John Felix Anthony Cena is an American professional wrestler, rapper and actor signed to WWE. Cena was described by veteran pro wrestling announcer Jim Ross in 2013 as "the face, albeit a polarising face, of the WWE for a long time"; he was named in a 2014 Independent article as the most polarising figure in pro wrestling history, despite serving as the face of WWE and playing a heroic character for the majority of his career.
Cena started his pro wrestling career in 1999 with Ultimate Pro Wrestling, where he held the UPW Heavyweight Championship. Cena signed a developmental contract with the World Wrestling Federation in 2001, debuting on the main roster in 2002. As of December 2014, Cena has had 22 championships reigns and is a 15-time world champion, consisting of a record 12 reigns as WWE Champion/WWE World Heavyweight Champion and three reigns as World Heavyweight Champion. He has the fourth-highest number of combined days as WWE World Heavyweight Champion, behind Bruno Sammartino, Bob Backlund, and Hulk Hogan. He has also headlined WWE's flagship event, WrestleMania on five occasions over the course of his career.