John Cena is one of the most famous professional wrestlers in the United States as well as an actor, rapper and television host. Not only is he a four-time world tag team champion and the five-time United States Champion, but John Cena has won 25 championships throughout his career, with 16 reigns as a world champion in wrestling.
However, none of these achievements would have been a reality without following some special diet and workout routine to build a solid weight and muscles. He didn’t become one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time in an empty stomach, did he?
Nevertheless, let’s take a glimpse of his background; biography and age.
John Cena Biography, Age
Born on April 23, 1977, in West Newbury, Massachusetts, United States, John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. as his complete name goes, turned 41 years of age in 2018. His parents are Carol (née Lupien) and John Felix Anthony Cena and he has four brothers; older brother Stephen and three younger brothers Sean, Matt and Dan.
John Cena is of English, French-Canadian, and Italian ancestry, raised a Catholic and attended Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts before transferring to Cushing Academy.
Like John Cena said, “if it breathes and it’s green, then I will eat it.” The champ has worked hard to keep and maintain his huge physique with the right exercise and a healthy diet. From a skinny teenager to the professional bodybuilder and wrestler, Cena follows a regular protein rich diet like a protein bar, eggs and oatmeal with raisins for breakfast.
Before a day passes, Cena would have eaten seven meals including lunch, dinner, snacks and supplements like a protein shake. Besides having whole wheat pita bread with tuna as one his snack, he sometimes enjoys brown rice, chicken breast and vegetables for lunch. Whey protein shake and banana are one of smaller diet that provides him with slow-digestion to he keeps his energy levels high for his daily activities.
Dinner includes pasta, vegetables, salad and grilled fish or chicken. Not as heavy as expected, but Cena indulges in a protein bar as supplements. When the WWE World Heavyweight Champion
Champion is out on a trip to other countries like China, he enjoys street treats such as spicy lamb and popcorn chicken.
At a height of 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), Cena’s weight is measured at 251 lb (114 kg). He reportedly shed some weight after signing up for Jackie Chan’s latest action-thriller film titled Project X, as a replacement to Sylvester Stallone. He even took to Twitter to share a picture of one his training session in the Jackie Chan Training Center in Tianjin, China.
With a degree in exercise physiology and body movement from Springfield College, it is no surprise why John Cena pursued a career in bodybuilding. John Cena is successful and loved by millions of fans, making him one of the richest wrestlers in the world with an estimated net worth of $55 million.
From a Limousine driver to a millionaire, Cena’s source of wealth spans from wrestling, appearing in music videos, movies and television shows to brands endorsement deals. With his millions, Cena is a philanthropist and choose to be a fairy godfather to children with life-threatening illnesses. Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Cena has granted more than 500 wishes, a number which is considered the most in Make-A-Wish history.
Other facts about John Cena
. Cena debuted his wrestling career on November 5, 1999, at after he began training to become a professional wrestler at the age of 22, at the Ultimate University based in California (UPW).
. He left UPW IN 2001 to sign a contract with the WWF, currently known as WWE, where he built a solid career and rose to stardom as well as became one of the most popular and favorite wrestlers. While in WWE, he participated in his first Championship win Big Show, in 2004; won his first WWE Championship, Wrestlemania 21, in 2005; and got named a World Heavyweight Champion in 2009.
In 2006, Cena starred in films such as The Marine (2006) and 12 Round (2009).
. The Fruity Pebbles as he was nicknamed by The Rock, has gained huge popularity on social, more than average of what is expected of one with similar public figures. For instance, he has a whopping 10.7 million followers on Instagram, a number that might continue to grow as long as he remains active in his career. And guess what, posts on his IG page is no typical kind. Let’s just say the guy is simply not a “Show-off.”
. Cena resides in Tampa, Florida, although he moved to China in 2018, where he stayed for five months following his works on a short film with Jackie Chan.
Cena is the face behind a 10-Week BodyChange challenge, via which he motivates people to lose weight and stay on a healthy diet.