Even non-wrestling fans know the name of John Cena. He’s like the modern day Hulk Hogan: He’s so popular that he transcends the world of professional wrestling. He has been called the face of the WWE. After making his main roster debut in the WWE in 2002, he would go on to etch his name in the history books of the organization with 24 total championships, 15 of which are World Championships.
His popularity in the ring has led to popularity out of it, as he’s starred or made appearances in a number of movies, including The Marine, 12 Rounds, Sisters, and a particularly memorable performance in Trainwreck. He’s also appeared in TV shows like Parks & Recreation, Saturday Night Live, and MADtv. And as if that’s not enough, he’s also a musician (if you can call it that). His debut hip-hop album, You Can’t See Me, which includes his entrance song, “The Time Is Now,” reached number three on the Billboard list of US Rap Albums.
Among his many accomplishments is his ability to attract members of the opposite sex. Like CM Punk, Cena has acquired a reputation for being a ladies' man, as he is believed to have dated a number of women in the WWE, including his current girlfriend, Nikki Bella (in fact, it might have been quicker to name the women he hasn’t hooked up with). His penchant for beautiful women got him in trouble when he was married and many have speculated that it was the source of his divorce from his wife and high school sweetheart Elizabeth Huberdeau.
So without further ado, here’s the list of the top 10 hottest women that John Cena has hooked up with. Some of these hookups are known facts, while others are merely rumors.
10 Mickie James
According to Kenn Doane, Cena’s divorce from his wife Liz was the result of his affair with Mickie James, a former TNA Knockout, one-time Divas Champion and five-time WWE Women’s Champion. To make matters worse, James was also in a relationship with Doane at the time. This wasn’t the only allegation of infidelity laid against Cena. His ex-wife believed that he had had several affairs throughout their relationship, and her lawyer said to TMZ, “We're definitely following up on every lead relative to his being unfaithful before AND after the separation.”
Mickie James has since moved on from Cena and married Nick Aldis, otherwise known as Magnus, an English wrestler and former TNA Heavyweight champion currently working for GFW Global Champion.
9 Elizabeth Huberdeau
John Cena married his high school sweetheart, the beautiful Elizabeth Huberdeau, in 2009. Unfortunately, their relationship wouldn’t have a happy ending, as they divorced after just three years of marriage.
According to reports, Huberdeau was completely caught off guard when her husband said that he wanted a divorce and this prompted a nasty and public breakup. Huberdeau attacked Cena’s character in the media by claiming that he had cheated on her several times throughout their marriage and she sought to overturn their prenuptial agreements. Thankfully, they were able to settle their differences in private and Cena has now moved on to the stunning Nikki Bella. Not a bad rebound hookup.
8 Lisa Marie Varon
At 45 years old, Lisa Marie Varon, otherwise known as Tara or Victoria, is still one of the hottest women in all of professional wrestling. She’s spent time in the WWE and TNA, and she was a multiple champion in both companies.
Although she has been married to Lee Varon for over 20 years, many believe that she had an affair with Cena. Kenn Doane, the same person who threw Mickie James under the bus for (allegedly) hooking up with Cena, also threw Varon under the bus, implying that she was his “Diva road girlfriend.”
Varon, however, denied Doanne’s claims (sort of). She admits to dating Cena, but says that they weren’t having an affair: “We have separated a few times. One of those times that we were separated, I dated John for about a month. It was not in 2006 or 2007. It was in 2002. It was when we were both in Louisville. I was married but separated. John was single. I was never his 'road girlfriend."
7 Kendra Lust
Kendra Lust is a French-Canadian adult movie star who has appeared in over 140 films to date. Even though she has adamantly denied the rumours, many believe that she is the main reason why John Cena and his wife got a divorce. Leaked photos of Lust, who is also married, wearing skimpy lingerie while holding up a championship belt seemed to confirm the allegations. However, Lust has said that she had never even met Cena, let alone had a relationship with him, but she also admitted that she would be more than willing to hook up with him.
6 Maria Kanellis
Maria Kanellis is no stranger to dating her fellow wrestlers. Before tying the knot with Michael Bennett, who is currently working for TNA, she was in a relationship with CM Punk that lasted from 2005 to 2007.
When asked what it was like to kiss John Cena backstage during WWE Raw, she said, “I’m an actress first… It’s not reality, it’s a role.” But there may have been more reality to the kiss than she was leading on, as some believe that she is one of the many women to have hooked up with Cena.
5 Kelly Kelly
According to Wrestling World News, Cena and Kelly Kelly, also known as Barbie Blank, were seeing one another while Cena was still married and Kelly Kelly took a break from the WWE so as to prevent the scandal from going public. Not much has been reported about the supposed affair, which might suggest that it’s pure fiction, but given Cena’s track record and his reputation as a womanizer, it doesn’t seem that far fetched.
Kelly is now married to former Montreal Canadiens defenseman Sheldon Souray and she was previously linked to CM Punk and Andrew Martin.
4 Kelly Carlson
Okay, see he didn’t quite hook up with her, but he did say that he wanted to. During an interview with Howard Stern back in 2006, Stern asked if Cena had hooked up with Carlson, his co-star in the 2006 action film The Marine. The wrestler responded by saying that he wished he could have, only she was married at the time. It’s too bad for Cena, as Carlson, who’s best known for her role in Nip/Tuck, is indeed a beautiful woman. Oh well, at least he got to make out with her on-screen. I guess that's partially like hooking up, right?
3 AJ Lee
Before retiring from professional wrestling, AJ Lee was the top Diva in the WWE, winning the Divas Championship three times and being named Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Woman of the Year three years in a row. Throughout her career, she was a love interest to a number of wrestlers, including John Cena. While there’s not exactly any evidence to support the claim that the two were a real life item at one point, there were rumors and when it comes to Cena, it’s hard not consider the possibility of a hook up.
AJ Lee is now married to former WWE champion, and current UFC fighter, CM Punk.
What would you do if you had a million dollars? If you’re anything like Lawrence from Office Space, then your answer might be: “Two chicks at the same time.” But what if you had $35 million like John Cena? The answer: Six chicks at the same time. Or at least that’s what Cena claimed.
During his 2006 interview with Howard Stern, Cena said that he had hooked up with six women at one time (that’s right, six women!). Unsurprisingly, they were fans who had come to see him wrestle. Okay, so this one’s kind of cheating, since it’s not one woman but six, and we technically have no idea if they were hot or not. But come on, it's Cena.
What do you even call it when it’s six women? A six-way? Or, since the Latin for six is sex, would you simply call it a sex-way? That just seems confusing.
1 Nikki Bella
Nikki Bella, born Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace, is Cena’s current girlfriend. The two have been dating since 2012, not long after his divorce from his wife. Nikki has been wrestling with her twin sister, Brie, since 2007. Brie, however, recently announced her retirement from the ring, leaving many to wonder what will happen to Nikki’s career now that her sister is no longer wrestling.
Before dating Cena, Nikki had been romantically linked with another WWE wrestler, Dolph Ziggler. She also got married when she was just twenty years old to her high school boyfriend, but the marriage was shortly after annulled.