|WWE® Superstar John Cena®’s Schedule:|
3:30PM – 5:00PM - Photo Ops – VIP’s 1st then General Admission
5:00PM - 7:30PM - Autograph Signing – VIP’s 1st then General Admission
John Cena, whether he knew it or not at the time, started grooming himself for a career in sports entertainment at the age of four when he made his first championship belt out of computer paper in his West Newbury, MA home. Cena’s WWE debut in June 2002 was an accomplishment that he had dreamed about for more than 20 years. Today, Cena combines his athleticism, charisma, strong work ethic and genuine personality to make him one of the brightest stars in WWE and its hit cable program, Monday Night RAW on the USA Network.
Before embarking on his WWE career, Cena attended Springfield College in Massachusetts, obtaining a degree in exercise physiology. He was an offensive lineman for the school’s Division III football team, earning All-American honors as a senior.
Since joining WWE, Cena’s personality and charm have led to starring roles in Hollywood. His first theatrical film was the action-thriller The Marine from 20th Century Fox and WWE Studios. He has also starred in the action-thrillers 12 Rounds, which was directed by Renny Harlin and The Reunion. In 2010, Cena showed his range as an actor in the family drama, Legendary, alongside Patricia Clarkson and Danny Glover. Cena has a terrific sense of humor, so it was natural for him to be cast as the father in Nickelodeon’s teen comedy trilogy Fred: The Movie.
Cena spends much of his time volunteering for Make-A-Wish and recently set a Make-A-Wish record granting his 300th wish to Hop Bottom, Pa. native Jonathan Littman. Seven-year-old Littman thinking he was headed to Good Morning America for a studio tour, Littman joined Cena on the national morning show along with ABC News’ weather editor Sam Champion during the weather report. Cena is the only celebrity to reach the 300th milestone. Cena was named Wish Ambassador and is only the second celebrity to be given this honor, with the first being Michael Jordan. Cena was also awarded the Chris Grecius Award in 2009 – Make-A-Wish’s highest honor - and was the main reason Make-A-Wish named a conference room at the charity’s world headquarters after WWE for its support of kids. He wrote a piece for USA Weekend on the Power of Wishes and his tireless work with Make-A-Wish has been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS’ The Talk and NBC’s The Today Show.
In September 2012, Cena led WWE’s partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure during its month-long campaign to help cure breast cancer. Cena wore special co-branded, pink and black ring gear through October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and fans were able to purchase the merchandise, including hats, t-shirts, headbands and wristbands, at live events and online. WWE donated 100 percent of its profits to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, helping raise $1 million for breast cancer research and awareness.
Cena has been featured in People Magazine as the “Sexy Man of the Week,” as well as in Men’s Fitness, Flex and USA Today. He has appeared on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, Live with Kelly and Michael, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live, American Idol: Idol Gives Back, The Chew, E! News, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Awards, Despierta America, and the Teen Choice Awards.
You can catch John Cena every week on USA Network’s Monday Night Raw Supershow at 8/7c.