John Cena Grants Make-A-Wish, WWE Planning Big Heel Turn
Despite being off WWE TV, John Cena continues to make dreams come true, and is the promotion planning a big heel turn for wrestler?
John Cena Grants Make-A-Wish
While he is off WWE television, John Cena continues to make dreams come true.
Cena presented an early birthday present to a seven-year-old boy with a life-threatening illness recently, according to the New York Post.
The former WWE champion and box office superstar put on his neon green WWE outfit with added gloves and a mask to surprise Tampa, Florida’s David Castle. Castle is battling Wilms tumor, a childhood cancer that starts in the kidney region.
.@JohnCena is the best. ❤️
No one has granted more wishes. And a pandemic won’t stop him.
— Austin Kellerman (@AustinKellerman) May 3, 2020
During his time with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Cena has granted more wishes than anyone else involved with the foundation.
Dr. Shannon, you are the real deal! Having men like you on the frontlines gives us all hope. On behalf of @WWE, thank you for your hard work and selflessness. Show your appreciation to the healthcare heroes in your community by making your own “jersey” for these #TheRealHeroes. pic.twitter.com/WpQauKb86I
— John Cena (@JohnCena) May 6, 2020
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While not one to promote his own moments with Make-A-Wish, Cena did offer the foundation a thank you for “their incredible milestone of 40 years of granting wishes.”
I’ve had the honor of granting more than 650 Wishes and counting. Today is a day to celebrate @MakeAWish and their incredible milestone of 40 years of granting wishes. #WorldWishDay pic.twitter.com/jGVweqBOAu
— John Cena (@JohnCena) April 29, 2020
WWE Planning Big Heel Turn
With the roster trimmed down, the WWE needed superstars to step into new and bigger roles.
Apollo Crews was doing just that, and despite being “injured” in a storyline, it appears the promotion has bigger things in store.
According to a report by WrestlingNews.co, Crews will return as a heel with a sizable push in store for him.
““I was told that people backstage have been trying to convince Vince McMahon that more should be done with Apollo Crews and that is why he’s been given so much TV time in recent weeks,” the report states. “Furthermore, I was told that the plan is for him to turn heel.”
I worked with @WWEApollo on the Indy’s in the UK years back. He was one of the most over Talents I’d seen in years. So much, as of yet, untapped potential.
— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) April 21, 2020
The report notes that there was talk of turning him from babyface to heel by attacking Chad Gable, but that was scrapped. Crews could also be given a manager, such as former WWE superstar MVP, to work with.
— WWE (@WWE) April 23, 2020
Crews, 32 years old, first signed with the WWE as part of NXT in 2014. He made his main roster debut two years later and has experienced mixed results.
— WWE (@WWE) April 30, 2020
While he has yet to capture WWE gold, Crews did earn a spot in the Money in the Bank ladder match and won a battle royal to earn a spot in a six-pack challenge to challenge for the WWE championship.