John Cena’s Impressive Record That Overshadows NBA Legends Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant

Published 06/20/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

John Cena is synonymous with kindness and charity, not just in the eyes of the WWE universe, but the whole world. So it comes as no surprise that John Cena is the celebrity with the most Make-A-Wish granted.

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Even beating Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, granting over 200 and over 175 wishes, respectively. The inspirational and motivational character of John Cena matches well with the personality that Cena has in real life as well as in WWE. As the face of his entire run for about 2 decades, John Cena built it during these wishes.

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John Cena’s Make-A-Wish achievement

The Make-A-Wish foundation, founded in 1980, has been instrumental in helping children from 2.5 years to 18 years to make their wishes come true. Not only has WWE been associated with this organization in the past multiple times, but the last time WWE superstars met with the children was also this April in WrestleMania 37.

 

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Mr. Hustle, Loyalty and Respect, John Cena

John Cena is one of the biggest faces in the WWE’s history. Not only did he win every title as a face, the WWE Universe considers his feuds with other faces like Daniel Bryan and The Rock to be on the same level as those with heels at the time.

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Being in feuds with the crowd’s superstars like CM Punk and Edge made the WWE Universe hope they will see another facet of Cena’s character. Wanting him to turn heel, there were rumors in 2016 that Cena would rally more faces and form a faction like the nWo to rival the popularity of CM Punk.

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But those plans never came to fruition as Vince decided to play it safe with the crowds and keep his most decorated superstar a face. While this decision would disappoint many fans, the superstar would retain his gimmick in the following years.

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Vying to keep it interesting every time, Cena would then popularize the US Open Challenge to bring in new talent. This would lead to many fantasy bookings like Cesaro vs Cena and Owens vs Cena.

But in the Firefly Funhouse Match with ‘The Fiend’, Cena would come out as a nWo member, referencing the missed opportunity. Tell us about your favorite moments from the illustrious career of John Cena.

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Murtaza Bharmal

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Murtaza Bharmal is a WWE and AEW writer at EssentiallySports. Pursuing an English Literature degree, he is fond of storytelling in the professional wrestling sport. Music, literature and pop culture run through his veins.

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