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John Cena

Pro Wrestler

Born: 23 April 1977
Birthplace: West Newbury, Massachusetts
Best known as:

The clean-cut, hip-hop loving WWE champ

John Cena has been a dominant figure in the professional wrestling business of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) since the mid-2000s, an 11-time WWE champion known for his clean-cut meets hip-hop persona. He grew up in Massachusetts and played football at Springfield College, but didn't get involved in wrestling until 1999. Within two years, Cena was given a contract with WWE and put on the fast track to the top. He won his first big title in 2004, and since then has had a series of feuds with other wrestlers, building a "good guy" image that has polarized fans and pleased crowds. Square-jawed and well-built, Cena has also made a run at being a WWE movie star, appearing in the films The Marine (2006) and 12 Rounds (2009). He also released a rap album in 2005, You Can't See Me, featuring the single "Bad, Bad Man."

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More on John Cena from Infoplease:

  • The Marine - Starring John Cena, Kelly Carlson, Drew Powell, Robert Patrick, Jon Bennett
  • Legendary - Starring Patricia Clarkson, Danny Glover, John Cena, Madeleine Martin, Tyler Posey
  • The Reunion (2011) - Starring John Cena, Ethan Embry, Boyd Holbrook, Michael Rispoli, Jack Conley
  • The Reunion (2011) - Starring John Cena, Ethan Embry, Boyd Holbrook, Michael Rispoli, Jack Conley

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