; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, actor, rapper, and reality television show host.
He is currently signed to WWE, where he is a free agent, appearing for both the Raw and Smack Down brands.
Cena took part in the 2005 Royal Rumble match, making it to the final two along with Batista until both went over the top rope at the same time, ostensibly ending the match, which was restarted and won by Batista.
beginning a feud with then WWE Champion John "Bradshaw" Layfield (JBL) and his Cabinet in the process.
taping in Oakland, California, this time defeating Aaron Aguilera.
Cena wrestled again in a dark match at a Smack Down! In 2001, Cena signed a developmental contract with the WWF and was assigned to its developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW).
Throughout 2001, Cena would receive four tryouts for the WWF main roster, as he wrestled multiple enhancement talent wrestlers on both WWF house shows and in dark matches before WWF television events.Through the early months of 2002, Cena constantly found himself competing on house shows for the WWF, where he wrestled against the likes of Shelton Benjamin and Tommy Dreamer.After his main roster call up in June 2002, Cena would continue to appear on OVW programming until the September 25 taping of OVW, where he lost to Kenny Brolin in a Loser Leaves OVW match.After graduating from Cushing Academy, he attended Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.Cena started training to become a professional wrestler in 1999 at Ultimate Pro Wrestling's (UPW) California-based Ultimate University operated by Rick Bassman.