Tuesday, January 19, 2016

John Cena

John Cena was born April 23, 1977 in West Newbury Massachusetts. His full name is John Felix Anthony Cena. John was the second out of five others. John Cena was not just a wrestler he was also a division three all american offensive linemen. In 2000 he moved to California from the Bay state to become a bodybuilder. When he moved he had barely any money. He had a very small job folding towels and scrubbing toilets at Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach. With very little money he couldn’t afford an apartment meaning he had to live in his car. During that time in early 2000 he had an unlikely turn. As he was talking to a wrestler he mentioned that John should try wrestling in UPW. He had went to Ultimate Pro Wrestling (A.K.A UPW) which was an old wrestling entertainment developmental company.
As young child his father was a announcer and businessman for pro wrestling, so little John would stay glued to the t.v watching not only his dad but his favorite superstars like Hulk Hogan and Shawn Michaels. After a while in wrestling he was starting to rise. He was now known as “The Prototype”. He gave himself that name because of how he was a former bodybuilder, and that he had that kind of look. It didn’t take him that long once he started gaining popularity to gain and capture the UPW World Heavyweight Championship. After that he caught the eye of WWE executives. He had signed a developmental contract with WWE to go work at Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW).
After a year in developmental work he debuted in WWE on the show SmackDown in 2002. His first match was against Kurt Angle. Just two years later he beat the seven foot 500 pound giant known as The Big Show in “The Grandest Stage of Them All” WrestleMania to gain the United States Championship. In 2007 after winning many more championships he became the first wrestler ever to beat Edward “Umaga” Fatu. Umaga was known as the “Samoan Bulldozer”. Meaning he could tear through everybody, Which he did, except for John Cena. In that year after becoming so popular and his rapping skills he was known for a short time as “The Marky Mark of Wrestling”.
He was so popular and loved by many, that the talent he brought in the ring with him would be felt by the crowd in almost every match. His only talent wasn’t just wrestling. He was also a pretty good actor as well. Some of his movies are 12 Rounds, The Marine, and Legendary. I mentioned earlier that he was also a rapper. He didn’t just do movies and wrestle, he was a hip-hop rapper. He produced an album called “You Can’t See Me” which is also his theme when he comes out to the ring. The album “You Can’t See Me” was on the 2005 U.S Billboard chart at number fifteen. Ten years later in 2015 (now) he collabed with Wiz Khalifa to make a song for the video game WWE 2K15. Soon after he used his supreme acting skills in the comedic movie “Train Wreck” directed by Judd Apatow and written by comedian and film star Amy Schumer. He played as the “The sensitive bodybuilding boyfriend”. He said that the character he played was kind of like him.
In the WWE they have many partners and one of those is the Make A Wish Foundation which kids with diseases ask for a wish. John Cena has done and completed over 500 kids wishes. In the WWE he also had broken the world record of most title reigns in his career of fifteen title reigns. Not to long after that he accepted an interview with Larry King. What Larry King wanted to discuss was the newly launched fitness workouts and the WWE network. What we actually got from that was that John Cena had his first kiss in the fifth grade playing spin the bottle, the best prank pulled on him was when someone hid his WWE championship belt when he needed it for a television appearance, his favorite hobby besides WWE is weight lifting and a “decent” bottle of wine, his favorite hip-hop artist is Jay-Z, he thinks the best trash talkers around are between Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Ric Flair.
He has also had many nicknames throughout his career starting out with being called the Prototype, Dr. of Thuganomics, The Franchise, The Marine, The Champ, The Chain Gang Soldier, Super Cena, The Face of The WWE, and The Face That Runs The Place. Along with his many names he also has had many titles such as being the WWE champion fourteen times, being the United States champion six times, The Unified Tag Team Titles once, The Undisputed WWE championship three times, The WWE championship eleven times, and The WWE World Heavyweight championship four times.
John Cena didn’t always just fight normal wrestlers. He has fought actors, singing sensations, show actors or producers, and many more. He has also had many injuries. Some of them are his elbows, hips, knees, neck, and very bad cuts.
He has also had many rivalries. To me the most drawn out and formidable rival was none other than the best in the world. CM Punk. That rivalry went on for a whole year! Most WWE fans can’t forget the on and off again rivalries with the apex predator or the viper Randy Orton. They debuted in the same year. Meaning they were very considerable to end up in a rivalry. It all started in 2003. It was a normal match. Since they were both starting out they wanted to show that they were considerable for the WWE championship. So neither of them gave up. A couple of years later in 2009 Cena was the champion. Randy orton was the challenger. It was an “I Quit” match. Meaning whoever said “I Quit” lost the match. Midway through the match Randy handcuffed John to the steel post. Orton grabbed a bamboo stick and started to beat at his ribs. over and over for about three minutes. Orton kept asking Cena “DO YOU QUIT” John Cena kept saying no. Randy orton didn’t know what to do. While he was thinking Cena somehow escaped and used the bamboo stick and put Orton in his finisher the STF. Orton immediately said “I QUIT” and lost. John Cena has been in the WWE for thirteen years and is still going. In those years he will still have a legacy and will probably have a whole lot more championships.

1 comment:

  1. This PPOW was interesting, I didn't know anything about John Cena. This told me alot of things about John Cena and what happened in his lifespan that I didn't know.