Jericho loses “You’re Fired” match to John Cena on Monday Night RAW. Jericho is carried out of the building by security.
Wrestlemania 21 is held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The event features a 30 man battle royal, Rey Mysterio vs Eddie Guerrero, The Undertaker vs Randy Orton, Kurt Angle vs Shawn Michaels, John Cena vs JBL and Batista vs Triple H.
Cena defeats JBL at Wrestlemania 21 to become WWE champion for the first time.
Cena defeats Carlito on WWE Smackdown to reclaim the United States championship.
Wrestlemania 20 is held at Madison Square Garden in New York. The event is the 20th anniversary of Wrestlemania. It features John Cena vs Big Show, Goldberg vs Brock Lesnar, Victoria vs Molly Holly, Eddie Guerrero vs Kurt Angle, The Undertaker vs Kane and Chris Benoit vs Triple H vs Shawn Michaels.
Cena defeats Big Show at Wrestlemania XX to capture the United States championship. This is Cena’s first title in WWE.
Cena defeats Jericho at WWE Vengeance. This is Cena’s first pay-per-view match.
Cena decides to pursue professional wrestling as a career. He enrolls in Ultimate University, a wrestling school run by Ultimate Pro Wrestling. He trains under the tutelage of Rick Bassman.
Cena is born the second eldest of five brothers in West Newbury, Mass. Cena develops an early interest in bodybuilding and football, going on to pursue both in high school and at Springfield College.