from Edge
6/11/06 ECW One Night Stand - lost the title to Rob Van Dam
9/17/06 Unforgiven - beat Edge in a TLC Match
10/2/07 ECW on Sci Fi - stripped of the title due to injury
9/13/09 Breaking Point - beat Randy Orton in an "I Quit" Match
10/4/09 Hell in a Cell - lost to Randy Orton in a Hell in a Cell Match
10/25/09 Bragging Rights - beat Randy Orton 6-5 in an Anything Goes Iron Man Match
12/13/09 TLC - lost to Sheamus in a Tables Match
2/21/10 Elimination Chamber - beat Champion SheamusTriple H, Randy Orton,Ted DiBiase, & Kofi Kingston in an Elimination Chamber Match
2/21/10 Elimination Chamber - lost to Batista
3/28/10 WrestleMania XXVI - beat Batista
6/20/10 Fatal 4 Way - Sheamus beat John Cena, Edge, & Randy Orton
5/1/11 Extreme Rules - beat Champion The Miz & John Morrison in a Steel Cage Match
7/17/11 Money in the Bank - lost to CM Punk
7/25/11 RAW - beat Rey Mysterio
8/14/11 SummerSlam - lost to WWE Champion CM Punk in a bout officiated by Triple H
9/18/11 Night of Champions - beat Alberto Del Rio
10/2/11 Hell in a Cell - Alberto Del Rio beat John Cena & CM Punk in a Hell in a Cell Match
4/7/13 WrestleMania XXIX - beat The Rock
8/18/13 SummerSlam - lost to Daniel Bryan

World Heavyweight Championship
11/23/08 Survivor Series - beat Chris Jericho
2/15/09 No Way Out - Edge beat Cena, Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho, Kane, and Mike Knox in an Elimination Chamber Match
4/5/09 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania - beat Champion Edge & Big Show
4/26/09 Backlash - lost to Edge in a Last Man Standing Match
10/27/13 Hell in a Cell - beat Alberto Del Rio
12/15/13 TLC - lost to WWE Champion Randy Orton in a TLC Match that unified the two titles

US Championship
3/14/04 WrestleMania XX - beat the Big Show to win the title
7/8/04 SmackDown - stripped of the title by GM Kurt Angle
10/3/04 No Mercy - beat Booker T 3-2 in a best of five series for the vacant title
10/7/04 SmackDown - lost the title to Carlito
11/18/04 SmackDown - regained the title from Carlito
3/3/05 SmackDown - lost the title to Orlando Jordan

World Tag Team Championship
1/29/06 RAW - w/Shawn Michaels beat Edge & Randy Orton
4/2/07 RAW - lost the titles in a 10-Team Battle Royal
8/4/08 RAW - w/Batista beat Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase
8/11/08 RAW - lost the titles to Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase

WWE Tag Team Championship
10/24/10 Bragging Rights - w/David Otunga beat Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre
10/25/10 RAW - w/David Otunga lost to Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel
2/21/11 RAW - w/The Miz beat Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel
2/21/11 RAW - w/The Miz lost to Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel


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