Despite feuding, Cena and Benoit would later join forces as a makeshift tag team and on the November 27 episode of Smack Down!both won a 20-man battle royal to earn a WWE Championship match when, after being the last two men remaining, they would eliminate each other at the same time and were both declared joint winners of the match.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.
, when Cena and A-Train defeated Undertaker and Orlando Jordan in a tag team match.
Cena then pursued the United States Championship, but lost to then champion Eddie Guerrero in a Latino Street Fight for the title.
He was also a contestant on Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race, where he made it to the final round before being eliminated, placing third in the overall competition. Cena originally attended Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts, before transferring to Cushing Academy, a private prep boarding school.
After graduating from Cushing Academy, Cena attended Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.
15 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and starred in the feature films The Marine (2006), 12 Rounds (2009), Legendary (2010), The Reunion (2011), Trainwreck (2015), and Sisters (2015).