Name: John Cena
Birthdate: April 23, 1977
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 240 pounds
Hometown: West Newbury, Mass
Favorite Quote: "I won't let you down."
Wrestling Inspirations: The Rock, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan
Names: The Prototype (UPW), John Cena (WWE)
Finishing Moves: "The Proto-Bomb, Kill Switch"
Career Highlights: UPW Championship, UPN's Manhunt as "Big Tim Kingman", Former college football All-America and Pentucket star
College: Springfield (Mass.) College, Has a degree in exercise physiology, 1st team All-Star & 2nd team All-Conference in FFC, team captain, 1999 Offensive Lineman of the Year, 1999 Associated Press All-American
First WWE Match: Dark Match, March 2001
Fueled by ruthless aggression, John Cena burst onto the WWE scene on the June 27, 2002, episode of UPN's SmackDown! when he challenged Kurt Angle to an impromptu match.
After coming within inches of defeating the Olympic Champion, Cena was congratulated by several superstars of SmackDown!, most notably by the Undertaker.
Credit: smackdown.wwe.com & Krixtyn
FAVORITE WRESTLERS GROWING UP: Don Muraco, Randy Savage, Road Warriors
OUTSIDE INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Bodybuilding
ACCOMPLISHMENTS & UNUSUAL TALENTS: Third Runner-Up: PWI's 2001 Rookie of the Year Contest One of the featured hunters on the UPN show Manhunt in the Fall 2001 season!
FAVORITE BAND / MUSICIAN: Bob Seeger
FAVORITE ACTOR: Harrison Ford
FAVORITE ACTRESS: Marge Simpson
FAVORITE MOVIE: Star Wars 1, 4, 5, & 6
FAVORITE FOOD: Ice Cream
MISCELLANEOUS INFO: Former OVW superstar Rico "The Role Model" Costantino's young protégé from California debuted in OVW in mid-2001. Rico called him the "Prototype of the Perfect Man"! He and the Role Model had a very long, successful run as the OVW Southern Tag Team Champions, but lost the titles to the Minnesota Stretching Crew at the October 29th RAW in Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY. Prototype attributed their loss to lack of effort from Costantino and was instrumental in getting Costantino kicked out of Bolin Services.
After that, he had his sights set firmly on the ultimate prize: the OVW Heavyweight Title! And on Feb. 23rd, after a grueling Title match, he finally defeated The Demon of the Deep Leviathan to become the current OVW Heavyweight Champion! Of course, it had to end up happening in typical Bolin Services' style... with a little help from his "friends"!
But his big mouth wrote a check his arrogant ass couldn't cash when Matchmaker Jim Cornette brought to OVW the 9-year veteran and international superstar Nova! On May 18th, Nova challenged Prototype to an impromptu match and DEFEATED HIM for the OVW Title! Nova had also been 3-0 against Prototype in California two years ago! The FORMER Champion got a rematch against Nova at the May 31st Six Flags KY Kingdom show - but his special referee will be none other than MICK FOLEY and Nova went 5-0 on him!
Nova continues to be a big thorn in Prototype's side, and he's stepped up the violence with piledrivers, illegal in OVW! He's even brought down the wrath of none other than Jerry "The King" Lawler, and when he dared piledrive Nova using "The King's" own move at our June 14th Six Flags show, Lawler took the unprecedented step of breaking a prior commitment to request a special "piledriver" match, re-teaming with Nova against BS at the June 28th Six Flags show! Recently fined $3,000 for piledriving Nova twice and Shelton Benjamin once, the arrogant superstar seems willing to stop at nothing to regain the OVW Title AND to show his "ruthless aggression" to WWE officials!