WWE's John Cena grants 300th Wish
June, 20, 2012
By Associated Press | ESPN.com
Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesJohn Cena has more than 12 million likes on Facebook, ranking him seventh among all athletes.UNIONDALE, N.Y. — WWE superstar John Cena granted his 300th wish to a 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy with a spinal condition, continuing his streak as the most popular celebrity granter in Make-A-Wish Foundation history.
Jonny Littman wanted to meet his hero, and the WWE accommodated that wish Monday night before an episode of "Raw" live from New York's Long Island. But Jonny got a bonus to his wish.
On Wednesday morning, Jonny was being interviewed on "Good Morning America" when Sam Champion asked him about his green T-shirt. After Jonny told him it was John Cena, Champion asked if anyone knew the WWE Superstar.
The pro wrestler and actor walked out to Jonny's surprise and presented him with another gift. This time it was tickets for him and his family to attend the 1,000th episode of the WWE show.
To put Cena's 300 granted wishes in perspective, Michael Jordan has granted around 200 and Kobe Bryant is in the 100-wish range.
"I truly give hats off to Make-A-Wish for keeping statistics," Cena said. "They had a nice little celebration for me at 200, and I humbly said we should do it at 1,000. We're just getting started."